What is del-POP hoping to achieve?

How will we do it?

We believe we can help Delta become a healthier, happier, and more inclusive city that can be enjoyed by people of all walks of life.

Promote the Development of More Housing

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The primary focus and original impetus for this group’s existence came from the observed shortage of housing choice and housing affordability. While not being directly involved in the production of housing as builders, we are part of a political process that has massive implications for the production of housing by builders. 

Housing policy and projects: City-wide rules and policies are the basic building blocks for our current housing and land-use decision-making process. Ideally we will have the most impact on the shaping of these policies. The specific projects that come to City Council are a part of the bigger whole and yet they have symbolic and practical value in moving us toward a more diverse and affordable supply of housing in Delta. The City of Delta’s Housing Action Plan contains a clear outline of what can be done – now we need to press to see its implementation!

Advocate for better land-use practices

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Nearly every housing-related decision in Delta is connected to land-use. Del-POP will be actively engaged in zoning and land-use consultations, public hearings, and advocacy efforts to pass land-use policies and approve projects This includes strategies for mitigating harm to ecologically sensitive areas, addressing transportation network issues, accommodating population growth with well-placed civic, recreational, commercial, and industrial facilities, and making sure that Delta’s financial outlook improves as a result of better land-use practices. 

Be a network for sharing information about housing policy and projects

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Del-POP will succeed by reaching a growing community of residents who can understand and promote policies and projects that allow for the development of people-oriented places. We will succeed in achieving our purposes as a society if we can regularly update our network about housing policy and projects in Delta in ways that are:

a) accurate,

b) compelling, and

c) actionable.