The City of Richmond is the fourth largest city in British Columbia and has a diverse population, a urban amenities, a river estuary, fertile agricultural lands, and a city where residents can live, work, and explore the natural beauty of this unique island. Our vision at RITE Richmond is to protect our farmland, the environment, improve civic infrastructure, affordable housing, and work for a vibrant community network. We believe in transparency, accountability, and action.
RITE Richmond would like to acknowledge with gratitude that we live, work and organize on the unceded territories of the Musqueam and Tsawwassen First Nations.
In 2014, Richmond Independent Team of Electors (RITE) became the new and improved RITE Richmond. We hear what the people of Richmond, BC are saying. It’s clear that there’s a desire for change on Richmond City Council.
The current City Council has lost it’s way on a whole host of issues. Voter turnout in each successive municipal election here in Richmond sinks to a new low – because there’s a lack of trust in the majority of our elected officials. It’s clear that there needs to be change in Richmond. From lack of public consultation, to the industrialization of the Fraser River, to the constant lack of respect for Agricultural Land Reserve, Richmond City Council has gotten it wrong time and time again – and RITE Richmond will bring change.
We are taking our previous financial commitment a step further by being the first civic party in the history of Richmond to declare their financial contributions during the election. This new policy will allow a voter to see before they vote how RITE Richmond receives its funding. RITE Richmond will also provide to the public the financial disclosures of the other civic parties and independents from the previous elections. You can view those here.
Our commitment is to help create a open and transparent electoral process in Richmond and we hope the other parties and independents will be joining our resolve to make Richmond, BC the Best City in Canada to cast a vote and thereby, increase voter turnout.