Civic activist Jean Swanson is circulating the following message, and interesting counterpoint to this week’s media blitz (like this release) by the City’s large corporate communications department about huge projected achievements in creating affordable housing.
Make Gregor keep his promise! Come to a Gregor Roast!
What: BBQ & Speeches
Where: 58 W Hastings
When: August 2, Wednesday at 1 pm
Background: One year ago today on August 2nd, Mayor Gregor Robertson promised that 58 W. Hastings would be rezoned for 100% welfare/pension rate community controlled housing by June, 2017. It’s almost August. Our Homes Can’t Wait has been working diligently with the city to get our community vision for 100% welfare/pension rate community controlled housing, but so far there is no rezoning and the City plan is for only half the housing at 58 W. Hastings to be at welfare/pension rate, and for it to be controlled by the Chinatown Foundation.
Let’s make Gregor keep his promise! Come and speak out for housing in our DTES community that low income people can afford. BBQ and speeches. Starts at 1 pm, Wed., Aug. 2nd. Keep your promise Gregor!!