Major citywide rally at City Hall set for Sept 24, eve of community plan report to Council – Neighbourhoods uniting in rebellion

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Rally PosterA citywide rally is planned at the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, September 24, starting at 5:45pm.
Residents from all across Vancouver are coming to join forces in a strong show of solidarity. Download flyer to print and circulate: Poster-CHW-letter-24-Sep-2013

The rally will be held on the eve of Director of Planning Brian Jackson’s report back to City Council on whether to extend the timelines and make changes to four planning processes currently underway in the Downtown Eastside, the Marpole, Grandview-Woodland, and the West End. Grassroots neighbourhood groups have held large gatherings over the last few months, and residents all over the city have expressed significant misgivings about the draft plans. Many speakers are expected to speak to Council on Jackson’s report on September 25 (unless City chooses to reject requests to speak).

Residents from Marpole and other neighbourhoods will start gathering at Broadway and Cambie between

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