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Calling it an “honour and a privilege” to serve as Richmond’s mayor since 2001, Malcolm Brodie announced Tuesday he is seeking re-election.
“Over the years, we—the people of Richmond, our city council and staff—have made our city better, more livable, more secure and more successful,” he said. “But it is certain that there remains a lot more to do. With the constant pressures of growth, we continue to face some key challenges.”
One of those challenges is change, experienced by most big cities, he said.
“I am running for mayor because of the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. There is so much more work to be done. And future generations will benefit from our contributions.”
Brodie said there is “no question” property taxes must be kept low, and the city’s money spent wisely. But, he added, new facilities are also needed such as the new City Centre North and Steveston Community Centre.
“We (also) want to help our first responders ensure the safety of our residents and businesses as the city grows,” he said. “(And) housing for our citizens needs to be affordable and available to residents of all ages. To better protect our environment, demanding standards need to be maintained. We will continue to combat the growing congestion on our streets. We need more transportation choices including better public transit and cycling lanes.”
“I take nothing for granted,” Brodie said. “If I am re-elected, I will continue to work with the community and our residents to make Richmond even better.”