For those North Van residents who were present at CNV public hearings for Onni or Harbourside, this will be very familiar.
More public awareness and scrutiny is often needed to understand who is supporting a rezoning at a public hearing. How often do the people who make written or oral submissions to City Council in support a rezoning have undeclared direct or indirect pecuniary interests in a project being approved? Quite often, perhaps.
As one current example, it has been brought to our attention that persons with a direct connection with Concord Pacific comprise the majority of the people who wrote City Council so far in support (see PDF) of the Marine Gardens (455 Southwest Marine Drive) rezoning Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 24. Eleven of the 20 support letters are from employees working for Prompton Real Estate Services (www.prompton.com), which is an agent for…
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