“Enhancing Community Planning” Open House today 4-7 pm, Mt Pleasant Community Centre affects West End future

(Update: A initial report and downloads of this open house are available here. A more complete report with implications for the West End specifically will be provided later. Staff will be recommending that City Hall make resources available for planning in our community. This topic of community planning processes, including the West End, is tentatively set to go before Council on July 28.)

“Enhancing Community Planning” Open House
Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 4 to 7 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre
1 Kingsway (@ East 8th Avenue)

Background:
This month, City staff will likely be presenting recommendations to City Council about how to carry out consultations and develop new community plans in several neighbourhoods of Vancouver, including Grandview-Woodland, Marpole, the West End, Kitsilano, and Fairview. There will be implications for the West End and everyone in Vancouver. In the context of our “No Rezoning without a Comprehensive Plan” petition (now signed by over 12,500 people), and in the context of Vancouver’s lingering pride in its former community consultation processes, this initiative by City staff is very important and deserves public attention.

The open house on July 7 is an informal drop-in. City staff will have materials available reviewing themes from a May 7 workshop about community planning processes. Staff will be proposing to City Council ways to modify these processes. Today they will be on hand to answer questions and get feedback. It is open to the public, but main invitees are participants of the May 7 workshop. WEN will attend and report back on our website.

City’s official site:
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/cityplan/Visions/nextplan/index.htm

More info:
http://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/clr-reimers-community-planning-motion-nov-2/

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