Putting Residents First!
Let me start by saying, I love this city! With its scenic waterfront, gorgeous parks and small town charm, Port Moody is the perfect place to call home. Drawn to its strong sense of community, my wife and I moved to Port Moody over twenty years ago as we thought it’d be the ideal place to raise a family.
A ‘hands-on’ type person, I designed and built our family home in Moody Centre, just a short walk to the picturesque Rocky Point Park. You can often find me there jogging Shoreline Trail or catching a sunset on the pier. Over the last three decades, I've built and maintained two successful small businesses, working as both a designer-goldsmith and music professional, making the 'City of the Arts' the perfect place to call home.
I have always been an active member of our community, joining the Moody Centre Community Association shortly after moving here and in recent years, serving as a ‘Board Director’. Before being elected, I was also a member of the Citizen Advisory Group and a familiar face at the podium during ‘Public Input’. I can also be found donating my time in support of various community groups such as ACCESS Youth Outreach Services, where I’ve had the honour of providing both music and Emcee services at past Gala’s. Raising three children has helped me to understand the importance of youth services in our city.
My goal, during my term on Council, is to ensure that Port Moody grows responsibly while maintaining its unique character and charm, preserving and enhancing the special qualities we love about our amazing city. If you see me walking the streets of Moody Centre, please introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you!
I can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604.469.4517.
Quality time with the family!
Countless hours of community consultation goes into creating an OCP (Official Community Plan), let's respect it. We need to 'stay on track' so that we do not exceed our ambitious growth target of 50,000 residents by the year 2040. Development is good, as long as it adds to the quality of life for Port Moody residents, rather than detract from it. That means NO wall of towers from Ioco Road to Barnet Highway! Let the community decide its future, not the developers. We need things that really matter to the community like affordable rentals, housing for seniors and daycare; it's time to get creative!
With our population continually increasing, there is no question that we will have to expand our current civic facilities. We must maintain ownership of the 'old firehall' site and 'public works-yard' to ensure that we can meet the needs of both present and future Port Moody residents by providing amazing amenities! Let's get some community input so see what residents are looking for. It could be a new library, seniors centre, creative space for artists, Parkour park or maybe even an indoor pool!
We love our parks, both big and small, so let's both protect and add to them. If we don't increase density at the end of Ioco Road to appease developers, there won't be a need for a new road through Bert Flinn Park, allowing it to remain in its natural state for all to enjoy. Any future redevelopment of the 'old mill' site on our waterfront should incorporate a beautiful continuation of Rocky Point Park as part of its design.
Growth is generally accompanied by an increase in traffic so moving forward let's design our city to lessen this nasty side-effect. Let's make it a place where we can not only live and play but also work, lessening the commute and increasing the quality of life. How do we do this? Well for starters, we must not rezone all of our commercial and industrial properties to make way for more condos. Strategic and well thought out planning is the key .
“As a long-time resident of both Port Moody and Moody Centre – a neighbourhood that will be at the epicentre of our city’s downtown redevelopment – Steve Milani brings a fresh, candid eye and an important neighbourhood perspective to the big growth and development issues that will dominate the agenda of the next City Council. He’ll make a good addition that enhances the needed balance of voices on Council.” Hunter Madsen, City Councillor, Port Moody
“I’ve been impressed by Steve’s engagement in the key issues facing Port Moody today. He's stepped forward as a concerned resident to demonstrate a firm grasp of what makes for a sustainable community here. With his warmth, pragmatism, and deep roots in our city, Steve will make an excellent addition to council.” Rick Glumac, Former Port Moody City Councillor.
Moody in a Minute!
Steve presents to Council, his thoughts on the sale of our Public Lands during Public Input.
Steve presents to Council, his thoughts on a new development proposal during Public Input.
Steve presents to Council, his thoughts on increasing the maximum number of stories permitted in the TOD from 12 to 26.
Steve presents to Council, his thoughts on developers trying to access your tax dollars!
The sale of this two hundred townhome development could potentially effect hundreds of families! We need to talk about this!