For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Alex Pope.
• Residence: Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: Computer programmer/B.Sc. 1988, from UBC.
• Volunteer work: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows HUB Cycling Committee; Golden Ears United Church board; Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Bicycle Advisory Committee; Cycling B.C. Board; B.C. Randonneurs Cycling Club; Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Federal Liberal EDA; Green Party of B.C.
• Who do you support for mayor: undecided.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: I have experience in small business, including running my own business, plus I have been active in a number of board and committee roles, including Golden Ears United Church board, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Bicycle Advisory Committee, Cycling B.C., and the B.C. Randonneurs Cycling Club.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: I am self-funding a significant portion of my campaign expenses. I have received a few donations from individuals and will be publishing this information on my website prior to election day.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: A variety of experience, including business and working in a team environment, open to considering creative alternatives for solving problems, willing to listen and learn.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: Our population is going to grow significantly. We need to make decisions now to increase density within our urban boundaries and plan effective transit and active transportation options so we have a comfortable, livable, community.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: Implement a working group of representatives from RCMP, business, and local social support agencies to combat homelessness.