Vaughan mayoral candidate Sandra Yeung Racco releases election platform

Aug. 22, 2022

Brian Capitao

Sandra Yeung Racco is one of a few notable names running in this year’s election in Vaughan.

Racco currently serves as vice chair of the Smart City Advisory Task Force and chair of the Economic Prosperity Task Force. After being first elected in 2003, Racco is currently the longest-serving Asian female politician in the City of Vaughan and the York Region.

“After careful consideration and reflection on the work and accomplishments I have made over the past 18-plus years as local councillor, and evaluating the progress we, as council, have made as a city, I have the acumen, the ability and the vision to be the next mayor of Vaughan,” said Sandra Yeung Racco in a press release.

She formally announced her platform today:

Value for Tax Dollars

  • Continue to keep property tax rates low by delivering exceptional services and improvements through innovation

Solutions for Traffic Congestion

  • Move people more quickly, efficiently and safely with proven infrastructure improvement strategies

Sustainable Growth

  • Advocate for fair and appropriate growth to achieve the City’s low carbon goals

Active and Complete Communities

  • Deliver more green spaces and amenities to encourage healthier and active lifestyles

Affordable Housing

  • Work aggressively with all levels of government to make buying/renting homes more affordable

Empowered Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Implement services and opportunities to strengthen and empower small businesses

Economic Growth

  • Create new jobs for citizens, newcomers and youth while continuing to attract new investments and promote Vaughan’s economy locally and internationally

Thriving Arts and Culture

  • Further develop Vaughan’s vibrant arts and culture programs and communities