Comment from Voices: Eyebrows were raised several times during the Council meeting and Public Hearing on October 24th.
Whether it was the violation of the public input rules by allowing two speakers to address matters which would be dealt with by the Public Hearing that night. Or some of the statements by members of Council – i.e. Councillor Back stating ‘professionals don’t want to live in old buildings’ or Councillor Buchanan stating that ‘it fits with the OCP’. It seems she missed the fact that the OCP projects an annual increase of 1.3% but growth for the last two years has been over 3%.
Or maybe it was the Mayor stating that he ‘happened to have a study’ that ‘the hottest job markets in Canada by numbers – the number one hottest job market in all of Canada is the City of North Vancouver’. Not true. We have been contacted by many people asking us to check – North Vancouver (City and District) is about 35 on the list. We wrote to the City more than 24 hours ago, and have not had the courtesy of a reply – here is our email with the facts:
Email addressed to Connie Rabold, Communications Director:
“This endorsement of the strength of our community’s employment opportunities confirms the City is an extremely desirable place to live and work”, says Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “Our ranking as the top job market in Canada is confirmation that employees and employers throughout our community are enjoying the benefits of an extremely vibrant and thriving job sector and business climate, as well as a desirable community in which to work.”
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