Ramping Up The Wattage On The Community Plan

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The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan is heating up. There’s a call from GWAC for a moratorium on spot rezoning in the final community planning document.

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A week ago, I wrote about the new Board at GWAC, and praised its apparent re-recognition of activist community issues. I am delighted, therefore, to see such a speedy and thoroughly consistent response to the Motion passed at the meeting.  Director Jim Fraser’s letter, as forwarded by GWAC, is as follows:

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April 17, 2015

Dr. Rachel Magnusson
Chair, Citizens’ Assembly on the
Grandview-Woodland Community Plan

Submitted via e-mail

Subject:           Grandview-Woodland Area Council Recommends a 10-year Moratorium on Spot Rezoning

Dear Dr. Magnusson,

At the monthly meeting of the Grandview-Woodland Area Council on Monday, April 13, GWAC unanimously passed a motion recommending a moratorium on spot rezoning in Grandview-Woodland for 10 years.

During the discussion of the motion, speakers noted that in other neighbourhoods, such as Mount Pleasant, spot rezoning has been used by the city to circumvent local area plans and introduce development projects very different than…

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