Category Archives: Opinions

Cityhallwatch: Citizen Reviews of Major Rezoning Applications in Vancouver

Here’s a great website regarding the seemingly arbitrary (actually, developer-driven) re-zoning of Vancouver by Gregor Robertson and his hearing-impaired* City Council: Cityhallwatch: Citizen Reviews of Major Rezoning Applications in Vancouver. It is increasingly apparent to the voting public that the … Continue reading

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Restrictions on citizens’ appeals of planning-department rulings

Along with the seriously flawed public consultation dance, the Board of Variance … it feels like the processes all favour developers – who really is in charge of planning for Vancouver? The proposed restrictions sound so reasonable. But, is there … Continue reading

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Mayor Robertson and Council Prove Their Anti-Green Agenda

They did it again. The current Mayor and City Council rezoned an entire neighbourhood – a neighbourhood known as a prime example of green living – in order to have it razed and replaced by high rises. Read all about … Continue reading

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Little House on the Lane

When Vancouver’s City Council and their real estate developer benefactors characterize a laneway house as “just a little house on the lane,” keep in mind that they are talking about a full-sized small house. When two or three are built … Continue reading

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Dunbar Residents’ Association LWH Questionnaire

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Not In Your Back Yard

Some of us who have been complaining about Vancouver’s placement of FIVE laneway houses in our lane have been called NIMBY’s (Not In My Back Yard) by uninformed critics.  We are not against the concept of laneway housing.  Most of … Continue reading

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