December 7th, 2021 Public Hearing – Faux Shadow Claus Challenges Newspaper Row’s Revival

Public Hearing – December 7th, 2021While Hannah and I put our tree up this weekend, it’s too soon for this night’s items to go under the tree, as they first must be wrapped up by city council. Like good little children, they’ll start with their chores, in this case Item #1, which is essentially a... Continue Reading →

November 16th, 2021 Public Hearing – Abcellera Hopes To Pause Vancouver’s Rezoning Quarantine

Public Hearing – November 16th 2021(Update – November 19th, 2021 – Despite relatively few speakers, city council only finished Items #1 & #2, meaning you still have time to comment on the rest, which will be heard on November 25th, 2021. While the last public hearing offered some unique stories, including one person’s recollection of... Continue Reading →

October 5th, 2021 Public Hearing – No Boos Expected For Vancouver’s Town Centre Rental Homes

Public Hearing – October 5th, 2021As comedy can help keep powerful institutions humble, I’ve joked that perhaps Vancouver’s new Auditor General should examine if public hearings are held primarily for the taxpayer funded catering. Hannah often notes even bad humour occasionally reflects some truth, and Item #1 demonstrates how enacting wider changes can be more... Continue Reading →

September 5th Public Hearing – Confusion along the Arbutus Corridor, Honouring Vancouver’s Past While Growing its Future, Is this the best Industrial Building the City has ever seen?

As the August slowdown comes to an end, this meeting could be seen as a warm up for the September 18th Meeting which could make Vancouver's most (hedge) walled-off neighbourhoods far more inclusive. In the meantime, this week brings us some small growth and a bit of amenity space to support it. The first item... Continue Reading →

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