Mayor Lisa Helps

Lisa Helps says she’s in favour of proportional representation (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in favour of proportional representation

Electoral reform referendum ballots are being mailed out this week

 

Contrary to the other opinions published, City of Victoria policies and strategies for development are supported by young renters, according to one reader whio is in that position. News file photo

City residents truly affected by unaffordability not speaking out

Those in ownership positions more often complain about Victoria housing strategies, reader writes

  • Jul 18, 2018

 

From atop Chard Development’s Yello rental building on Yates Street, one can see other Victoria residential projects in the works. Creating new, more expensive units is not helping address the unaffordability of the city’s housing, says reader. Don Denton/Black Press

Helps, City strategies far from enhancing quality of life

Allowing expensive projects to replace older buildings only serves to entitle property owners

  • Jul 17, 2018

 

A crew installs a sales sign at the Bellewood Park development site on Fort Street at 1201 Fort St. A News letter writer wonders when council will understand that multiple new developments is not leading to housing opportunities for residents with more modest incomes. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Promises of future housing opportunities ring hollow for reader

Aggressive development scenario not helping younger generations find homes

  • Jul 9, 2018
A crew installs a sales sign at the Bellewood Park development site on Fort Street at 1201 Fort St. A News letter writer wonders when council will understand that multiple new developments is not leading to housing opportunities for residents with more modest incomes. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Compact living doesn’t shrink quality of life

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Compact living doesn’t shrink quality of life

Victoria’s Lisa Helps talks about the effects of growth, change on a community

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Compact living doesn’t shrink quality of life
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Citizen’s assemblies deserve a chance to do their work

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Citizen’s assemblies deserve a chance to do their work

Lisa Helps hopes for ‘yes’ vote in question about further exploration of City, Saanich amalgamation

  • May 3, 2018
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Citizen’s assemblies deserve a chance to do their work
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Impact of speculation tax needs to be measured

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Impact of speculation tax needs to be measured

Victoria’s Lisa Helps weighs in on the provincial real estate legislation

  • Apr 5, 2018
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Impact of speculation tax needs to be measured
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Wholehearted support given for Songhees Games bid

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Wholehearted support given for Songhees Games bid

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps thrilled to stand with Indigenous leaders through bid process

  • Mar 1, 2018
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Wholehearted support given for Songhees Games bid