VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A decline in overdoses and more affordable housing are the hopes for Vancouver’s mayor.
In his Christmas address on social media, Kennedy Stewart says work is underway on both fronts.
“In terms of housing, we really think we’ve put the policies in place we need to turn the corner on our affordability crisis. Working hand-in-hand with the Federal and Provincial governments, we think we are going to see a dramatic decline in overdoses in 2020,” he says.
Merry Christmas and have a safe and warm New Years! I hope this time of year brings you hope and joy to you and yours.
And if you can, this is a great time to give back in some way to help make someone else’s holidays just a little bit more merry no matter how you celebrate! pic.twitter.com/ZxD4PKfQm9
— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) December 24, 2019
He also notes construction is underway on the Broadway subway, which Stewart says will be a fantastic addition to the area’s transit infrastructure.
Stewart ends with a reminder to give back however you can over the holidays.
“Whether it’s wishing somebody a Merry Christmas, whether it’s giving to the food bank or something bigger — why not chip in, do something you wouldn’t do through the rest of the year and make this a Merry Christmas for everyone in the city,” he says.