__________ Del-POP?

What      Del-POP is a growing network advocating for positive change

Who       A diverse network of residents who want Delta to thrive

Why      We love our city

We are...

We’re advocates for approaches to community building that prioritize the needs of the people who live, work, and visit in Delta. We want to see better access to various types of housing and services in our neighbourhoods. We want to see more opportunities to shop, socialize, and get help within reach of more Deltans! We believe communities benefit from vibrant, active public spaces that are easily accessible without the obligation of owning a personal automobile.

Delta’s boundaries won’t expand to give us more land – we can only work with what we have. We want our farms and environmentally sensitive areas to be robustly protected and enhanced. We want our residential neighbourhoods and town centres to flourish. We want to see housing options improve within the lands we’ve already decided are suitable for building on. We want for-profit and non-profit projects to succeed and not be held back by arbitrary or outdated land use restrictions.

Del-POP is a registered non-profit society made up of volunteers who live in Delta. We live here and we care about where we live. We speak up – in formal and informal ways – because we recognize the profound needs and opportunities within our city. We range in age, background, and income levels and we’re excited to see so many positive changes already occurring in Delta. We know there are challenges – we live here after all – but that only increases our resolve to help shape the future of Delta for the good of all of its residents.

We’re speaking up for a diverse and growing group of people who are pleading for improvements to our city’s approach to housing affordability, accessibility, and community making. We’re eager to positively make the case for good change in Delta!

While the changes that we are seeing in our neighbourhoods are ongoing, we are convinced that we should follow an approach that emphasises common ground. We are a support group for altruists!

While our backgrounds and experiences are diverse, our interests in issues of land use, housing, and community building are shared in a friendly, non-antagonistic way. We want to learn about things we haven’t considered before. We want to figure out better ways to address the complex needs of our neighbourhoods. We want to encourage an attitude of appreciation for the past and optimism about the future. We hope you’ll join us!

We care about building a more equitable city. We are concerned about how neighbourhoods in Delta will change. We are convinced there are good and sensible ways to answer the concerns of our neighbours and to set us up for a stronger future for our city!