50 Ideas in 50 Days

Starting on August 31, the Coté Campaign will be releasing a new idea on every day of the campaign through to election day on October 20. The ideas will focus on some of the biggest issues facing our community like housing, transportation, public amenities, and the local economy.

Idea #50 - VOTE!!!

Last but not least, on October 20th please get out and vote!

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Idea #49 - Earth Day New West

Coordinate an Earth Day celebration in New Westminster that connects residents with activities such as neighbourhood cleanups and tree planting.

"We all want to make a difference and help New Westminster become a more sustainable community. Let's bring the community together on Earth Day to celebrate the actions we can take locally to restore and protect the environment."  Jonathan X. Cote

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Idea #48- Lower 12th Street Creative Economic Zone

Develop a Lower 12th Street plan to create a mixed-use neighbourhood focused on creative employment.

"The Lower 12th Street neighbourhood will see many changes over the next few decades. We need to ensure we are building a plan for this area that encourages and fosters new employment land uses." Jonathan X. Cote

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Idea #47 - Community Access to Theatres

Provide more community access to our local arts and theatre groups to the wonderful theatre assets we have in New Westminster.

"We have some wonderful theatres in our community, and we need to make sure that our local arts community has the ability to access these spaces." Mary Trentadue, Council Candidate

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Idea #46 - Tree Planting Program

Increase the city’s tree-planting program to plant 500 new trees a year on city boulevards and parks across New Westminster.

"New Westminster’s urban forest is an important part of building a community that is both livable and sustainable. The City needs to take a leadership role to increase our tree-planting program and ensure we have an abundance of healthy trees in all our neighbourhoods." Nadine Nakagawa, Council Candidate on Team Cote

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Idea#45 - Fire Truck Outreach on Hot Summer Days

Work with the New Westminster Fire Department to bring a ladder truck and an engine to various parks in the summer.

"Bringing our fire trucks out to city parks during the summer months would be a fun way for the community to learn about fire safety and meet our New Westminster firefighters."  Jonathan X. Cote

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Idea #44 - “Shop Local” Days in New West

Partner with local BIAs and merchant associations to create a series of “Shop Local” days in New Westminster.

"We have some wonderful commercial main streets in New Westminster. I would like to work with our local retailers to encourage our residents to do more of their shopping locally."  Jonathan X. Cote

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Idea #43 - Outdoor Community Oven

Build an outdoor community oven in one of our popular city parks.

"Nothing brings a community together like food. New Westminster could follow the example of other communities that have transformed public spaces with community ovens, creating inclusive venues for food education, festivals, and enjoyment."  Jonathan X. Cote

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Idea #42 - Make Progress on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

Move forward in working with other levels of government to advance the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

"New Westminster is a historic city and we have an opportunity to better understand our history. I support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, and also support the City providing space for the community to learn more about the history of the Qayqayt First Nation and Coast Salish peoples who occupied this land." Nadine Nakagawa, Council Candidate Team Cote

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Idea #41 - Pop-Up Libraries

During the summer months, bring our library services out into the sunshine via pop-up libraries at city parks and city festivals.

"Our city offers some incredible library services at our two branches, but it's important that we get our libraries into the community to remind us of the incredible resources they make available to local residents." Mary Trentadue, Council Candidate on Team Cote

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