Glen Chernen was born and raised in Vancouver. He is a brother, father, husband, little league coach, financial analyst and homeowner. He will protect Vancouver from self serving backroom deals, with fully transparent and open government. His family has been firmly rooted in Vancouver since his mothers family arrived here in the 1880’s and began farming. Glen was raised in a family of 4 children of which Glen is the youngest.
Glen founded the “non developer funded” Cedar Party, for residents to be heard and help transfer power from special interests to the community. Glen will use his ability as an analyst, to prevent Vancouver from being short changed. He will ensure Parkland obligations are lived up to by developers without delay. Glen has worked with many Vancouverites over the past two years attempting to hold our Mayor accountable. His focus has been to understand city contracts and development applications and ensure the city lives up to its promises of full value for city assets.
Glen will continue fighting for parks or increased compensation to the city from new developments. Glen will fight for increased amenities by accurately calculating and fairly applying fees to developers. Glen feels that our quality of life does not need to decrease if change occurrs through moderate thoughtful and well engaged processes. Through such actions glen will seek better health care services, school services, fire, police, and more for our community needs.
Glen would like to see a new full service community centre including Olympic size swimming pool in the Cambie Corridor paid for by the developers that seek to increase density there. He does not believe in relocating any community centres unless the community supports it.
Glen will keep fighting for new measures such as a Lobbyist Registry and fully open information disclosure to ensure residents are protected. Glen seeks to strengthen community centres with a new joint operating agreement that gives the final say back to the community associations. He will represent businesses and residents equally with fair minded judgement while encouraging robust debate in council.
Glen believes political parties should self impose strict funding regulations immediately if the Provincial government won’t initiate the change.
The current lack of transparency enjoyed by the current administration allows the city of Vancouver to waste our resources without proper oversight. Glen Chernen has compassion for those in need while at the same time realizing that our local government can do little to help anyone if our debt continues to grow and burden us all. Glen wants to ensure that we are all being looked out for and that the rights of citizens always come first.
Before forming the Cedar Party Glen could be found playing with his young children, playing guitar and being active in many sports .
Glen wants to help Vancouver move forward with a clean government working for all residents.I am asking for your vote and in return I promise to work for the best interest of community.