Monthly Archives: April 2015

Truthiness and public records — do public records matter?

Before the OCP public hearing minutes (from March 24, 2015) were adopted, I expressed concerns to council about the content, accuracy and context of the draft minute attributed to me on behalf of the Moody Centre Community Association, and requested … Continue reading

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Community update — Upcoming events, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, tree bylaw

Community update — Upcoming events, Flavelle Oceanfront Development, tree bylaw Port Moody Council Meeting — April 28, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm. First up, two public hearings: Heritage designation bylaw (Belcarra South Cottages) Mega Homes — Proposed Zoning Bylaw Text … Continue reading

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Community planning: Happy cities = sense of community (1); land assembly trend (2)

Following are excerpts from two recent Vancouver Sun articles. You can click on the links for the full stories. The first one suggests the happiest cities are connected with a sense of community, and tend to be smaller. The second … Continue reading

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Port Moody Council Meeting — April 14, 2015

A few items on council’s upcoming agenda … (for link to full agenda, click here). Evergreen Line update presentation May be of particular interest given recent problems (e.g., sinkholes, traffic) Ioco lands (recent sale of 232 acres in Port Moody … Continue reading

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Sinkholes along Evergreen Skytrain route through Port Moody

Despite extra precautions following earlier sinkholes that appeared in October 2014 and January 2015 when the tunnel boring machine was undergoing maintenance, on Thursday, April 9, 2015, a third sinkhole appeared along the Evergreen Line Skytrain route under Clarke Street.  Crews … Continue reading

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Urban planning for people — a thoughtful commentary

Urban planning for people, something to think about … Opinion: Let’s plan for people, not profit Misleading: Figures city uses to justify increased residential zoning don’t stand up to scrutiny By Elizabeth Murphy, private-sector project manager and former property development … Continue reading

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Queen’s Street in bloom, MCCA volunteers

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