CVN writes Council strongly supporting Motion B8 – Reconsider RS Zoning Amendments – By-law No. 3575 etc. (Reg Council 13-Nov-2018)

CVN sent the following letter to incoming Mayor and Council as official input on Motion B8 at the first Regular Council meeting, scheduled for November 13, 2018.


November 11, 2018
City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councilors,

Re: Motion B8 – Reconsider RS Zoning Amendments – By-law No. 3575 and Related Strata Title Guidelines

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) strongly supports the above motion for the reasons stated in the preamble to the motion itself.

The recent rezoning made major changes to 68,000 properties in RS zones, without providing any public consultation. It was entirely inconsistent with standard planning practice and CVN opposed it during the public hearing. Most of those elected to the new council opposed the rezoning during the election.

Please approve this motion to reconsider the RS rezoning as proposed.

Larry Benge, Co-Chair
Dorothy Barkley, Co-Chair

On behalf of the 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
Community Association of New Yaletown
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council
Dunbar Residents Association
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Granville Burrard Residents & Business Association
Joyce Area Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Marpole Oakridge Community Association
Norquay Residents
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Residents Association Mount Pleasant
Riley Park/South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association