Metro committee Sept 5 (Fri): Surrey, New West, North Van (updated)Regional Growth Strategy, etc.

Related to this Metro Regional Planning meeting, this query has been sent to Metro on our behalf:  we’ll post the response when received.

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From: CityHallWatch (MetroVanWatch)
Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Query about Metro Vancouver RPC Sept 5 and process for North Vancouver RCS
To: Heather McNell

Dear Heather McNell (Metro Vancouver) and K Graham (North Vancouver),

We have noticed the North Vancouver regional context statement on the agenda for September 5 Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Committee.
Actually, North Vancouver has a public hearing September 29 on this topic. Pls see text below.
Could you help us understand the relationship and processes between Metro Vancouver and North Vancouver? Is the Regional Planning Committee being asked to accept the RCS on September 5, and would that then be sent to the Board for acceptance on September 18? If so, how does that correspond to the process between North Van City Hall and its own citizens? How can Metro Vancouver accept the RCS before the people of North Vancouver have had a chance to address their own elected officials in a Public Hearing?
Randy Helten
First Reading & Public Hearing: 2014 Official Community Plan Bylaw
On July 21, 2014, the 2014 OCP Bylaw received First Reading from Council who referred it, with a Regional Context Statement, to a Public Hearing on September 29, 2014. The Bylaw was also referred to neighbouring jurisdictions and provincial and federal agencies. Written submissions can be directed to the City Clerk at or mailed to City Hall. There will also be an opportunity to be heard in person at the hearing.


Metro Vancouver BoardAn important meeting of the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee will be held at Metro Vancouver headquarters on Friday, September 5, 2014. Below is a copy of the agenda. Download the whole agenda with related documents from the official website in PDF here (warning – 34 MB in size). Anyone affected, we encourage you to read the documents and even observe the meeting.

Several items of regional and local importance are include. Some that caught our attention at MetroVanWatch include:

  • 5.1 City of Surrey – Central Newton. Request to amend the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy.
  • 5.2 Consideration of the City of Surrey’s Regional Context Statement
  • 5.3 Consideration of the City of New Westminster’s Regional Context Statement
  • 5.4 Consideration of the City of North Vancouver’s Regional Context Statement
  • 5.6 Provincial Consultation on Potential Changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act
  • 5.8 Manager’s Report – General Manager, Planning, Policy and Environment Department
  • 6.1…

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