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Vancouver Launches a New Citywide Planning Process
"On Thursday [November 14], Mayor Kennedy Stewart and 10 councillors fanned out across the city to talk to various community groups, including seniors, high school students, businesses in Mount Pleasant, families in the River District, artists in Yaletown, and organizations like the Carnegie Community Centre in the Downtown Eastside and the Immigrant Services Society," reports Cheryl Chan.
The sweeping outreach effort was the first in the "consultations" planned by the city in the process of creating a new citywide plan. "Vancouver hasn’t had a citywide plan since 1928," according to Chan. "The plan, which starts off with a six-month listening phase, is expected to cost $18 million over three years."
The article focuses on the goals and dreams of the students participating in the outreach this week. For more on the goals and ambitions of the city in deciding to create new citywide plan, see coverage from the summer, when the Vancouver City Council approved the citywide planning process.