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Help! City Council to sell out our natural heritage on Wednesday
A message from our friends at Save Our Skyline YVR
The City of Vancouver voted for Beedie’s 105 Keefer to erase Chinatown’s cultural heritage.
This Wed, Oct 4th morning, Mayor and Council want to eliminate Vancouver’s natural heritage — our priceless public mountain views that are currently free for everyone to enjoy. They want to privatize this public amenity and cover it with multi-million dollar condos.
Our friends at Save Our Skyline YVR need your help ASAP:
Vancouver’s public views are under threat again.
This time, ABC Councillor Peter Meiszner is putting forward a motion to City Council this Wed, Oct 4th to eliminate Vancouver’s public mountain views.
In his motion, Councillor Meiszner is directing city staff to conduct a review aimed at eliminating public views to unlock “immediate short term” housing and job space. This is concerning, especially considering that real estate developers already have the option of density transfers if their projects are impacted by view cones.
And all view cones are up from grabs.
This will privatize Vancouver’s mountain views, a priceless public amenity, so that only the very wealthy will have access to them.
The last time our public mountain views were under threat, you helped push back city council successfully.
We need to do it again.
Few cities in the world are blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and water that Vancouver enjoys. In an increasingly unaffordable city, it's essential to safeguard our public commons for all. We cannot allow the Mayor and Council to sell out our public mountain views.
Take these actions before the City Council vote on Wed, Oct 4th morning:
Email City Council: Tell them to scrap this motion. Personalize your email for impact.
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Sign Up to Speak: Register to speak at the Mayor and Council meeting this Tues, Oct 3 morning (by phone or in person) for agenda item A4.
Join Mailing List & Rally Support: Join the Save Our Skyline YVR email list and invite other too to help protect Vancouver's public views and natural heritage.
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Dear Mayor and Council,
Protect Vancouver's public mountain views for the public.
Cancel the motion to "Modernizing the City’s View Protection Guidelines to Unlock New Housing and Economic Opportunities".
I will remember to not vote for you if you vote for this motion to eliminate and privatize Vancouver's public mountain views.