Monthly Archives: April 2013

CityShaping Event: Community Directions – City of North Vancouver May 2

Below we borrow from North Van City Voices, a civic group watching the City of North Vancouver. This is an important event on Thursday, May 2, 2013. We encourage North Shore residents to check it out. We encourage citizens all … Continue reading

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Status of municipalities’ adoption of Regional Context Statements

(Updated 7-May-13) As municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region move toward adoption of their “Regional Context Statement,” which must comply with the “Regional Growth Strategy,” they are organizing consultations with their citizens. MetroVanWatch is attempting to get an overview of … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Board today pushes development “freight train” by adopting Frequent Transit Development Areas guidelines

The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors today adopted this document: “Regional Growth Strategy Implementation Guideline #4 – Identifying Frequent Transit Development Areas.” The document is part of the agenda, available for download here (large file, 14.4 MB, in PDF format). The official … Continue reading

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Metro Board Meeting April 26, RGS, Frequent Transit Development Areas, Finance & more

The Metro Vancouver Board meeting was held April 26, 2013. The revised agenda was posted the previous day at 5 pm on the Metro website with some important additional items. Here are some critical topics, with agenda excerpts and MetroVanWatch comments … Continue reading

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Georgia Straight carries “Candidates’ Commentaries” for the Metro Vancouver region

We encourage readers to review “Candidates’ Commentaries” for the Metro Vancouver region in the Straight: http://www.straight.com/news/365431/bc-election-2013-metro-vancouver-candidates-commentaries

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Langley to phase in fees for secondary suites

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
from The Province today: Langley considers regulating suites a “health and safety issue”.  Recent comments at a CNV Council meeting authorizing suites in duplexes: Bookham urged council to agree to an amendment that…

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Red Alert: Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement going to Council Tuesday April 23

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
This may be one of the most important announcements made by CityHallWatch since launching in 2010. First, three questions. Do you … (1) Agree citizens have a right to…

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North Shore Outlook – Port approves controversial grain terminal expansion

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
North Shore Outlook – Port approves controversial grain terminal expansion. . Residents in the Moodyville neighbourhood are  being pro-active by putting things in place to move ahead with a major neighbourhood change.  …

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Heads up – Metro Vancouver Board Apr 12, Transportation Apr 18, Finance Apr 19, Board Apr 26

(Update – agenda were posted on April 5 for the following week agenda. See links below.) This is just a “heads up” notice to anyone watching Metro Vancouver. The monthly cycle of meetings is a busy as ever (see list … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast – April 9 – Paying For Our Cities

MetroVanWatch encourages the public to watch municipal financial issues carefully and be involved. Here is a recommended event. http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/breakfasts/Pages/default.aspx Paying For Our Cities (A Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast) Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM British … Continue reading

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