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Dunbar group holds public meeting tonight to rally support against Vision development policies

October 25th, 2012 · 103 Comments

For those interested, this is the invitation going around locally:

Last Sunday night, riding hopeful, Geoff Meggs was defeated in his bid to win the Fairview Mt. Pleasant riding as an NDP candidate. It is said that Mr. Meggs, through his Vision Council efforts to change the city, has “taken the community, out of community planning”. The Mt. Pleasant Residents’ Association worked long and hard to ensure Mr. Meggs defeat – people power.

The recent decision to end the Ridge Bowling lanes, was a blow to the Kitsilano Arbutus Residents’ Association, but the development was curtailed to four rather than five stories – people power.

The Vision City Council would grant rights to build 125,000 square feet of housing (6-7 stories) to a developer to build for profit seniors housing in your community.

We need you, and your neighbours, at our Town Hall meeting on Thursday at St. Phillip’s church, 3737 W. 27th at 7 pm sharp. With this council, we have few chances to make an impact and tell them this development is too intense for our community. Time is short, as decisions will be made within months. Come and join us as we plan our opposition to this proposal, and give us YOUR PEOPLE POWER!

What we will cover at the meeting:

– What’s happening
– Why now
– We are not alone, this is a city-wide issue
– Why we have to act quickly
– What you can do to help
– Your questions

Invited speakers include:
Jonathan Baker
Councillor Adrian Carr
Elizabeth Murphy

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