Price Tags will post candidate’s statements – who they are, what they’ll do – for the upcoming party nominations and civic election.
I’m Tanya Paz and I’m seeking the Vision nomination for councillor in this Fall’s election.
I’m someone who helps shape cities. I’m best known for my work locally, nationally, and internationally in sustainable transportation, making cities accessible and navigable through carsharing and bike sharing. My work locally with Modo, Mobi, Veemo, and Vancouver Coastal Health has helped people change their ways of getting around.
Since 2012 I have spent countless hours volunteering for the City’s Active Transportation Policy Council, advising City Council, the Park Board, and Vancouver School Board on walking, bicycling, skateboarding, and transit. I’ve served as Chair since 2013 and have been an outspoken leader for our community.
I moved to Vancouver to go to UBC in 1991 and have lived here since. Growing up in a diverse family an hour east of here, I feel I can represent so many Vancouverites who know that our strength is in our unique and diverse backgrounds coming together for a common vision.
I have also worked in affordable housing. I worked for Community Housing Land Trust Foundation and Co-op Housing Federation of BC in the mid to late 90s, advocated for affordable housing, including Mole Hill and co-op housing in Metro Vancouver. I also helped overhaul the Co-op Association Act in BC.
After that, I was recruited to Modo; I was second-in-command there for 13 years, building systems and relationships to expand carsharing to various municipalities and co-founding the international Car Sharing Association and the Federation of Canadian Carsharing Co-ops.
By striving towards social justice through sound policy and civic actions, we can make our city an incredible place to live.