Rysa Kronebusch has said she’s running for Maple Ridge council in the Oct. 20 election. (Contributed)

Rysa Kronebusch has said she’s running for Maple Ridge council in the Oct. 20 election. (Contributed)

Another competitor in Maple Ridge election

Volunteer served on accessibility committee

There will be another name on the growing list of candidates for Maple Ridge council this Oct. 20.

Rysa Kronebusch is a volunteer and advocates for human rights and is treasurer of the Fraser Valley Labour Council.

Transit and transportation are two of her concerns. “We as a community should not be penalized because of where we live requires us to commute to work, not to mention if we would like to attend an event in Vancouver,” Kronebusch said in a news release.

She said she would oppose any mobility road pricing or distanced-based charges for motorists as a way to fund TransLink. TransLink is not considering that measure presently.

She also wants the lack of affordable and safe housing addressed and wants low-cost rental units for seniors, working poor, single parents and the homeless.

“We need strong leadership in our mayor and council who will advocate for everyone, from those suffering from mental health issues, drug addictions and various abilities. We cannot help everyone, but those who are seeking help, should be able to receive assistance. We need to advocate for those less fortunate and try to continue that community feeling all at the same. I have the ability and tenacity to work towards positive solutions for these most difficult issues,” Kronebusch said.