Affordability is on most people's minds this election, but it means something different to nearly everyone I speak with. To some, it's the lack of affordable housing. To others it is the lack of affordable transit, or rental availability, or even the high cost of goods and gas.

As someone under the age of 30, and a renter as well, I am deeply familiar with the affordability issues in this city. Victoria needs to spend more time and resources listening and responding to these real affordability concerns of residents instead of spending tax dollars on unnecessary things such as a $60,000 party to celebrate the opening of a bridge infamously plagued by cost overruns and fiscal mismanagement.