The author of the 5 Kids 1 Condo parenting blog wants to become a Vancouver city councillor.
Adrian Crook on Wednesday (February 14) announced on social media his plan to run in the October 2018 municipal election.
Crook runs a video game design consulting business. He is also a housing and transit advocate.
He is a single father of five, and the family lives in a 1,000-square-foot condo in Yaletown.
Crook shares the family’s experiences through his 5 Kids 1 Condo blog.
Crook has also launched a campaign website, wherein he declared that he is running for city council because he wants to see a “new, affordable Vancouver that breeds inclusiveness and diversity, rather than division and anger”.
“Reducing barriers to providing the right type of housing for Vancouver residents of all backgrounds and income levels is how we begin,” according to Crook.
Crook’s main issues are affordable housing, better transit, and more efficient city services.
In a manifesto titled Let’s Fix Vancouver, Crook said that the “city is at a crossroads”.
“We can turn inward, fight with each other, and let recent partisan squabbles sink our progress, or we can look outward and see the potential we have to fix our homelessness and housing crisis,” Crook wrote. “The potential that springs from the values that hold us together: fairness, diversity, sustainability, safety and caring for those in need.”More