Vancouver, B.C. (March 11, 2014) – NPA Park Board Commissioner John Coupar says he is thrilled with Council’s unanimous decision to fund a second phase of restoration for the Bloedel Conservatory; one that will see the conservatory’s signature acrylic dome fully restored by this fall.
Saving the Bloedel is an issue Coupar has been passionate about for a very long time, even before he entered politics, and he would like to acknowledge and thank all those who gave so much of their time and effort to preserving this architectural, horticultural jewel at the pinnacle of our great city. Continue reading
The NPA has embarked on a program of neighbourhood policy forums to seek input from you – Vancouver’s residents and businesses. Marpole rezoning has been a huge issue in the city and area residents deserve to have their voices heard.
Join us at our Marpole Neighbourhood Forum, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel at 1041 SW Marine Drive.
Please join us and bring your input and ideas. We will discuss the Marpole Rezoning, Public Consultation, City Hall Planning and the wants and needs of the community. The forum will be held in a workshop format, with small groups exploring issues then presenting their thoughts to the larger group. These discussions will help form our platform and policies for the next election in November 2014.
Hope to see you there! Event begins at 6:30PM and the event hashtag for twitter is #NPAListens
Please note if you do not have an email address, you can register for the Marpole Forum by calling the NPA: (778) 837-8084
The NPA’s recent Oakridge Neighbourhood Forum, held at the Peretz Centre on January 29, 2014, was not only well-received by all who attended, it also serves as an effective model for meaningful public consultation and engagement.
As previously reported the Oakridge forum was a round-table discussion with small groups exploring issues and then presenting to the larger group. Three key topic areas were covered at the meeting: 1) Oakridge Rezoning, 2) Community Amenities & Parks, and 3) Public Consultation & City Hall.
The points raised during the forum were recorded, and from these notes we have prepared the following summary report outlining what we heard (the recorded point form notes are available here). Continue reading