Moderate Income Rental Homes Prove To Be A Bargain West Point Grey Cannot Resist

4545 West 10th AvenueTo say I was excited when I saw renowned journalist Frances Bula tweet out a notice about an in-person pre-application meeting in West Point Grey would be an understatement. I was worried this event could be a heated affair in light of the backlash to the Jericho Lands, which includes a GoFundMe... Continue Reading →

The Jericho Lands Soar Forward On The Wings Of A Magical Urban Design Panel Experience

Jericho Lands Planning ProgramAt ninety acres, it’s unlikely the Urban Design Panel will ever again get to examine something as large as this former military base, now dubbed the Jericho Lands. These volunteers were clearly excited by this process, a sentiment I didn’t share it as I’ve sat through enough of these meetings to know... 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 →

October 27th 2020 Public Hearing – Letters Flood City Hall as Economic Terror Threatens Mount Pleasant, While Middle Class Rental Homes Panic West Point Grey

Public Hearing – October 27th 2020While we may have spent most of our Halloween puns earlier this month, this night has far more of a connection to that holiday. Whether it’s the focus on public transit, the responses of hundreds of individuals, or the fear some have of renters, there’s a clear connection between the... Continue Reading →

Millennium Line Town Hall Reveals Need for SkyTrain and West Side Fears that Transit to Nowhere Will Divide the Community like a Highway

With the hot summer weather, where else would Darren and I head on a beautiful Saturday than to a Town Hall meeting at the unairconditioned Pacific Spirit Church. This event was hosted by Vancouver Quadra's MP Joyce Murray, who was joined by Vancouver's Chief Engineer, UBC's Associate Vice-President of Campus and Community Planning, as well... Continue Reading →

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