In this piece, Mayor Philip Owens addresses homelessness and talks about plans to work with the provincial government to create policies that would prevent developers from converting SROs and other low-income housing into rooms for tourism, etc. Although that sounds a little vague, it is clear that this plan would be addressing Vancouver’s increasing global popularity, and the rising property value of land near the waterfront, which includes Gastown and the Downtown Eastside. A ministry representative named Juliette Proom is said to express encouragement towards municipalities that seek to tackle housing problems on their own. There is a carrot and stick analogy, and then a quote from Jim Green foreshadows a time when developers would have to pay for the housing they destroy. Nowadays, we see that realized in the form of Community Amenity Contributions (CACs).