Twitter | Search | |
Kennedy Stewart
40th Mayor of Vancouver. Please send messages to Kennedy.Stewart@vancouver.ca rather than DM. Profanity will be blocked.
11,027
Tweets
388
Following
18,787
Followers
Tweets
Kennedy Stewart 16h
Later today, join me, and for a virtual roundtable on how Pacific Coast cities, states, and provinces can take the lead on a green & just recovery from the pandemic.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart 16h
Last year, Vancouver City Council passed a motion committing to responsibly divest the City and staff pensions from fossil fuels. It's just one way we're pressing forward with bold climate action & helping to build the future we all want.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 21
Spoke w/ Fed Housing Min & thanked him for this $1B emergency housing fund. Funds can help us build modular & buy properties in support of homeless neighbours. I've been in talks with Ottawa for months. Today they stepped up.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 21
Below is my statement regarding the code of conduct investigation currently underway. To maintain the integrity of the process, I cannot comment further.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 20
Happy to hear that 114 rental homes for low and moderate income families will be coming to Vancouver. Thank you Minister for your continued work to support our residents.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 18
Tonight Jewish communities all over the city are celebrating Rosh Hashanah. This is a period of reflection and an opportunity to look forward to the upcoming year. Wishing everyone safe and healthy New Year celebrations with their family and friends. L'Shana Tova!
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 18
It's great to see emergency funding for . Thanks to our provincial and federal governments for answering the urgent call to support our regional transit system. Reliable and safe transit is critical for our residents as we enter our new normal.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 17
Replying to @kennedystewart
Economic recovery cannot happen without cities. This funding will help put on the path to recovery, but there is still much work to do and many hard decisions to make. We’re still in a critical stage of & I'm focussed on keeping residents safe.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 17
Replying to @kennedystewart
Since March, I’ve worked w/ Mayors across Canada to push for these funds from senior government for relief. Today we see the result of that hard work, as more than half-a-billion dollars in funding will go to cities & transit authorities for a safe restart.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 17
I applaud Prem. & PM for the landmark Safe Restart agreement, providing critical support for cities like . remains on the front lines of . From PPE to homelessness, this funding will help us keep people safe.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 16
Just having isn't enough, we need to prescribe & connect people with treatment. So glad to see Dr. Henry is expanding options with this order, allowing for wider access to this life-saving tool in the battle against overdoses.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 16
Replying to @kennedystewart
Vancouver used to be a place where the middle-class could work hard & one day buy a house if they chose. But today, it's only an option for the top 2.5%. People aren't asking us to make it easy – they just want it to be possible. Let's do it.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 16
Replying to @kennedystewart
It's good for the environment too! When just a handful of large homes are replaced by these kinds of small-scale multi-family homes on a block, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% We can also encourage more walkable neighbourhoods, great for small businesses.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 16
Replying to @kennedystewart
would mean a senior could take their one large home, and create four smaller homes. One for them, one for their child so they can live close by, one for another family, and one for a family making a combined household income of just $80,000!
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 16
Later this morning, Council will vote on my amendment to excellent motion on helping middle-income residents afford a home again in our single-detached neighbourhoods. We need more options for renters, seniors, and young people.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 15
Great night for rental as Council approved 215 much-needed market and below-market homes across the city. We need more rentals of all kinds in order to reduce pressure on the strained supply of homes in our city. Big thank you to Council for supporting renters!
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 15
My statement on the departure of City Manager . Sadhu has devoted 11 years of tireless service to the residents of Vancouver, and will leave us with an impressive legacy of work on housing, homelessness, climate change, and reconcilation. Thanks Sadhu!
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 15
I'm working with Canada's Mayors on a plan to buy vacant properties & quickly create affordable housing, but we need Ottawa's help. is a nat'l emergency w/ local solutions & cities are ready to build the housing Canada needs.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 14
Thank you to Council for the thoughtful debate and consideration of my emergency motion on Unsheltered Vancouver Residents. The next step is for staff to quickly report back on the options Council has outlined and then get to work supporting our neighbours.
Reply Retweet Like
Kennedy Stewart Sep 14
Imagine a Vancouver with homes the middle class can afford. This is what Making HOME can do, allowing households making just $80,000/yr to once again own a home in single-detached zoned neighbourboods across the city. Check out for more.
Reply Retweet Like