November 07, 2008 Features & Images » Feature Story

Council candidate: Will Pullinger 

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Age: 25

Website: www.pullinger.ca

Occupation: Consultant/self-employed

Last book read: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

What music are you listening to these days? Classical, listening or tickling the ivory keys

Favourite recreational pursuits: Downhill mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, squash, swimming

 

1. Why are you running for council?

After discovering the healthy, vibrant and youthful community within the outdoor recreational playground that is Whistler, I found home. Although growing up only hours away in Greater Vancouver, this would become the community in which roots are established; a family nurtured and a lifestyle unparalleled.

With this knowledge, combined with the sweeping lack of confidence in current local government, I declared my candidacy to run for council.

At 25, and with more than half of Whistler’s demographic under 30, current council cannot fully appreciate the needs and challenges with seasonal housing shortages and affordability. I’m first-handedly witnessing what friends, neighbours and I are experiencing with the housing and affordability crisis as younger members of the community.

Equally as important, the interests of the landlord and their right to make the most of economic opportunity must be balanced with community needs. It is up to local government to implement programs and incentives as necessary to manage this balance.

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