29 November 2009

Tell Vancouver City Council NOT to cut our parks, our trees, our services!


Thursday, 03 December 2009


18:00 - 21:00


Vancouver City Hall, 12th and Cambie


Public Hearing/Press Conference

- closing the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
- slashing Vancouver's tree program so severely that the city will be 400 trees 'less green' by 2011.
- reduced operating hours at our Vancouver Library branches, and cutting back on staffing and collections.
- across the board service reductions in community centres, fitness centres, pools and rinks.
- slashing 55 parks board staff positions, many in front-line service positions at our community centres.
- reduced garbage pick-up and street cleaning.

Did we vote for this?

Is this helping make Vancouver a better, greener, city?

Let's tell them they're on the wrong track. Join this event. If you can, come to the press conference. Speak at the public hearing and have your concerns heard.

Want to speak at the public hearing? Register by 5 pm on Thursday, December 3 or at the door before the meeting between 7 and 7:30 pm. To register to speak, call the city at 604.871.6399 or e-mail teresita.burke@vancouver.ca

More details will be posted here closer to the day.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Stuart - I watched the coverage of the public meeting on the budget deliberations, and greatly enjoyed your submission to Council. Thank you for standing up for the services that are dear to our hearts. Most residents have indicated to Council they are willing to pay higher taxes to protect services - I hope Council follows that direction.
    Your response to Councillor Louie when he aggressively challenged you on the way in which you would direct an additional $100,000 was both brilliant and priceless. Touche!