Monthly Archives: November 2013

City Council adopts West End Community Plan, Nov 20, 2013

This evening, City of Vancouver Mayor and Council adopted the West End Plan Community Plan as proposed by staff, with a number of final amendments. WEN had expressed concerns about the proposed plan as noted in the letter at this … Continue reading

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WEN asks Mayor/Council to send draft West End Community Plan back to community for more work, more input

This is the letter from West End Neighbours on the draft West End Plan, in Council (see agenda) on November 20, 2013. November 19, 2013 Mayor and Council, City of Vancouver 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1V4 Sent … Continue reading

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WEN News 18-Nov-2013: Community Plan goes to Council Nov 20. Time to tell Council the Plan is NOT yet ready

(This message went out to WEN newsletter subscribers today.) The final step of the West End Community Plan is set to happen on November 20 (Wednesday) at a City Council meeting starting at 9:30 am.  Agenda information for the meeting is available at this … Continue reading

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Deadline midnight TONIGHT for online survey on draft West End Plan

The deadline for the online survey on the draft West End Plan is midnight tonight (Wed, Nov 13). WEN encourages citizens to complete the survey today, write to City Council soon, and speak to Council on November 20. We hope that … Continue reading

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Bylaw changes result from WEN Supreme Court challenge to Vancouver’s STIR and Rental 100 programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West End Neighbours’ Supreme Court challenge to Vancouver’s STIR and Rental 100 programs results in bylaw changes (Vancouver, November 12, 2013) In response to a B.C. Supreme Court challenge from West End Neighbours (WEN) to legislation underpinning … Continue reading

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West End Plan – Working Group, new website, public meeting Nov 12

An ad hoc group has decided to launch the West End Plan Working Group to facilitate analysis and discussion of the draft West End Community Plan. The Working Group is separate from but supported by WEN.  This is one outcome … Continue reading

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Video — staff presentation at “Learning Session” on West End Plan – Oct 25, 2013

Starting on October 25, 2013, City of Vancouver staff involved in the West End Plan process held five “Learning Sessions” to present the draft West End Plan that had been released three days earlier, on October 22. About 25 people … Continue reading

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City of Vancouver releases final parts of West End Community Plan – draft

On the evening of November 6, 2013, the City of Vancouver website carried the final documents (200 pages total, including some previous materials) for the draft West End Community Plan. Here is a brief update on the official steps of … Continue reading

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Heritage Talks – The West End Plan: “Ensuring our Past Enhances Our Future” – Nov 13, at 7 pm

Here WEN carries a public service announcement this event, with our own additional comment further below about the significance of the topic, plus exact relevant text in the draft West End Plan. WEN encourages citizens to be involved in this … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Planning Commission urged City Council to extend West End planning process – request denied

On September 27, 2013, City Council debated a motion (see “Community Plans: Next Steps”) about extending four concurrent community planning processes, including the process in the West End. Three community plans got extensions, and one (Grandview-Woodland) even got an extra … Continue reading

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