Monthly Archives: August 2013

Civic campaign spending and donations

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
Resolutions being considered at the UBCM Convention (Sep 17-20): http://www.ubcm.ca/assets/Resolutions~and~Policy/Resolutions/Resolutions%20Book%202013.pdf Page 84 refers to civic campaign spending and donations.  However, there is another point of view that even without union and corporate donations,…

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Exclusive video: Metro Vancouver Board of Directors, July 26, 2013, on MK Delta Lands, Burns Bog

This is a portion of the Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors meeting on July 26, 2013. The meeting covered MANY important topics, including Regional Growth Strategy and Regional Context Statements. But most of the meeting was held in secret, … Continue reading

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Important meeting on RGS: Managing Growth – Integrating Land Use, Transportation Planning – Sept 25 morning

Announcement from Metro Vancouver is copied below. MetroVanWatch believes that public meetings on these topics should have been held FOR THE PUBLIC, many times, before the Regional Growth Strategy was passed by the Metro Vancouver Board in 2011. The content … Continue reading

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Keep West Cloverdale ALR – news, new website, extended public comment to ALR

Citizens’ group “Keep West Cloverdale ALR” is working to protect agricultural land from development. They organized a public meeting on the topic on August 1. MetroVanWatch first covered the story here and gave an initial report of the meeting here. … Continue reading

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Vancouver vs New York. Robertson vs Bloomberg. Compare! See New York Times review of Bloomberg’s legacy

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
A reader has sent us links to The Bloomberg Years in The New York Times, a fascinating review of the impacts of Michael Bloomberg’s years as mayor of New…

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Is the Agricultural Land Reserve under attack? City Conversations event Aug 15, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre

Source: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/city-conversations/Aug-15-2013.html Thursday August 15, 2013 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m Room 1600, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre Organized by SFU City Conversations Cost: Free A huge Tsawwassen Mall, larger than Metrotown’s. Expanded warehousing and staging for DeltaPort. Replacement of … Continue reading

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Earthquake rattled northern Vancouver Island. How will Vancouver’s downtown peninsula fare after The Big One?

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
(Updated) CBC reported that a “moderate” quake shook the northern end of Vancouver Island early Sunday, waking people in their beds as windows rattled and blinds swayed from the…

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