Monthly Archives: February 2015

UBC professor Patrick Condon says high-rise buildings are not the way to go in Vancouver – The Ubyssey

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
Voices comment:  This was published in The Ubyssey in October 2014, and with the current emphasis on sustainability and the upcoming OCP public hearing we thought it was worth a read.  Patrick Condon,…

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See Who Paid for the 2014 Elections

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
Voices comment:  The big question remains ‘who is expecting what’?????  We note the largest expense for the Mayor was salaries at over $33,000; Kerry Morris’ run was supported entirely by volunteers from the…

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North Vancouver residents rally to oppose 161 East Keith Rd tower project, call for new public hearing

(Updated) Residents of the City of North Vancouver are opposing a proposed 16-storey tower at 161 East Keith Road. Amid controversy, North Vancouver city council approved the proposal in January with a 4-3 split vote (mayor Darrel Musatto broke the tie). A Council vote to … Continue reading

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Opinion: Victoria, Translink and tax dollars — Honesty or spin? Thumbs down on massive spending, poor management, and big inefficiency

MetroVanWatch is not taking sides on the upcoming transit referendum in the Metro Vancouver region, but we are happy to promote healthy public debate. We have received this submission from Peter van der Velden, a facilities management consultant living in Tsawwassen and are … Continue reading

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Overpaid or underpaid? Salaries of mayors and councillors in Metro Vancouver’s cities

Originally posted on North Van City Voices:
Overpaid or underpaid? Salaries of mayors and councillors in Metro Vancouver’s cities. ? This report from Vancitybuzz  makes for interesting comparisons.  Mayor Mussatto’s salary from the City website was $96,489 in 2014 (1/3…

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Hidden money buying up (New York) real estate: How about Vancouver, Metro Vancouver region?

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The New York Times today (Feb . 7, 2015) published “The Hidden Money Buying Up New York Real Estate” as the first article in a five-part series based on…

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Regionwide fallout from Supreme Court decision? North Vancouver watchdog spotlights 161 East Keith Rd rezoning (16-storeys)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Image concept 161 East Keith Rd, North Vancouver, Michael Katz Architecture As we have reported, the B.C. Supreme Court on January 27 overturned a major rezoning and development permit…

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