North Van City Voices is a relatively new and growing group in the City, formed earlier this year when a group of residents got together to discuss concerns about the increasing push for density evident in the City Shaping process. From their statement on their website:
Our vision is a livable community in which the needs and desires of CNV residents have a greater influence in development decisions than the interests of those who profit from ever-increasing densification.
Concerns are evolving into a goal to ensure good governance in the City. They welcome new members, more information on their website: http://nvcityvoices.
Members have an immediate concern about the process around the public hearing on November 19th for the Onni project at 13th and Lonsdale, which comes back to Council tomorrow, December 3rd, with a motion by the Mayor to reconsider a vote on November 26th for a second public hearing. There were at least 20 people signed up to speak on November 19th who were not able to speak - mostly because the hearing lasted six hours and many people were unable to stay until their name was called. The meeting was concluded, but should have been adjourned to ensure everyone who wanted to speak was able to. It seems at this point that Councillor Bell is to change his vote for a second public hearing. More information is available on the website.