MEDIA RELEASE: STIR program controversy: Legal framework flawed, program must be scrapped says West End Neighbours
(Vancouver, Nov. 15, 2011) West End Neighbours (WEN) has identified concerns with the legal framework of the controversial Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) housing program and calls upon the City of Vancouver to discontinue the program.
West End Neighbours Challenges Short Term Incentive for Rentals (STIR)
November 15, 2011, Executive Summary
On behalf of West End residents, West End Neighbours (WEN) seeks to address concerns about the Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) program and the waivers provided developers for the provision of market rental housing. These concerns have been expressed by the over 12,500 residents who have signed a petition asking for a stop to site-specific rezonings in the West End until a comprehensive community plan is in place.