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 limbo….Metro chief administrative officer Johnny Carline is recommending in a report today that directors seek binding arbitration to push through the long-awaited strategy, which aims to curb urban sprawl, build density around transit hubs and protect agricultural land for local food production. The plan requires consensus from all Metro member municipalities and TransLink….But Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said while he supports regional planning, the proposed strategy has been watered down by each municipality and is not consistent across Metro Vancouver. Read full article here.
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