Monthly Archives: March 2011

Status of the RGS: On hold for dispute resolution

As Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy enters a dispute resolution process now to deal with Coquitlam’s reasons for rejecting it, we urge media and citizens to watch carefully what happens next. We feel that the majority of municipalities glossed over … Continue reading

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Maple Ridge status on RGS

On 15 March (Tue), at a Special Council Meeting, Port Moody City Council said “No” to the RGS with conditions:  That its long-term transportation goals (the Murray-Clarke Connector and Evergreen Line) are met, its population projections are changed, and four … Continue reading

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Budget concerns: Metro Van costs $513 per household in 2011

MetroVanWatch was created in January 2011 to address serious concerns a most urgent issue–Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy, which we realize is in the context of broader issues about the governance and role of Metro Vancouver (GVRD). This article in … Continue reading

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Results of Mar. 21 Council votes: Coquitlam rejects RGS, North Van District accepts (with conditions)

[Updated 25-Mar-2011] On March 21, Coquitlam Council unanimously rejected the RGS for serious reasons. The same night, District of North Vancouver has accepted, with some requests. On March 22, Maple Ridge Council voted to accept the RGS. After the dust … Continue reading

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Port Moody rejects RGS, Coquitlam poised for same

Port Moody voted to reject the RGS on March 15, Coquitlam votes on March 21, and we understand North Vancouver district and Port Moody vote next week too (needs confirming). Below are excerpts of two timely and important articles. After … Continue reading

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Article: West Van council accepts RGS, threatens North Shore forests

Article in Straight (14-March-2011): West Vancouver council’s acceptance of Regional Growth Strategy threatens North Shore forests. Excerpt: On the evening of last Monday (March 7), the majority of West Vancouver council accepted the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy in spite … Continue reading

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Video summary of Jan 13 public forum on RGS

On January 13, 2011, CityHallWatch hosted an eleventh-hour forum on the Regional Growth Strategy, held at the Vancouver Public Library. The momentum behind the RGS freight train is strong, but at least citizens can document and chronicle attempts in civic … Continue reading

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