Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reason for concern? Concentration of regional power into civic parties in Vision Vancouver, Surrey First and Burnaby Citizens Assn.

Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby alone¬†have 48% of the weighted votes (see table and graph) on the Metro Vancouver board of directors, yet they are largely controlled by three civic parties. Many people do not realize that civic parties are a … Continue reading

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MetroVanWatch congratulates new Metro Vancouver chair Greg Moore (Port Coquitlam Mayor), vice-chair Raymond Louie (Vancouver, Councillor) chosen today, looks forward to greater transparency, accountability

[Updated 19-Dec-2011] The word is out that the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors chose its new¬†chair to be Greg Moore (Port Coquitlam Mayor) and vice-chair Raymond Louie (Vancouver, Councillor) at the 9 am board meeting on December 16. We congratulate … Continue reading

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MetroVanWatch writes all Mayors/Councillors with aspirations for new 3-year term of Metro Vancouver

The following message was sent to all Mayors and Councillors in the Metro Vancouver region today, ahead of the inaugural Board of Directors meeting on December 16, 2011.

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MetroVanWatch.ca offers public 3 actions before Metro Van Dec16 board meeting: Seek a board chair/vice candidate, demand video, urge more media coverage

Today we are urging the public and civic groups to take three actions that can help to change the culture at the Metro Vancouver and make it more transparent, accountable, efficient, and responsive to the public. The board meeting will … Continue reading

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CityCaucus, Georgia Straight comment on Dec 16 Metro Van choices for board chair, vice-chair

CityCaucus.com today has a good article on the Dec 16 Metro Board meeting and importance of decisions to be made there. Excerpt: “Despite operating budgets in the billions, Metro Vancouver is the level of local government that has virtually no … Continue reading

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Public vigilance needed: Mayors, councillors eye Metro Vancouver board chair, vice-chair roles Dec 16

The civic election brought back some old faces and brought in some new faces to municipal councils on November 19, 2011. The next most important event for civil society in our entire region is on December 16, when the board … Continue reading

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MetroVanWatch asks TransLink board for live web video of board & committee meetings

[Update: 13-Dec-2011] In the interest of encouraging greater transparency and public accountability at TransLink, MetroVanWatch sent the following message to TransLink board chair on Monday, December 5, 2011. As of Dec 13, no response, no acknowledgement of receipt, has been … Continue reading

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