Sylvie Ellsmore is the Greens mayoral candidate for the City of Sydney in the upcoming NSW local elections. She’s running a campaign to make Sydney a city for everyone, not just the rich, with a particular focus on housing and grassroots democracy.
This was a fantastic conversation about the state of local Sydney politics, the legacy of independent mayor Clover Moore and the Greens’ vision for how the local city council can play a much more activist role in fixing the truly cooked Sydney housing market. (The waiting list for social housing in the City of Sydney is about 18 FUCKING YEARS.)
I think you’ll find Sylvie’s passion and ideas inspiring and cool. Go team.
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Sylvie’s candidate page
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ARTICLE: Greens want the City of Sydney to lead on affordable housing
Check out the federal Greens’ policy to build 1 million homes
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