I was elected as a school board trustee in 1996 and 1999. I also held public service positions as chair of the Employment Insurance Appeal Board, chair of the special advisory committee with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, returning officer with Elections Canada, and member of the Regional Transition Council with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
As a long-term resident of Vancouver for over 20 years, I have been passionate about volunteering in local community centres, neighbourhood houses, parent advisory committees, hospital foundations, public libraries, and with the crime prevention centre. If elected under an NPA council, the property tax will be in control, meaningful neighbourhood consultation will be on track, and fiscally responsible government and public safety will be back in order. I strongly believe the NPA team will provide public services for all of Vancouver—not just a few.
I promise that I will work hard to:
• Hold the line on taxes below inflation;
• Streamline the city’s services;
• Improve the business climate to attract small and medium-size businesses that create jobs;
• Have an open book policy and be a fiscally accountable government.
With your help, we can make a difference on November 19.
Bill Yuen, a professional engineer and former school trustee, is a Non Partisan Association candidate for Vancouver city council.