Motion 6. Re-conceptualizing the City’s Rental 100 Program (2-Apr-2019): CVN supports motion and encourages Council to approve it

The following letter was sent to all members of the Mayors’ Council.
Download PDF: CVN Letter to Council-Motion Rental 100.04.01.19

April 1, 2019

City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors,

Re: Motion 6. Re-conceptualizing the City’s Rental 100 Program
Agenda April 2, 2019: https://council.vancouver.ca/20190402/regu20190402ag.htm
Motion: https://council.vancouver.ca/20190402/documents/motionb6.pdf

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) supports this motion and encourage council to approve it as proposed.

This motion raises concerns about the Rental 100 program and we support the program being suspended until other options have been considered.

However, we would also like the current pilot program that gives density bonusing for a few more affordable units also suspended. As the motion says, the option for rental only zoning or other conditional type zones could be created through the city-wide planning process that better protects existing rentals and also allows for more rentals within the scale of each neighbourhood.

CACs should not be waived for unaffordable rental projects. These are actually inflating rents overall through greater expectations raised by the city endorsing these kinds of projects.

CVN would like to see communities involved in establishing rental policies.

Sincerely,
Larry Benge, Co-Chair and 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
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council
Dunbar Residents Association
Fairview/South Granville Action Committee
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Greater Yaletown Community Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Residents Coalition
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