Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fallout from Southlands decision: Questioning the Regional Growth Strategy

With just eight weighted votes (just two Directors at four votes each) above the required 85 for a two-thirds majority, the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver on May 23, 2014 narrowly approved the controversial Southlands development in Tsawwassen, Delta. This decision … Continue reading

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Media coverage on Southlands decision by Metro Vancouver Board May 23

We will keep an ongoing list here of media coverage on the Southlands decision by the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors on May 23, 2014.   Metro Vancouver approves Southlands proposal (Delta Optimist, 23-May-2014) Very short article. Excerpt: There was much … Continue reading

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City by city voting power at Metro Vancouver Board of Directors (percent), May 2014

Governance check: Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, plus one municipality with more than 2% of the Board of Directors votes can control a 50% majority vote at Metro Vancouver. For an amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy, a 2/3 majority is required.

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Metro Board agenda for May 23: Aboriginal archaelogical sites, ozone, Translink, ALC, North Van RCS, agricultural grants, Delta Southlands, Pitt Meadows, RGS

The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors has many important topics on the agenda for May 23, 2014. Topics include aboriginal archaelogical sites, ozone, Translink, Agricultural Land Commission, North Vancouver Regional Context Statement, agricultural awareness grants, Delta Southlands development, Pitt Meadows’ … Continue reading

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Tally of Metro Vancouver Director votes on Southlands development: Delta Mayor Jackson, Burnaby Mayor Corrigan had enormous influence on outcome

(Updated, revised) On May 23, 2014 the GVRD Board of Directors reviewed agenda item G.1.1 Corporation of Delta Proposed Amendment to Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future for Southlands. OUTCOME: The amendment passed, with 93 weighted votes FOR and 31 AGAINST. Below … Continue reading

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Text of Metro Vancouver staff report on Delta’s Southlands development, for May 23, 2014, board meeting

The Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors will meet starting 9 am on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the organization’s headquarters in Burnaby. The proposal by Delta to amend the Regional Growth Strategy to permit a major development on Southlands … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver staff recommend rejection of Delta’s Southlands application (media release from Southlands The Facts)

(As a public service, MetroVanWatch carries this media release from Southlands The Facts.) May 21, 2014 Metro Staff Recommend Rejection of Southlands Application In preparation for the May 23rd Metro Vancouver Board Meeting, Metro staff have published their findings on … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Regional Planning / Agriculture Committee May 9: RGS, ALC, Pitt Meadows, Dist North Vancouver, food systems, awards,

The Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee meeting will start at 9 am on Friday, May 9, 2014. The full agenda (10 MB, PDF, 197 pages) can be downloaded from the official website. Prominent on the agenda are agricultural … Continue reading

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Southlands: Submissions to Metro Vancouver May 1 public hearing

Below is a summary from Susan Jones, regarding submissions and speakers to the May 1, 2014, Public Hearing by Metro Vancouver on the Southlands, and the written submissions up to the deadline of May 9. Thank you for taking the … Continue reading

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Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) – key player in the region, 2014 annual meeting Whistler May 7, 8, 9 — governance analysis

It flies under the radar, rarely getting mention in mainstream media. It operates largely as a forum for dialogue and advocacy  on important issues for the Lower Mainland. One could say that it has a significant impact on our region, though it is … Continue reading

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