Ensured that Vancouverites had one of the lowest residential property tax rates in the Lower Mainland; Championed Vancouver’s Olympic 2010 bid; Made Vancouver the only city in Canada to achieve a Triple-A credit rating from all three rating agencies.

Drug and Crime Prevention

 Developed and promoted the Four Pillars Drug Policy to deal with drug addiction as a health issue. Helped secure pilot Vancouver drug court to get treatment for addicts who commit crimes.


Developed a network of greenways and bikeways throughout the city. Created one of the first Blue Box recycling programs in Canada.

Community Development

Developed 136 acres of new parks and 166,000 square feet of new community centre space.

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