Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods welcomes incoming Vancouver City Council (2018-2022)

CVN sent the following letter to incoming Mayor and Council prior to the first Regular Council meeting, scheduled for November 13, 2018.

November 11, 2018
City of Vancouver Council

Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councilors,

Re: Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods welcomes you

We would like to congratulate you on your election as our representatives in the city’s government, and take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN), representing 26 Residents’ Associations across this city. We are advocates for our member groups, and would like to work with you to improve this city.

We have appeared before councils in the past, and will appear before councils in the future. We see our role as a positive one, and wish to strengthen our relationship with Council and the Mayor going forward. Our hope is that a stronger, more collaborative relationship between civic government, including the Planning Department, and ourselves can be established so that we may better work together. As part of establishing this relationship, we will be seeking meetings with the Mayor, Councilors, and Planning staff soon. We see changes to the existing planning processes as a vital ingredient in making this city a better place, as well as a way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning department.

Looking forward to meeting with you.

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