March 2, 2021
Regular readers will know that I am no fan of the City of Vancouver’s Planning Department and their so-called Community Plans in particular. There are literally hundreds of pages of complaints in this blog and I wrote a book about the whole experience. But Grandview was/is not alone in suffering under this and the last regime.
The West End’s Community Plan was approved more than a year before ours and so they have been in the implementation phase for almost a decade. There is a long article in the West End Journal blog detailing the shortcomings of their Plan’s implementation. It is well worth the read.
March 2, 2021
Last night there was an excellent attendance at the ZOOMed Grandview Woodland Area Council AGM.
I gave a presentation on the GW Community Plan, which seemed to be well received, and there was a good level of discussion about what GWAC should be doing over the coming twelve months.
Nine Directors were acclaimed for the 2021/22 year, including three who were not on the Board last year. The turnout for the meeting, and the level of debate that went on, augurs well for the organization.
I urge all residents of Grandview Woodland who are interested in the future of our neighbourhood to at least get yourself on the GWAC mailing list and, if possible, to attend — online — their monthly meetings. You will learn much and I am sure many of you have valuable experience to contribute.