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Question: When a strata “winds-up” and sells the property to a developer, which party generally absorbs the cost of the community amenity contribution assessed due to rezoning, the strata owners or the developer? We are currently undergoing this process and have been told by our realtors to expect 100% of our current assessment plus only […]
Question: Do you know, if a developer is going through rezoning, do they also have to go through the entire development permit process or is it combined? Answer: Hmm, a tricky one. I checked with my Valuable City Hall Sources and they said … it depends. Some, like Rental 100 projects or laneways, are combined. […]
Q: What’s going on with the City of Vancouver’s search for a new Chief Planner? Surely they’re getting close Frances. Any news? A. Good question. I had heard there was a first round of interviews in May, second round in early June. Four candidates on shortlist. Told last week by city manager that announcement was imminent. […]
Q: Why did my assessed value of the building portion of my property go up by over 40% when I made no substantial improvements to the house before the July 1, 2015 date? My house was built in 1954. Don’t homes typically depreciate over time unless substantial renos (permitted) are completed? Curious to know the […]
Q. Dear Swami: If (apparently) long term memory serves me well, NPA and Greens swept the Vancouver Parks Board with a commitment to restore some sense of civility in working with community centre societies. In brief, tossing out the Vision/Ballem approach of my way or the highway. What’s with the return to the shooting gallery […]
I’m on the Bill Good show this morning with Daniel Fontaine, blogger and former Sam Sullivan chief of staff, talking about all things civic civilly. I think.
why on eart is daniel fontaine on with you frances? He’s not a real journalist but just a political flack for the NPA! Put him on a political panel CKNW with someone from Vision and let them go at it.
I couldn’t agree more. The Bill Good Show is great radio, but they do themselves a HUGE disservice by having on such a partisan hack.
citycockus have put out umpteen stories…I’ve counted THREE with great relevance (and well-written) and the rest are one-sided pablum or Mikey mind vomit.
Daniel is a paper shuffler, not a pundit. Allen Garr or Monte Paulsen would be far, far better (dispassionate and fair) panelists.
Not a usual radio listener but did this time.
I was surprised by Daniel and not in a bad way. He was civil, more balanced than one could imagine and not at all the pompous ass I thought he would be.
It sounded at the end like Bill Good invited both back next week. Is this a weekly thing Frances or did I misunderstand?
As far as I know, it’s a weekly thing from now on. Every Tuesday, 9-10. Stay tuned.
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