short term plan
1,impose 'second home tax' on homeowners who own two or more residential properties, use 'second home tax' to subsidize the renters.
2,impose 'third-time buyer tax' on new buyers who make third-time purchase, use 'third-time buyer tax' to subsidize the homeowners who only have one property.
3,charge birth tourist $10,000 additional management fees, use this money to subsidize the foreign talents who work in Richmond company.
4, use city finance to subsidize the renters of commercial property, ease the burden of small business.
medium term plan
1, city planning
1.1 build a shopping mall in No 4 rd to shift the center of gravity of Richmond city eastward, this shopping mall will also help reduce traffic congestion.
1.2 modify CF Richmond center expansion plan, let new plan be lower density, zero risk, and better design.
1.3 build second Richmond downtown in Steveston.
1.4 repair some bicycle lanes, replan the bus route, reduce bus passenger's waiting time.
2, private sector
rely on developers to increase supply and speed up the approval of the applications.
3, Agricultural Land Reserve
convert a small portion of Agricultural Land Reserve to non-agricultural use, including industrial use, alleviate the soaring rents of industrial land and the serious shortage of land supply in the logistics industry.
4, Garden City Land
build affordable housing on the Garden City Land, Richmond city owns and provides the land, and developers construct the apartment and collect the rents. borrow the concept of leasehold, increase the supply of rental housing.
long term plan
1, use Singapore method
1.1, establish a new public housing market, the government funds the construction of public housing. This public housing is not for renters, the beneficiary of public housing owns the property rights.
1.2, establish a housing provident fund system, an employment based savings scheme with employers and employees contributing a mandated amount to the Fund. The funds in the provident fund account can only be used for down payment. If it is not used, it can only be taken out after the age of 55.
1.3, set different application requirements based on income and other criteria. For example, very low income people can rent first and buy later. If your salary exceed a certain level, you are not eligible to buy public housing, and so on.
1.4, establish a secondary market for public housing, each person can only apply for a maximum of two flats in their lifetime. Selling public housing flats must meet certain conditions.
1.5, when both parents and children apply for public housing, the adjacent location will be arranged, the government also gives certain discounts to this type of application, multi generations living together will be helpful for different generations to take care of each other, objectively reduce government's welfare cost from another side.
1.6, implement the quota system when allocating public housing , and different ethnic groups and different backgrounds are given corresponding quotas to promote ethnic integration.
2, urge the federal and provincial governments to reform immigration systems and help more new immigrants to settle in non-central cities.
1, build a new Chinatown in Richmond.
2, invite famous Buddhist masters to Canada, promote the education of filial piety, and spread the spirit of Chinese culture.
3, set up a Chinese learning center, help more second generation Chinese learn Chinese language..
4, let more non-Chinese understand Chinese medicine, teach basic knowledge of Chinese medicine, especially common sense in healthy eating.
5, better play the role of Chinese community groups in inheriting Chinese culture.
1, introduce Canadian history, culture, and political system to new immigrants, and invite philosopher, historian, and politicians to give lectures.
2, Richmond city gives each new immigrant who settled in Richmond two free museum tickets, one for Richmond's museum and one for other city's museum in Metro Vancouver, help new immigrants learn about local history.
Dialogue and education
1, religious dialogue between Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism;
2, community dialogue between Chinese and Muslim, let Chinese and Muslim know each other's history and culture;
3, strengthen the relationship between the Japanese and Chinese community, both Chinese and Japanese have been discriminated against in Canadian history, now we are all Canadian.
4, let more people know Chinese culture, especially the real spirit of Chinese philosophy and Buddhism, eliminate unnecessary misunderstandings;
5, educate and spread the concept of religious freedom and religious tolerance;
6, the Chinese community may organize more joint events with other ethnic groups, establish friendship and enhance each other's connections.
marijuana, opioid, mental health, community safety
1.1, urge the federal government to setup a special religious visa category that is different from the skilled worker immigrants. Let great masters, gurus, prominent priest, ministers, and other religious leaders can easily immigrate to Canada, let these spiritual treasures transform and purify this society.
1.2, support the existing religious institutions, children's certain volunteer activities in religious practices can be counted to school volunteer hours.
1.3, encourage the secular practice of religious study, and establish a good relationship between religious group and government, let religious groups get more involved in social activities.
1.4, improve police's efficiency and service level, increase the detection rate.
1.5, help new immigrants understand Canada's legal system and strengthen self-protection.
1.6, follow the principle of edification to solve social problems.
The sale of cannabis food needs to be banned in order to protect children.
Farmland is not allowed to grow marijuana, which is the respect for the community .
Planting marijuana at home is allowed, if you're a tenant, then planting must be approved by the landlord. If the dwelling is in an apartment, the building management can make their own policies.
If you only smoke marijuana, you must plant at least four flowers in the yard. If you plant four cannabis in your home, you must plant eight flowers in the yard. These flowers can make the community more beautiful, and planting flowers is also a compromise and respect for others.
Neighbours have the right to complain about marijuana odour, the basic principle of using marijuana is not to disturb other people's life.
On the other hand, the key of marijuana issue is education. If you cannot ban in the past, how can you ban today? so simple ban will not be working, we must strengthen the tools of education, let schools, churches, and monasteries play the key role.
Build Richmond into a trade city, urban agricultural city, garden city, tourist city, innovative city, capital city, talent city, knowledge city, opportunity city and art city.
1, trade city
Reinforce 'software' of trade, including information integration, talent gathering, clear vision and strategy making, focus more on developing service of international trade.
2, urban agricultural city
Develop featured agriculture, high value-added agriculture, high-tech agriculture, urban-oriented agriculture.
Agricultural seasonal workers who work illegally with tourist visas must be banned.
Encourage the development of agricultural resorts, agricultural education bases, and the construction of sightseeing agriculture.
3, garden city
Beautify the skytrain (pier) and develop creative design.
Enact a more stringent city appearance regulation to make Richmond greener and cleaner , and the debris must be removed.
Develop waterfronts and build more beautiful waterfronts.
The Richmond garden award is awarded annually to encourage the horticulture and artistic creation.
In principle, newly built farmer's houses on the ALR are not allowed next to the main street in order to avoid affecting the city appearance.
The city distributes some free flower seeds to residents every year.
Consult the opinion of the film industry while the city is doing urban design.
Those who grow marijuana at home, flowers need be planted at the same time as courtesy and contribution.
4, tourist city
Establish sister city relationships with more Asian cities and strengthen tourism promotion in the Asia Pacific.
Regulate, encourage and support the development of family hotels.
5, startup city
Build a startup mansion to provide low-rent or even free office for startup and new companies, cultivate start-up incubators and encourage entrepreneurship.
6, capital city
Setup a special investment committee (that is different from the Finance Committee), which attracts investment and guides investment so that capital flows can be on a virtuous cycle.
7, talent city
Conduct a talent 'census' , fully exploit talent resources, let talent walk on the front stage.
8, knowledge city
Let Richmond's companies recommend the book lists which link to the industry. The library is matched with the industry, so that the library not only has community functions but also commercial functions.
9, opportunity city
Let entrepreneurship boost job creation. Promote competition, equality, diversity and tolerance, make Richmond a city with many business opportunities and job opportunities, everyone can find their place and realize their dreams.
10, art city
Develop cultural and creative industry, and eventually let cultural and creative industry become Richmond's new pillar industry.