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 rejection, municipalities enter into a dispute resolution process. Metro Van mayors were to have met this morning (March 18).

In an emergency meeting Tuesday night, Port Moody city council officially and unanimously refused Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), ending weeks of tough talk among councillors who panned the plan. Port Moody stands alone as the first municipality to reject the strategy, with 20 other municipalities having already accepted it and Coquitlam city council to vote on it Monday. Read the whole article, titled Growth statement hinges on transportation commitment, in Tri-City News here.

The city of Coquitlam appears to be headed down the same path as Port Moody in rejecting the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for Metro Vancouver. This week, PoMo city council unanimously opposed the blueprint for regional growth citing transportation concerns and proposed population projections. And on Monday, Coquitlam city council is also expected to throw out the plan — but for different reasons. Read the whole article, titled Tough road predicted for regional growth plan in Coquitlam on Monday, in Tri-City News here.

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