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NSV letter to Vancouver City Council: Opposed to rezoning of 445 Southwest Marine Drive (Marine Gardens)

NSV letter to Vancouver City Council for Public Hearing February 24, 2015, regarding rezoning at 455 Southwest Marine Drive (Marine Gardens). Download PDF: NSV-Marine Gardens public hearing 24-Feb-2015 Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver February 23, 2015 Mayor Robertson and Councillors City … Continue reading

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Inside Story of a Botched Community Plan – Ned Jacobs

NOTE: update of 12 November, 2014 follows. How the Robertson administration has betrayed the public trust and is destroying community planning in Vancouver . Dear Concerned Citizens of Vancouver, Recently, on the spur of the moment, I contacted an individual … Continue reading

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Vision and NPA more of the same

By Elizabeth Murphy   Common Ground Magazine   July 2014 Edition  Posted July 1, 2014 Article Link Politics in the City of Vancouver is branded as a battle between Vision Vancouver on the “left” and the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) on the “right.” … Continue reading

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Little Mountain Redevelopment Stalled Again (article by Ned Jacobs)

Little Mountain Redevelopment Stalled Again: Developer’s refusal to provide amenities symptomatic of a failed housing strategy By Ned Jacobs, June 17, 2014 Since 2009, when all but four of the 224 homes at Little Mountain Housing were demolished, the 15-acre site, … Continue reading

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Opinion: City’s plan insufficient to preserve heritage homes (Elizabeth Murphy, in Vancouver Sun 9-June-2014)

Note: This opinion piece was published by the Vancouver Sun on June 9, 2014. The City’s Heritage Action Plan goes before City Council on June 10. Opinion: City’s plan insufficient to preserve heritage homes: Building-code changes needed to make renovation, restoration … Continue reading

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Character House Network: Letter to Council for June 10, 2014 meeting on Heritage Action Plan

The Vancouver Character House Network have requested that NSV post their letter to council on the Heritage Action Plan report going to council Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The letter notes that although the report is a step in the right … Continue reading

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NSV letter to Council opposing Temporary Sales Office as Conditional Use in RS and RT (Residential) Zoning Districts

Download PDF: NSV-Amendment to RS-RT Zones-March 14-2014 March 14, 2014 Mayor Robertson and Councillors City of Vancouver 453 West 12 Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1V4 Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillors, Re: Public Hearing –  Amendments to Permit Temporary Sales Office as … Continue reading

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NSV writes City Council on Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan, March 12, 2014

March 11, 2014 Mayor Robertson and Councillors City of Vancouver 453 West 12 Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1V4 Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillors, Re: Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan – March 12, 2014 Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver (NSV) is … Continue reading

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NSV aiming to be catalyst for broad electoral cooperation in 2014

(Vancouver, November 27, 2013)  NSV’s current aim is to be a catalyst for broad electoral cooperation in 2014, to restore real democracy and public accountability at Vancouver city hall.   NSV is guided by a set of basic principles that we … Continue reading

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NSV statement on preparations for 2014 civic election

NSV will be running and/or endorsing candidates for Council, Mayor, Parks Board, and School Board. The composition of the NSV slates has not yet been determined. NSV is also looking into the potential for electoral cooperation with other organizations that support … Continue reading

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