Survey Answers - Priscilla Omulo

Independent new candidate for Port Coquitlam city council


Do you support raising {your municipality’s} community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to meet or beat the new province-wide standard of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050 (percentages refer to a reduction below 2007 levels)? [Note that some cities already match the 80% target but lack interim targets, which are crucial to meeting these goals!]



Will you submit a formal request to council to adopt these targets within one year of being elected?



Are you in favour of transparent, annual measuring and reporting of [your municipality’s] community-wide emissions?



Will you submit a formal request to council to ensure transparent, annual measuring and reporting of community-wide emissions, within one year of being elected?



Will you commit to taking a leadership role in ensuring that city council and staff work with community members, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve these community-wide targets in a meaningful way and within the specified time frame?



Describe three steps you will take during your first year in office to uphold this commitment.

One, I will propose that businesses with GREEN practices or outcomes will have lower permits and better leasing prices to encourage green businesses to move to PoCo. Two, I will suggest that we add a City of PoCo Business Award for local businesses that work towards being greener in practices and goods. Three, I will suggest that if we are keeping the PoCo Car Show that a Eco category be added. FOUR! I will support the initiative to ban straws, styrofoam containers and plastic bags.


Force of Nature’s framework emphasises “five key concepts” of urban climate solutions. What ideas or initiatives would you bring forth to promote, encourage or enforce the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in each of the following categories: compact communities, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy, green jobs, and circular economy.

I have already mentioned ways I would bring in jobs and encourage businesses to be green. I would also advocate for the tree canopy to be at 30% as Laura Dupont is pushing for and I would fight to have more accessible transit options so people can get out of their cars. I would also help advocate for more community gardens because when we are local and organic we will eat healthier and build community.


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