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
In a letter sent to Vancouver’s Mayor and Council signed, “Aghast and Disappointed,” Point Grey Road resident Nelson Skalbania says he has received “150-odd emails/calls” in response to his recent Letter to the Editor in The Province newspaper (Point Grey Road is a disaster, February 9, 2014).
He says only “a single one” of these emails/calls objected to his letter in The Province. The other 149 or so agreed with his assessment of the situation.
Skalbania forwarded a copy of his letter – sent to the Mayor and Council – to NPA President Peter Armstrong.
In his letter, Skalbania – who has been travelling downtown by bike for over 30 years – says it behooves someone from City Hall to come to his house on Point Grey Road and see the disruption the road closure has caused to his home and lifestyle. Continue reading