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The Comox-Helmcken Greenway Section 1 before Council next Wed. Dec 12

The Comox-Helmcken greenway section 1 is at Transportation and Environment Committee next week

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
9:30 am
Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

From the City of Vancouver:

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at:CoV website

For the report on the Greenway: Report

If you wish further information on this matter, please contact Douglas Scott, Active Transportation, at 604.873.7155.  If you wish to address the Standing Committee, please call me at 604.871.6355, by 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  Please note speakers are requested to limit their comments to no longer than five minutes.

You may also communicate your thoughts on the issue to the Mayor and Councillors by emailing and we will ensure Council receives all correspondence before the matter is considered.

For your information, all meetings of Council are webcast and can be viewed at:Whatch live The minutes for this meeting can be viewed at: approximately two days following the meeting.  Hard copies of the minutes are available upon request.

Lori Isfeld
Meeting Coordinator
Legislative Operations
City Clerk’s Office
T: 604-871-6355

“What makes the West End great?” report available online

What makes the West End Great? report
What makes the West End Great? report with photos

On May 29, 2010 the West End Residents Association (WERA) hosted a community forum entitled “Planning for Change: What makes the West End Great”. The intent of the forum was to facilitate a respectful, informed public dialogue about the relationships between built forms and livability in the West End.

WERA hired a facilitator to generate a written report from this forum.

Vancouver’s challenge to become the “greenest city” is one that begs a response from the architectural, design, development and planning industry. It is clear that the built form will play an important aspect of how the City will achieve that goal.

WERA feels the West End is a model Vancouver neighbourhood. When our high density neighbourhood is combined with high quality living it can lead to an ecologically sustainable future, but there are still challenges to be met as evidenced by this forum. The presentations and discussions captured in the report illustrate the elements of high quality living in a dense neighbourhood.

By engaging residents in education and discussions about built form, WERA continues to involve ordinary citizens in shaping the future of their City. We offer this report to you for your consideration as you work towards creating an affordable, sustainable and livable City.

WERA in the news

WERA President Brent Granby was quoted in an article in Xtra West by Shauna Lewis in regard to the Seafield tenants attempts to create a housing Co-op.


Seafield renters say it’s back to arbitration
HOUSING / Renter-landlord talks about converting rental complex into co-op fail

full Xtra West article

WERA article

Advance polls are open


Vancouver Votes November 15: Vote in advance November 5, 8, 10 and 12

Vote in advance from 8 am to 8 pm on November 5, 8, 10 and 12 at City Hall, Dunbar Community Centre, Sunset Community Centre, Trout Lake Community Centre and Westend Community Centre. Visit the Elections website for more details. There, you can view candidate profiles, voting details and borrowing questions for the 2009 – 2011 Capital Plan.

For more info on the civic election and the capital plan select the link below:

civic election

Election signs

Section 322 of the Canada Elections Act is quite clear that condo residents are entitled to display election advertising posters in their own units: “(1) No landlord or person acting on their behalf may prohibit a tenant from displaying election advertising posters on the premises to which the lease relates and no condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner of a condominium unit from displaying election advertising posters on the premises of his or her unit.

“(2) Despite subsection (1), a landlord, person, condominium corporation or agent referred to in that subsection may set reasonable conditions relating to the size or type of election advertising posters that may be displayed on the premises and may prohibit the display of election advertising posters in common areas of the building in which the premises are found.

Section 323 then specifies that any election advertising should not be displayed on the polling day before the close of all polling stations in the electoral district.

(see election advertisingin Part 16: Communications to read the original source of above)