Southlands public hearing at Metro Vancouver May 1: Analysis of Metro staff report, and why this now becomes political

On CNV’s agenda for Apr 28 this item:
16. Proposed Amendment to the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy
Land Use Designation Map and the Urban Containment boundary by the
Corporation of Delta – File: 0400-60 MV-02

Report: Deputy Director, Community Development, April 22, 2014

RECOMMENDATION:

PURSUANT to the report of the Deputy Director, Community Development,
dated April 22, 2014, entitled, “Proposed Amendment to the Metro Vancouver
Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designation Map and the Urban
Containment Boundary by the Corporation of Delta”:

THAT the City of North Vancouver does not identify any direct impacts from the
proposed amendment and supports referral to regional public hearing.

.

MetroVanWatch

Google Earth Southlands in region earth view This is a supplementary analysis to our previous post, Regionwide issue: Development vs agriculture – Southlands (Delta/Tsawwassen) public hearing at Metro Vancouver May 1 .

We are now coming to a critical moment on this all-important case. Much has been said.  The final decision is to be made by elected officials. Politicians. With their votes on this development proposal, our mayors and councillors in the region will reveal where they stand.  Ultimately, this development and Public Hearing is a test of our politicians, of Metro Vancouver as a regional government, and of the Regional Growth Strategy. And this is an election year, with civic elections on November 15, 2014.

On one side are city council (i.e., individual politicians) of the Corporation of Delta and the developer (Century Industries Ltd.) supporting this development. In the middle, Metro Vancouver staff have pointed out the complexities (see below). On the opposite side is the strong opposition from a majority…

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