Monthly Archives: September 2011

MetroVanWatch welcomes Union of BC Municipalities, calls for municipal auditor general

MetroVanWatch welcomes delegates to the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) starting today at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The UBCM calls itself “the voice of BC local government.” The theme of the convention is “Rethink, Replace & Rejuvenate: The … Continue reading

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Report: Metro Van Board meeting Sept 23 – Budget, parks smoking ban,Translink Plan and more

Metro Vancouver held a full board meeting on September 23rd (see agenda). Video of the entire meeting is available below: Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy were received by the board as part of the municipalities’ resolutions requesting amendments and … Continue reading

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Wrongful secrecy? Delta citizen concerned about Southland negotiations and possible violation of Local Government Act on Metro Vancouver/TFN sewage negotiations in Delta

A citizen has written to MetroVanWatch with concerns that BC’s Local Government Act may be violated, with conditions for in camera (closed to the public) meetings not being met, regarding two topics in Delta. One relates to attempts to use … Continue reading

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Important Metro Van Board meeting, 23 Sept: RGS, Coquitlam’s Colony Farm

The Metro Vancouver Board meeting at 9 am this Friday at the GVRD Headquarters (4330 Kingsway, Burnaby) covers several important topics, including mention of several areas we have indicated concern about before in debate about the Regional Growth Strategy. Full … Continue reading

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Coquitlam Council Watch: Problems with Metro Van’s Colony Farm Regional Park (public input til Sept 19)

Message received from Coquitlam Council Watch: Colony Farm Regional Park will soon be facing some MAJOR changes if (when) Metro Vancouver plans are approved, greatly affecting park users(you!) and wildlife at your expense!  On the afternoon of Sept 14, Metro … Continue reading

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Provocative ideas on “Amalgamating Metro Vancouver cities…”

In a fun post on on September 13 (Amalgamating Metro Vancouver cities makes common sense – right?), Daniel Fontaine raises the idea of amalgamation of 22 separate jurisdictions, each now with its own “administration, city hall, elected politicians, street … Continue reading

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