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Q. There have been numerous rezoning applications recently for Cambie Street near 33rd Avenue, listed here: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/ Given that 33rd Avenue was a proposed future station on the Canada Line, will development there allow that station to be built soon? Is the city doing anything to collect amenity money from developers as part of the [...]
Q. How many shelter facilities are there in Toronto? Name them. Name them? NAME THEM? What is this, some kind of Reach for the Top game, Municipal Issues version? Mind you, I was on Reach for the Top (the antecedent to Jeopardy, for those who didn’t know) when it was just a high-school competition, back when [...]
Q. What happens to my beloved Buy-Low if/when Beedie Developments goes ahead with their plan to redevelop Kingsgate Mall, per the recent article in the G&M http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/kingsgate-mall-tagged-for-redevelopment/article5152540/ A. Well, Chris (I know it’s you because you are the first person to have signed your name to a City Plumber question in almost a year now. [...]
Q. What’s the story behind the vacant lot on Robson at Broughton? A. A lot of people seem to want to know this. In Vancouver, no vacant lot goes unnoticed. When I googled “empty lot Robson and Broughton,” it brought up about half a dozen references to it on various blogs around town. I guess [...]
Q. Can you tell me if you have any further information on the Gold Medal Club in the Olympic Village? The city rental buildings (2) and the Coop (1) are not allowed access to that fitness centre. With strata fees going up 30% in some buildings, you’d think the city of Vancouver would be eager [...]
You decide what’s going on here.
// Jan 30, 2013 at 10:53 am
Much Ado About Nothing?
Or being made more of by casino proponents and their press relations?
// Jan 31, 2013 at 12:38 am
There are ‘no surprises’ at council votes. Doesn’t matter which city.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”…
And especially, the stages in council chambers during public discourse.
// Jan 31, 2013 at 1:31 am
Well, this is not a “provincial” blog, per se, but this quaint sub-urban parable really suggests that “respect for the public process” and “that rich coal man’s actions” are mutually exclusive declaratives.
A revelation, fer sure.
// Jan 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm
“that rich coal man’s actions” Made me think of the Dunsmuir family……..I’m pretty sure you are talking about Rich Coleman though. What a great play on words. Do it again!
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