Mayoral and Council Candidates – Town Hall Meeting at St. James Community Hall (Oct 15, Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods)

Notice: West Enders (and citizens from all over Vancouver) are encouraged to attend this event in Kitsilano, and/or to send in your questions for candidates in advance of the meeting.

Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN)
Town Hall Meeting with Candidates for Vancouver City Council and Mayor
Putting the “Community” Back into Community Planning

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7 to 9 pm
St. James Community Hall
3214 West 10th Avenue (and Trutch)

This is a chance to hear the candidates. Ask them your questions on planning, zoning, and citizen engagement. The focus of this meeting will be on the Principles and Goals for Community Planning and Citizen Engagement (download PDF here) developed by this coalition of 24 neighbourhood associations from across the city (West End Neighbours is a member. See full list below.)

Questions for candidates will be accepted in writing at the meeting, or in
advance at: info@coalitionvan.org.

Participants include Mayoralty Candidates: Meena Wong, Bob Kasting, and Kirk LaPointe

Representing the Vancouver Green Party are Cleta Brown and Adriane Carr. In addition to Mayoralty Candidate Kirk LaPointe, Melissa De Genova will attend for the NPA. R.J. Aquino will represent OneCity. Glen Chernen and Nicholas Chernen will represent the Cedar Party. In addition to Mayoralty Candidate Meena Wong, Lisa Barrett will represent COPE. Councillor Andrea Reimer will represent Vision Vancouver.

Our Moderator is Charlie Smith, editor of the Georgia Straight.

The theme of the meeting will be Planning, Development and Community Engagement: Putting the Community back into Community Planning.

Each party has been asked to send two candidates standing for either the mayoralty or City Council.

CVN will ask each party to respond in opening remarks to the Coalition’s Principles & Goals document that seeks to significantly improve planning, development, and rezoning processes in the city. Much of the balance of the evening will be given over to an open-mic opportunity for residents to question the candidates about their planning, development, and zoning policies.

Read the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods’ Principles and Goals (143kb PDF) http://coalitionvan.org/files/CVN-Principles-and-Goals-Apr7_2014.pdf

LIST OF COALITION MEMBERS (as of Oct. 2014) From CVN website.

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