July 21, 2021

Keeping Our Residents Out of Poverty

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As the council considers what direction to take the city on a number of issues, I think that potential impacts on our most vulnerable residents must be taken into consideration. For example, transportation policy at all levels of government has been aimed at getting people out of their cars and onto public transportation systems. Environmental concerns have largely been the…

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June 10, 2021

The impacts of a transportation project cannot be overburdening our neighborhoods when there are alternative, less impactful ways to reach the same goals.

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Published in The Columbian “Glen Yung, a Hough resident and city council candidate who spoke strongly against the Westside Bike Mobility Projects in prior public forums, offered a last word.“I think all of you in this meeting are well aware of my thoughts on the project. I don’t think it was the rightthing for the neighborhood,” Yung said.” Read the…

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June 9, 2021

If we do decide to use tax dollars to incentivize development, we must assure that the program is transparent and that there is good oversight.

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Published in The Columbian “The Multifamily Tax Exemption program, or the MFTE, offers tax breaks to developers who price a portion of their units under a certain monthly rent threshold, or who offer to provide some sort of public benefit, such as a park or an art installation. The idea is to increase housing stock, providing an incentive for developers…

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June 8, 2021

For years Glen has been consistently participating in meetings that affect our quality of life. He stands up tall as an advocate for the people.

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Published in The Columbian “Glen Yung, a Vancouver resident and frequent participant in council  meetings, pointed out during Monday’s public hearing that the metrics that the city uses to measure affordability still keep most of these units out of reach for the typical tenant. “We’re using the word ‘affordability,’ but it’s not affordable. There’s a big transparency problem, and we…

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June 7, 2021

It took Glen hard work and countless hours to get his neighborhood to be heard. Our leaders should hear and be responsive to the quiet voices of those who are impacted by the decisions that they, themselves make.

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Published in The Columbian Glen Yung, who lives on Columbia Street, agreed, saying he found the city’s assertion that its public notification process was thorough “ridiculous.”He pointed to a project poster he brought, posted in a business in the area, that made no real direct mention of what the protected bike lanes would mean for parking, and a several-hundred-strong petition…

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June 4, 2021

We must understand the true impacts of our decisions before they are made. We must protect what I feel is the backbone of our city…Neighborhoods


Published in The Columbian “Her neighbor, Glenn Young, also addressed the council to convey his concern about how a loss of parking might hit the area’s elderly population.Something as simple as carrying groceries into the house would become a huge hurdle, he said. For some, it could be unlivable.“We are an old neighborhood, and we are also an aged neighborhood…

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June 3, 2021

Glen has been in the trenches at Council Meetings speaking out for transparency and good stewardship of our tax dollars.

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Published in The Columbian “That prompted a Vancouver resident at the meeting, Glen Yung, to say “$2,200 a month, to me is not affordable in any way. It’s kind of a frustration, because it comes back to a transparency issue. The publicgenerally sees this (program) as being a tax abatement for people creating affordable housing, and really, it’s not.”” Read…

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June 2, 2021

During proposed significant Vancouver tax increases, Glen stood up for maintaining sensible priorities in regards to public spending

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Published in The Columbian “Glen Yung, a city resident and consistent fixture at Vancouver City Council meetings, pointed to the component of the plan that addresses parks — under A Stronger Vancouver, eight new parks would be built,and another 16 would see upgrades. “We currently have a housing crisis. We have a homeless crisis. I don’t hear any mention of…

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May 11, 2021

Let’s Stay Uniquely Vancouver

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All indications are that Vancouver is very much a community on the rise. The city’s population is now over 180,000, making it the fourth largest in Washington, behind only Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. But we’re also uniquely situated, as Oregon’s largest city is just on the other side of the mighty Columbia River. Portland’s population is currently more than 660,000…

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May 11, 2021

A Strong Voice for Accountable Government

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My name may sound familiar to people who have been watching Vancouver City Council meetings. That’s because I’ve been attending those meetings regularly for years now, long before I filed to run for City Council Position 3 and launched my campaign. So how did I make the leap from citizen to council candidate? Well, it began with a local issue…

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