Monthly Archives: January 2014

Best practices for 3D modelling and visualization. Yes, we have the technology. Let’s use it.

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The application of real-time computer graphics has increased by leaps and bounds over the last 25 years. Have you ever wondered why we don’t use this technology in Vancouver…

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Why you should care about reforming municipal elections: Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun 29-Jan-2014

Originally posted on BC Election Campaign Finance Reform Network:
Daphne Bramham: Why you should care about reforming municipal elections B.C. voters have until Friday to argue for spending limits on candidates and donors By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun columnist, January…

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Metro Vancouver Breakfast 30 Jan (Thurs, 7:30 am): Services and Solutions for a Livable Region

Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast Metro Vancouver – Services and Solutions for a Livable Region Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:30 – 9:00 am British Columbia Institute of Technology 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver Can’t join in person?  Watch via live stream … Continue reading

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Shorten, not lengthen, the time between elections: Municipal lawyer Jonathan Baker to Province on electoral reform

Originally posted on BC Election Campaign Finance Reform Network:
Leading municipal lawyer Jonathan Baker has kindly shared with us his submission to the Province of British Columbia on local government election reform. Mr. Baker’s primary point is this: The object of…

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Some insights into civic parties in Vanbursuri (Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond)

BC municipal elections will be held on November 15, 2014. We would all do well to understand the nature of political structure in Metro Vancouver region. MetroVanWatch will cover various stories as we discover them this year. An article by Kelly … Continue reading

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News from Port Moody (Moody Centre Community Association) – budget town hall, OCP, RCS, etc.

MetroVanWatch is tracking issues in Port Moody as it is the current frontline of discussions about a Regional Context Statement, which must comply with Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. Each of the region’s 24 local governments is required to submit … Continue reading

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CKNW Shane Woodford’s special feature: Municipal election reform – Sun Jan 26, 2014, interview with Minister Oakes

Originally posted on BC Election Campaign Finance Reform Network:
This interview is absolutely a must-listen. Key information about the BC Government’s plans for major changes to legislation governing the province’s municipal elections. Some changes will be adopted in Legislature this…

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North Vancouver supports motion on Financing of Election Campaigns

Last November a significant motion was passed by North Vancouver City Council on campaign finance reform. A number of the core ideas in this motion could be reviewed and incorporated into legislation by the Province of British Columbia. The Ministry … Continue reading

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Guide to Searching 2014 BC Assessment property records

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
(Note: This post was originally made in January 2014. But the basic tips apply equally well to 2016, so we bring it forward here–though we leave the year references the…

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Densification Wars! A public conversation with Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, Ned Jacobs, You! (Jan 19) Community Planning in New South Wales and Vancouver

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, who we featured in EcoDensity Policy undermined planning in Vancouver,  is in Vancouver for a short visit. She is well-versed in topics about planning, density and consultation,…

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