Burnaby – affordable housing preservation and a splendid letter

Action in Burnaby re preserving affordable rental housing and a splendid letter from a resident, particularly number 5.

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6380 and 6420 Silver Avenue, Burnaby, public hearing 23-June-2015 6380 and 6420 Silver Avenue, Burnaby, public hearing 23-June-2015

Grassroots action has been escalating in an attempt to preserve affordable rental housing in Burnaby and save buildings from demolition for construction of expensive condo towers.

We have obtained a copy of a letter from Burnaby resident Helen Ward to Burnaby City Council for a public hearing tonight, Wednesday, June 23, 2015. Ms. Ward outlines many concerns regarding the rezoning. We publish the letter here, with permission. The agenda for the public hearing is at this link. Related coverage from the past: Burnaby’s Metrotown area grows up. by Charlie Smith, The Straight, 28-Sept-2011)

Dear Mayor Corrigan and Council (June 23, 2015)

This is to inform you that I strongly oppose the rezoning of 6380 and 6420 Silver Avenue.

Reasons include:

1. Legality of rezoning proposal and process in question:
The Metrotown Community Plan which is to be followed unless…

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