Candidates have been invited to RCCCD’s
ALL CANDIDATES MEETING
Wednesday September 19th 2018
Shamrock Hall, 2881 Main St (bet 12 & 13th), Vancouver [side entrance]
6:30 to 9 pm
Please circulate widely.
We have sent invitations to the Green Party, the NPA, COPE, One City, Vision, ProVancouver, Coalition, YesVancouver, Idea, and several independent candidates to City Council.
Our flyer [attached] has been personally handed out throughout the city to hundreds of local businesses and at events. Please consider joining our group leafletings or taking flyers for your neighbours and friends.
We ask for
to end irresponsible rezoning and densification
We need to stop the exodus of Vancouverites who are no longer able to live or keep a small business in the city. Rezoning and densification should happen in a way and at a pace that enhances our city – not in a way that displaces residents, reduces our access to amenities and public services and produces gridlock on our roads.
as a check on developer pressure
No more token City consultation. Neighbourhood residents must have the right to vote on city plans that affect our neighbourhood.
as a way to ensure affordability and livability
The homeless must be housed, and seniors and low-income people need access to truly affordable housing. But this must be well constructed, community-oriented low-rise co-op or subsidized housing with abundant green space, within walking distance to public and support services and amenities.
- Livability is about protecting everyone’s quality of life -
"No towers or other large increases in density should go up without the approval of the affected neighbourhood. If there is going to be an infusion of hundreds or thousands of people into a neighbourhood, residents may feel that new or expanded community centres, day care centres, libraries and parks are required to maintain livability in the area."
-- Anita Romaniuk, former Vancouver Park Board commissioner and member of RCCCD's executive
"We need affordability, but with livability. Low-income people need space and beauty too. We need more spacious and truly affordable housing to be built."
-- Marilyn Hogan, co-founder of RCCCD, active in the Vancouver Tenants Union and the renter of a suite on the East side of Vancouver