Monthly Archives: March 2011

Citizen releases FOI findings on Vancouver-Metro Van RGS dealings

A Vancouver citizen conducted a freedom of information (FOI) inquiry with Metro Vancouver for “communication between Metro Vancouver and City of Vancouver in the period 1 January 2010 to 24 January 2011,” pertaining to the Regional Growth Strategy. Vancouver Council … Continue reading

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Media covers RGS pros and cons

Metro growth plan racking up yes votes. (Surrey Leader, 1 Mar 2011). Excerpts: Local councils are voting on Metro Vancouver’s new regional growth strategy and it will take just one city opposing the document to shatter a fragile political consensus … Continue reading

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MetroVanWatch responds to RGS-defender, Vancouver Clr Reimer

MetroVanWatch responds below to the words of an RGS-defender, Councillor (Andrea Reimer).  Clr. Reimer is on the Metro Vancouver Board, one of the six Board members (all six being Vision Vancouver) representing Vancouver citizens, is the Vancouver delegate to Metro’s … Continue reading

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Citizen proposes questions for West Van Council (March 7) on Upper Lands

A West Van citizen has proposed that the following questions be addressed in Council at its meeting on March 7, 2011, as part of ongoing discussions before “acceptance” of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. For our collective record, and so … Continue reading

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Results: Pitt Meadows (March 1)

We have a report that Pitt Meadows council voted to accept the RGS on Tuesday, March 1. The Mayor acknowledged that there were voices against the RGS, but justified the vote saying that it could be amended. We’re awaiting a … Continue reading

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ACTION: Target Vancouver on Regional Growth Strategy now (in council Thursday)

The Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy is a major bylaw that will affect land use decisions in the entire region for the next generation and more. A very critical moment is coming this Thursday at a 2 pm meeting when … Continue reading

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NSV issues letter to Vancouver on RGS (for Council, 2 pm, Thu, Mar 3)

Download letter from Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver in PDF: NSV – CoV RGS letter Feb 28 2011v. Excerpt: Given the lack of consultation with the citizens of the City of Vancouver, the inadequate public hearing process and the significance … Continue reading

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Feb 28 results: Surrey (stealth), Richmond (dust), Langley Township (good start)

[To be updated. This version 7:15 am] Bottom line: Is this how the most important document ever produced in Metro Vancouver should be adopted in our society?  Will our politicians and society in general be proud of it and able … Continue reading

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