About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
Vancouver. Inspired by Mayor Gregor Robertson’s leadership to join Vision Vancouver, Councillor Andrea Reimer was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014. She had previously served as a School Board member with the Green Party from 2002–2005. In her original campaign for City Council, Andrea made commitments in three key areas: greenest city on Earth, a city of compassion and opportunity, and a city of strong communities
In her three terms on Council, Andrea has spearheaded a number of initiatives including the first ever comprehensive urban plan for the Downtown Eastside, a nationally significant municipal framework for reconciliation with First Nations and the urban aboriginal communities, the largest municipal childcare program in Canada and award-winning environment and open government policies