Comment 38000

By SarahBanks (registered) - website | Posted February 13, 2010 at 21:52:56

Ryan! Thanks so much for writing this. I'm truly shocked that you've made two unsuccessful attempts to contact Save Our Waterfront. I'm on the Steering Committee. I'll check in with our Chair, Marianne Meed Ward and see if she received your messages.

I too wrote about Shape Burlington on my blog, just yesterday.

I do have to take issue with this statement of Mulkewich's, referring to Save Our Waterfront:

"However, this group would go back to basically no intensification in that precinct, which likely cannot happen."

This is simply not true. This is not NIMBYism at play. Our main goal was the establishment of a formalized citizens' advisory committee on the waterfront and we have just recently acheived this. The City is currently reviewing applications for local citizens to sit on this committee. There are a lot of forward-thinking, creative, visionary types in this city who have plenty of ideas that have not occurred to the current Council and many of these ideas most definitely include intensification. We know we're up against the Places To Grow legislation. We know there will need to be compromise at the end of the day. We know that some heritage buildings may need to be torn down. We just want the people of this city to play a much more significant role in how these decisions are made.

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