NSV today wrote to Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council with comments on the just-released interim report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability.
The letter begins by saying, “The public has had just over twenty-four hours to review the Interim Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability. In this short time, Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver (NSV) has done a quick review of the document. We strongly urge City Council on June 27 to receive the report for information only and not for approval of any of the recommendations until a public consultation process has been completed and changes made to the report to reflect the results of the consultation, with demonstrated public support….While the intention of making housing more affordable in Vancouver is laudable, and some of the Task Force recommendations worthy of consideration, NSV is concerned about many aspects of the interim report and the current process. The implications of this report are enormous for the City’s future.” Download full letter (updated): NSV – Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability-June 27-2012-V4