Comment 48273

By jason (registered) | Posted September 26, 2010 at 23:34:52

i guess we really should just scrap the rezoning deal entirely. makes sense. in place of that we can just have property owners hand out flyers and then let us know that everything is cool and that there are no problems.

Umm, believe it or not, this is exactly how the system works already. There have been several projects in my hood that city staff were recommending be denied (for no reason other than they were unique, new, groundbreaking etc....). The property owners handed out flyers, got community support, had people sign petitions and write letters in support of the projects and they were approved.

Granted, the big link in this process was Councillor McHattie working to see these projects move forward due to their positive impact in the neighbourhood. Without that critical support from the local councillor all the letters in the world won't make a difference - The Pearl is a perfect example. I can confidently say that if the Pearl Company was located in Ward 1, this situation would have been resolved many years ago.

Comment edited by jason on 2010-09-26 22:35:59

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