CVN sent the following letter to incoming Mayor and Council prior to the first Regular Council meeting, scheduled for November 13, 2018.
November 11, 2018
City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councilors,
Re: Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods welcomes you
We would like to congratulate you on your election as our representatives in the city’s government, and take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN), representing 26 Residents’ Associations across this city. We are advocates for our member groups, and would like to work with you to improve this city.
We have appeared before councils in the past, and will appear before councils in the future. We see our role as a positive one, and wish to strengthen our relationship with Council and the Mayor going forward. Our hope is that a stronger, more collaborative relationship between civic government, including the Planning Department, and ourselves can be established so that we may better work together. As part of establishing this relationship, we will be seeking meetings with the Mayor, Councilors, and Planning staff soon. We see changes to the existing planning processes as a vital ingredient in making this city a better place, as well as a way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning department.
Looking forward to meeting with you.
Larry Benge, Co-Chair
Dorothy Barkley, Co-Chair
On behalf of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods Continue reading