Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Keep West Cloverdale ALR” public meeting Aug 1 on proposed 37-acre removal from Agricultural Land Reserve

(Updated) Keep West Cloverdale ALR, a local community group working to preserve agricultural lands, is holding a meeting on August 1 regarding a proposal affecting 37 acres north of Highway 10 (56 Avenue) from 168 Street to west of Old Mclellan … Continue reading

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Delta public hearing July 29 on Official Community Plan – Regional Context Statement, plus Regular Council on Southlands

Municipal Council of the Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing on July 29 and 30 to cover the Official Development Plan, Regional Context Statement. This is an important document. Information: https://delta.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentDisplay.aspx?ID=92338 Watch council meetings online live, or archived: http://www.corp.delta.bc.ca/EN/main/mayor/councilvideos.htmlContinue reading

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CityHallWatch asks all Metro city councils NOT to accept Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement on July 26, instead to urge more consultation

Below is copy of a letter CityHallWatch sent today. Search CityHallWatch.ca for “RSC” for more stories about this whole fiasco and its problems. To Mayors and Councillors of the Metro Vancouver Region: Further to our June 11 e-mail to all Mayors and … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Board Meeting Fri July 26 has MAJOR items – RGS, RCS, finances, borrowing, transportation

For its last Board meeting of the summer, the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors has some BIG issues on its plate. Key words include Howe Sound, Port Coquitlam, City of Langley, City of Vancouver, Corporation of Delta, MK Delta Lands, Township … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver takes Langley Township to court over growth plan (Aldergrove Star, 16-July-2013)

Below are summary points of article “Metro Vancouver takes Langley Township to court over growth plan” by Jeff Nagel, July 15, 2013 Read full original article http://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/215598621.html

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Who is really planning Surrey’s future? Concord Pacific? Surrey Mayor Diane Watts already supports their plans. But what about citizens?

This is mainly written to remind Surrey citizens that the deadline for public input on the 30-year Official Community Plan for the City of Surrey is on July 11. Did you even know about the consultation process? See our separate … Continue reading

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Deadline today for Translink survey “Regional Transportation Strategy, Transport 2040”

Today, July 8, 2013, at 4 pm is the deadline for public input on Translink’s online survey. This is for “updating our current Regional Transportation Strategy, Transport 2040 …  continue to realize a common vision for transportation in Metro Vancouver over … Continue reading

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Test case for green protection in Delta’s Burns Bog under Regional Growth Strategy? — Student presents facts on MK Delta Lands mega-development proposal

(Updated. IMPORTANT: MetroVanWatch sees this request from the Corporation of Delta as a potential test case for how the newly-minted Regional Growth Strategy functions when conservation and agricultural land is threatened by urban sprawl and encroachment. Watch carefully to see how … Continue reading

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Important Regional Planning Committee July 5 meeting – Regional Context Statements and more

Important topics for the Metro Vancouver region are on the July 5, 2013 (Friday) agenda of the GVRD’s Regional Planning and Agricultural Committee meeting. Excerpts of the agenda are copied below. Note the sections we have bolded — particularly relating to … Continue reading

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Surrey’s Official Community Plan – deadline July 11 for public input on 30-year plan, regional context statement

We copy below information adapted from the City of Surrey’s website. A public open house and presentation to City Council were held on June 27. The deadline for public input on the long-term (30-year) Official Community Plan is July 11, … Continue reading

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