CVN letter to Council (for July 7): OPPOSED – Policy Enquiry Process: Approach and Criteria – Policy to Ignore Policy

July 6, 2021
City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors,

Re: Policy Enquiry Process: Approach and Criteria – Policy to Ignore Policy

Agenda: https://council.vancouver.ca/20210707/pspc20210707ag.htm

Report: https://council.vancouver.ca/20210707/documents/pspc1.pdf

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) is strongly opposed to this proposed policy change.

It suggests allowing spot rezoning proposals to go forward for consideration even if they do not conform to any policy that would allow it. This would undermine all community plans and planning processes so as to make zoning and planning policy meaningless.

While this may benefit the development industry, it would undermine the public interest.

It would make more work for staff, Council and the public to deal with projects that should not be going forward at all.

Please do not approve this report recommendations.

Thank you,

Steering Committee,
Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Member Groups of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Arbutus Ridge Community Association
Arbutus Ridge/ Kerrisdale/ Shaughnessy Visions
Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council
Dunbar Residents Association
Fairview/South Granville Action Committee
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Granville-Burrard Residents & Business Assoc.
Greater Yaletown Community Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Residents Coalition
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Riley Park/South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Assoc.
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association

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