For Coquitlam City Council
Meet Paul Lambert
I am a long term resident of Coquitlam and am proud to call Coquitlam my home. I grew up here, I work here, and now I have decided to start a family here. I am passionate about our city and the people that make up our community. As a result, I am very concerned about the current issues and pressures our city faces.
The cost of housing in the Lower Mainland, both owning and renting, has become far too high. This is causing a lot of pressure to densify and change the nature of our city and our neighbourhoods. So far, we have largely been building new condo towers comprised of expensive 1 and 2 bedroom units that do not meet the genuine housing needs of Coquitlam Residents. Further, we are tearing down much of our existing affordable housing in order to build these new expensive condos. We have also begun to change the nature of our single family neighbourhoods and once we change them, there is no going back.
The next 4 years will determine much of the future direction of Coquitlam and we must be careful and make decisions that put our Residents first. I believe we need more 3 bedroom townhouses, more dedicated rental units and more BC Affordable Housing units. We also need to protect our existing single family neighbourhoods. My commitment is to always put the needs and interests of Coquitlam Residents first. My hope is that on City Council I can meaningly contribute to keeping our city a great place to live now, and in the future.
Paul is a Business and Investment Consultant based in the Tri-Cities.
As a consultant, Paul specializes with mostly Small Business clients.
He has a Degree in Economics and Political Science from Simon Fraser University.
Paul has volunteered as a coach for both middle school Rugby and high school basketball in Coquitlam.
He has also volunteered with the Canucks for Kids Fund for many years.
Paul is active in the arts and music community in Coquitlam as well, and has taught music lessons and played in several community bands.
Paul and his partner Jacqueline live in the Central Coquitlam neighbourhood near Como Lake Park.
Election Day October 20th, 2018
Please mark this date on your calendar!
Coquitlam has never faced so many challenges and as much pressure as we do right now. The next Mayor and 8 City Councillors will determine much of the response and direction our city takes moving forward. Please make it a priority to come out and vote October 20th!
Candidate for Coquitlam City Council
I'm so glad you want to get in touch and I'm excited to speak about any concerns you have and what issues are important to you. You can either send me an email or call me anytime. My contact information is just to the right. Talk soon!