Monthly Archives: April 2011

Next critical Metro meeting probably April 29

It is important for the public to watch for critical upcoming meetings of Metro Vancouver. We have noted that Metro Vancouver’s Regional Planning Committee meeting originally scheduled for April 15 has been cancelled. The next critical meeting to watch is … Continue reading

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Initial report: Board rejects speaker, votes to seek binding arbitration with Coquitlam

MetroVanWatch initial report. At the Special Meeting of the Metro Van Board on April 8, this is what happened: Directors rejected the only public request to speak

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Vancouver Sun (Apr 8): “Coquitlam, Port Moody block Metro growth plan”

This story is on the front page of the Vancouver Sun today. Excerpts: Metro Vancouver may ask the province to step in after Coquitlam and Port Moody rejected the proposed regional growth strategy, leaving it without a consensus and in … Continue reading

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Straight (April 7): Metro Van wants province to force Coquitlam to accept RGS

“Metro Vancouver wants province to force Coquitlam to accept Regional Growth Strategy” (Georgia Straight, 7-April-2011, by Elizabeth Murphy). Excerpt: Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy is on hold because Coquitlam’s non-acceptance has triggered the dispute resolution process. Coquitlam has requested a … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail covers RGS controversy

“B.C. urged to intervene in impasse over anti-sprawl plan,” by France Bula (Globe and Mail, 6-Apr-2011).  Excerpt: With Metro Vancouver’s anti-sprawl plan in the deep freeze because of opposition from Coquitlam, the region’s bureaucrats are urging the province to step … Continue reading

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Important: RGS dispute resolution status is before Metro Board April 8 (Friday)

A report on the status of the Regional Growth Strategy is before the Metro Vancouver Board at a special meeting (Agenda item C1) starting 9 am on Friday, April 8, 2010. Download the agenda and extensive documentation (correspondence with municipalities … Continue reading

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RGS on agenda in West Vancouver tonight (April 4)

MetroVanWatch wishes to bring this meeting and report to everyone’s attention. Below is info about the meeting, and some of our comments. West Vancouver Regular Council meeting AGENDA, Monday April 4, 2011, 6 pm,  in Municipal Hall Main Floor Conference … Continue reading

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