Engaging Youth

Meaningful engagement with the young people who live in this Ward.

We have to get our head around the fact that this City and it’s future does not belong to the developers, the politicians or the families that have lived here a 100 years, it belongs equally to the young people.

It’s their input; their decisions; and their energy that will drive the future of the City.

I intend to work closely with Fusion Charlottetown, Young Voters of PEI, and all young people living in this area to provide the right environment, governance, and fact-based decision making to demonstrate to the world that Downtown Charlottetown is the most progressive, economically vibrant and dynamically growing area in Atlantic Canada

Housing in Charlottetown

Not surprisingly, the number one issue that residents in the downtown core continue to bring forward has been the crunch to find affordable housing – and enough housing – in Charlottetown.

I feel that it is time for some action to address this problem that’s affecting so many residents. If elected on November 5, I will immediately bring together all stakeholders to work together, developing and subsequently enforcing City by-laws to deal with the short-term rental of residential premises.

Any further developments within the City must be looked at through a housing affordability lens – I will also urge Council, and applicable City departments, to review all processes related to the permitting of affordable housing developments.

There are various properties in the City – the Maritime Electric property on Lower Richmond Street, for example – that could be developed into a residential premise. I feel the City would benefit greatly from proactively rezoning some of these former commercial properties that can be found throughout Charlottetown, which would effectively eliminate steps for prospective developers. It’s time we start working collaboratively with these builders to start planning for the City’s future.

A large piece of Charlottetown’s charm is the significant character in the downtown core. I am strongly in favour of creating a healthy balance, in collaboration with various levels of government, between an increase in affordable and senior housing developments and the maintenance of the historic integrity of downtown Charlottetown. I will also be a vocal advocate on Council for the amendment of City by-laws to allow for greater housing density in certain areas of the City, where circumstances warrant a change.

I welcome any conversation you’d like to have about this City we call home. Please contact me and let’s chat.

Alanna Jankov declares councillor candidacy for Ward 1

Political newcomer cites transparency at City Hall among top priorities for November civic election

Charlottetown – Accomplished cultural leader and visual artist Alanna Jankov announced today her intention to seek election for Council in the City’s Ward 1 in the upcoming municipal election.

Jankov is a longtime resident of Charlottetown, has long been a persistent advocate for small business and the arts and culture world in the city.

An intelligent entrepreneur, the experience Alanna gained through her successful visual communications business equipped her with the skillset to assume her current role as Executive Director of The Guild – a role at which she has excelled for the past six years.
Jankov has been honoured with several awards, including the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Holland College, the “Cultural Industry Award” from the City of Charlottetown, and the “President’s Excellence Award” from Downtown Charlottetown Inc.

“I am so lucky to call Charlottetown my home,” Jankov said. “The vibrancy and diversity in a City that still has that ‘small town feel’ is part of why I want to represent downtown residents on Council. Charlottetown has the capability to become the arts and culture hub of Atlantic Canada. It’s also a fantastic place to do business. I want to be part of local governance so I can work to continue fostering this diversified success in the Birthplace of Confederation.”

Jankov lives and works in the heart of Charlottetown, and cares about the City and its future. An authentic voice, she will operate within City Council with the utmost transparency. She will listen to residents’ concerns and will work to provide timely answers to questions residents in Ward 1 may have.

Alanna holds key positions on volunteer boards within the City, including the Women’s Network of PEI, the PEI Family Violence Prevention Service, Music PEI, and CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation).

Her passion for a variety of social justice issues carries into her vision for City Council – Jankov will work hard to develop more creative affordable housing options for people who want to live in Charlottetown’s downtown core, while maintaining the heritage integrity of the City’s various neighbourhoods.

An avid runner and yoga enthusiast, Jankov, the mother of two adult children, lives in a century home with her fiancé , Steven McLean, and their two dogs.

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