Become a Del-POP Member
Membership In Del-POP Is An Awesome Way To Become Part Of A Local, Active, And Supportive Community.
You'll Hear About Upcoming 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.
You'll Be Heard as You Find Your Voice
What is it that you think is being overlooked? Nervous to speak to City Council but know that change won’t occur if you don’t? We’re here to help!
We love our city and its many neighbourhoods and want to talk about the issues we see and the concerns we have. We 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!
You'll Be a Part of the Work of 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.
You'll Have a Greater Impact
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. You’ll help shape policies and projects that will define Delta’s future.
Acting independently can be tough and tiring – we’re here to bring everyone together and help you make a difference.
Make A Difference As A Member
Del-POP Membership Requirements
To qualify as a member, you must be a resident of Delta and you will need to take two actions:
- Attend one of our Del-POP Monthly Meetups
- Speak at a public hearing OR write an email to Delta City Council. We will help you take your first steps in support of more housing and better land use!
Membership in Del-POP is free and open to Delta residents
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.
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.
In anticipation of the typical complaints and to ensure there are no conflicts of interest, individuals who own development businesses or work as licensed realtors are ineligible to be members of Del-POP. Obviously, such persons have a lot of insights and experience to share and a deep knowledge of the problems we’re facing. However, opposition to both professions during community discussions of neighbourhood changes can be so intense that it makes it counter-productive to include these individuals as members.
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.
Expiration of Membership
Membership in Del-POP expires after one full year of inactivity but we don’t expect that to happen…
Let's Do This!
Ready to Take Action?
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.
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.
Del-POP Badges: Celebrating Success in Action
We’ve launched a series of new badges to showcase the contributions of new members. How many will you earn?
Sign up For our newsletter
If you sign up for our monthly newsletter, you will learn more about upcoming projects, policies and Del-POP events.
We also pack our newsletters full of great articles, recommended videos, and other items that will help you become aware of the opportunities for change that are all around us!
This Won't Be Quick - But It Will Be Worth It
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.