OCP Public Hearing – Citizens Deserve Better

The City of North Vancouver narrowly passed its Official Community Plan last night, by just one vote. Here is a statement by the spokesman for civic watchdog North Van City Voices.

North Van City Voices

Following is the submission  from our spokesperson (Fred Dawkins) at the OCP Public Hearing. The OCP passed, as expected, by a 4-3 vote with Councillors Bell, Bookham and Clark opposed.  

Video link is here:  http://www.cnv.org/2015CouncilVideos – Fred spoke at the 18:00 mark.

Public input – OCP public hearing – 3 March 2015

I am Fred Dawkins, 827 West 19th, representing North Van City Voices

This proposed OCP is a one-legged stool. Virtually every goal, every solution, is based on densification. Ramping up the population by building more and more condos is presented as the magic bullet that will solve everything.

Do we need better transit? Cram in more people, and better transit will magically happen. Do we aspire to be a greener community and reduce carbon emissions? Increase density, and carbon output per person will automatically be lower. We want affordable…

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