I believe that the foundation of any thriving community should include education, the arts, shopping and recreation. If we want to attract strong companies to the area with better jobs, we must work to enhance and expand these categories.
”My campaign will address the economic pocketbook issues that families stress about everyday. I will address the physical security concerns of many families that do not feel safe in their neighborhoods. I will offer the most progressive and responsible environmental policy ever to be put forward at City Hall. By championing these causes I will work for the residents of Abbotsford and make government work for them on an individual basis that will make their lives better.
This will make Abbotsford a better place for all families, including my own!
My solemn pledge to the taxpayers and residents of Abbotsford
Today the Eric Nyvall Campaign for Mayor releases its costed and committed pledges. I promise that I will
do what I can to advocate for these issues. I do not pretend to speak for the view of council and at this
time I have no idea what the composition of our 8 future council members will be. Given that I cannot
count on their future support I will consider my commitment to Abbotsford fulfilled if I put each individual
item to council for a vote at some point during my 4 year mandate. If I do not fulfill my pledge to
Abbotsford I will not run for re-election in 2022 as I’d be too embarrassed. If I do not fulfill my pledge but
did run for re-election I’d suggest all those who counted on my support to attend the debates and scream
“shame” every time I open my mouth.
- Environmental pledges: introduce LED street lights throughout the City, introduce 20 electrified vehicles to
the city’s vehicle fleet, retrofit city buses to natural gas, bring back glass recycling to neighborhoods and to
the door when the next 5year waste contract is up for renewal, show leadership and bring Chilliwack,
Langley, Surrey & Delta together to advocate for the Rail for the Valley. Capital cost = $7,910,000. Annual
cost savings from investment in new technologies = $1,100,000. Annual recurring costs for glass to be paid
by the $1M yearly grant the city receives from MMBC.
- January 2019 to bring certainty to Ledgeview Golf Course. No longer wait for the Kinder Morgan community
contributions. The money will come when the pipeline starts. The City can move Ledgeview forward but
wait for the receipt of funds. The City will bridge finance(the Kinder Morgan money) the Ledgeview
construction to build the clubhouse. – Yearly recurring cost $nil, capital cost $nil, however if the Kinder
Morgan pipeline never gets build the City will absorb the $2.6M bridge financed portion.
- Fix 10 years of broken promises and make Delair the home of Abbotsford baseball. Repurpose the existing
fields and create added baseball access. A caveat here is if better arrangements can be identified elsewhere
I reserve the right to be open minded and work with baseball, the community/neighbors and other user
groups. – added yearly costs $nil, capital cost $1,150,000.
- Enable our small business community and start a new conversation on economic development. Waive the
annual business license fee. Annual recurring cost $800,000.
- Police: Add 4 new officers to the gang taskforce unit, add 3 full-time officers as school liaisons at Hansen,
Mouat & Abby Sr, add mental health support for emergency calls known as Car67. Further, fund after
school programs to protect young boys from the influence and recruitment into gangs and to provide
positive leadership and mentorship. Annual recurring cost $1,625,000.
- Provide a place for the homeless to stay. Use that new site availability to prohibit homeless camping in
parks and on the streets. The capital cost of land could be as high as $10M. That is less concerning for me
because if the plan does not work or a future mayor wishes to undo this progress the city will still own the
land and we all know how bare land investment has worked in the Fraser Valley over the past 25 years. I
have budgeted $500,000 per year in recurring annual costs for maintenance, security and clean-up of the
- I will not support taxpayer money subsidizing a hockey team at the Abbotsford Centre. I pledge the City
would organize a ticket drive to prove the demand for the Canucks farm team and use that to bolster the
City’s negotiating position with the Vancouver Canucks. Annual cost $nil.
”Most importantly, the primary role for the mayor should be to be an advocate for ALL people of the city. There are many issues that will come before us in the next four years. They include basic items like our community plan and how we will develop our city as we grow…and how we will do that fairly. We also face facility and infrastructure challenges as we see demand for services and housing increase along with our population. In addition, we need to strengthen and diversify our community economic foundations to bring more jobs to Abbotsford.
My Solemn Pledge
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