I did the survey and it was a complete joke. I even pointed out your comment in my answers. I basically said they needed to start ad campaigns that roommates are acceptable and a new stripped down building code that allows ultra cheap basic housing to be built (but the BC Building Code is a provincial law and the CoV can't override it)
Lol, even love the income brackets - 60k and up is the top one. They really aren't looking for any meaningful answers
Yup, its a joke survey. I noticed the income # and wondered where they got the idea for numbers so low...perhaps they had a sub-committee determine they didnt want to trigger anyone.
I suggested they consider inviting the people that actually run and build rentals like property managers and the construction association and have a discussion about the costs of construction and upkeep and the role that a Muni could play to target lower rents such as tax breaks, faster permit processing, lower fees and removing requirements for public art amenity contributions etc....this could be done with 10-20 year guarantees via placing liens on the title etc to ensure the owner doesnt just take advantage of the situation etc...
But what does it matter? Its not about housing low income people but the appearance of housing low income people.