Membership

Make A Difference As A Member

Membership in Del-POP is free and open to all Delta residents.

To qualify as a member, we require you to take two actions: 

1) Attend one of our Del-POP Monthly Meetups 

2) Speak at a public hearing OR write an email to Delta City Council in support of more housing and better land use within 6 months of attending a meetup

Our newsletter is the best way to receive updates on our next scheduled meetup and upcoming opportunities to write to council or to speak at a public hearing in order to put you on the path to membership in Del-POP.

When you become a member of Del-POP, you join a growing network of compassionate and interesting folks who want to see positive changes in our city. Your time, talents, and energy are needed in order to spread the word and make a difference.

Membership in Del-POP expires after one full year of inactivity but we don’t expect that to happen…

4 Reasons to Join Del-POP

Hear About Coming Changes

Let’s face it: municipal government isn’t the most thrilling topic nor is it the easiest to navigate. Oftentimes consultations hear from only a few ‘in-the-know’ people and decisions are made without full regard for your interests. We want to alert each other to the good things happening at Delta City Hall so we can support it… and occasionally the not-so-good things being proposed so we can raise our concerns effectively.

Share Your Concerns And Ideas

We love our city and its many neighbourhoods and want to talk about the issues we see and the concerns we have. We also are ready to share ideas that will help to ease the predicaments of high-prices and low-availability of housing that we find ourselves in. Got an idea but need some feedback? Want to learn more about other great initiatives to try? Drop in on a meeting or join in!

Participate In Building Stronger Neighbourhoods Within A Better Delta.

Neighbourhoods are built by individuals, families, and groups working in a wonderfully complex ecosystem of places, spaces, regulations, resources (built and natural), and, of course, people. We want to work together to be engaged at the local level – making an impact where we live so that generations later there will be appreciation for the direction set by our city decision-makers and community-builders.

Make An Impact In Our City.

It can be exhilarating to see the fruits of your efforts come together in the places where we live, work, and play! While national and provincial issues often get lots of media attention and debate, the most consequential place to make an impact is at the local level. We are serious about doing good in our city.

Ineligibility

Individuals who own development businesses or work as licensed realtors are ineligible to be members of Del-POP. While obviously such persons have a lot of insights and experience to share and a deep knowledge of the problems we’re facing, the reality is that opposition to both professions is so intense that it makes it counter-productive to have them as members. 

All are welcome to attend our meetings, receive our newsletter, and participate in our advocacy efforts but membership is reserved for Delta residents who aren’t developers or realtors.

Our goal is to persuade many that change is necessary and beneficial to all and we don’t want to have this aim be deterred by assertions of conflicted interests. 

We celebrate the ingenuity, boldness, and industriousness of our city’s fine builders and realtors but we will not accept them into membership in Del-POP. 

 

Celebrating Action

We’ve launched a series of new badges to showcase the contributions of new members. How many will you earn?
A badge to recognize those who speak at a public hearing for the 1st time
A badge to honour those who brought a friend to a Del-POP event
A badge to celebrate those who wrote a letter to council for the first time
A Badge That Celebrates Those Who Spark a Conversation Online
A Badge That Celebrates Those Who Attend a Del-POP Meeting for the First Time

 “What does success look like in community building? One key to answering this question is to realize that, quite unlike competitors in a sport (sports being so often used as an analogy for the contests between places for growth, jobs, and prosperity), when you are a civic leader, the game you’re playing has no end. Your goal is to keep playing. Your goal is to keep making possible a good life in a prosperous place for your citizens, year after year, forever.

Winning, in an infinite game—a term used in Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse—is the absence of losing. And this entails a different mindset about risk from city leaders than we would tolerate in the private sector. A business can go bankrupt and the world goes on. But the failure of a city brings harm to more people outside of City Hall than within.

Source: 12 Ideas that Embody How Strong Towns Advocates Think

When you Become a Member of Del-POP, you become part of building a future where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.