Price Tags will post candidate’s statements* – who they are, what they’ll do – for the upcoming civic election. Here’s the first one:
I’m Adrian Crook and I’m seeking a NPA City Council nomination for this Fall’s election.
I’m a business owner, director of two non-profits, and a single father of five who rents an apartment in downtown Vancouver.
Over the last two years since I co-founded Abundant Housing Vancouver (AHV), a non-partisan advocacy group, the conversation around our city’s housing crisis has dramatically intensified. Renters face a historically low vacancy rate and every day potential purchasers lose out to multiple higher bids. Some Vancouver communities are feeling besieged by development, while at the same time other neighbourhoods are declining in population.
For years I’ve written and spoken on the benefits of raising kids in our city, via 5 Kids 1 Condo.
Housing and transit advocacy naturally followed 5K1C, when I co-founded AHV in 2016 and later Abundant Transit BC. As a Director of AHV, we’ve successfully advocated for over 3,000 new homes, including Temporary Modular Housing for our homeless residents, social housing and affordable rentals.
As a City Councillor, I’ll support:
- Citywide pre-zoning to bring certainty to neighbourhood planning.
- Create meaningful housing choices for homeowners and renters alike.
- Restore affordability for young people and families.
- Capping building permit wait times for homeowners and property developers, making it possible to bring an emergency addition of middle class and social housing to Vancouver.
I want a Vancouver that my kids – and those less privileged – can not just afford, but thrive in.
That’s why I decided to put my name forward for City Council this Fall.
To get involved, visit: www.voteadriancrook.com
*At this point, ‘candidates’ are those running for the nomination of a party, or planning to run as an independent.