Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers Association

ADRA

The Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association (ADRA), a legally constituted society run entirely by volunteers. We strive to inform and involve our members so they may better influence important issues in their community.

Our enviable quality of life is something we wish to maintain, enhance and share.

 

1.  IMPORTANT DATES

 October 9
All Candidates for West Vancouver Mayor
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Activity Room,
West Vancouver Seniors Centre
695 21st Street, West Vancouver, B.C.
Priority seating to ADRA members.
Membership applications and renewals can be found at   http://adrawestvan.ca/contact-us

 ADVANCE POLL OPPORTUNITIES:  Municipal Hall

Tuesday, October 9

Wednesday, October 10

Thursday, October 11

Friday, October 12

Sunday, October 14

Monday, October 15

 

2.  PHASE 2 SURVEY FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON MOBILITY PRICING:

https://its-time-en-2.ethelo.net/projects/5a4bd68169702d52ad370000/vote/project-user/background?utm_source=its-time&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=engagement&utm_term=press-release

 

3.  NEW NORTH SHORE NEWSPAPER

A new newspaper, providing alternative political content is now being published on the North Shore.  The Global Canadian is a free publication available in newspaper boxes, coffee shops as well as the Library and Seniors Centre. The January 15-31 edition included many interesting points of view from many different North Shore groups including the one below by by ADRA president Scenery Slater.  We invite you use the  “share” and “like” buttons included in the below link.

https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/quality-life-vision-ambleside-dundarave-ratepayers-association/

4.  ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Don’t Zone Out – Vote  (Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2018, p. A10)
-discusses the shift from livability to growth

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-voters-need-to-think-about-the-city-they-want-before-they-vote link)

 

The Ups and Downs of Highrise Living (Vancouver Sun, October 6, 2018  p. A9-10)
-discusses pros and cons of highrise living for various demographics

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/douglas-todd-the-ups-and-downs-of-highrise-living

 

North Shore needs LRT now (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p A1) 
-discusses transportation issues on the North Shore

https://www.nsnews.com/news/north-shore-needs-rapid-transit-now-sfu-expert-1.23453112

 

Council Candidates Debate West Van’s Future (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p. A5)
-reports on All Candidate Meeting for Council on Oct. 3

https://www.nsnews.com/news/council-candidates-debate-west-vancouver-s-future-1.23453393

 

West Van Considers Building Subsidized Housing for Workforce (Vancouver Province,Oct. 3, 2018 website )    -discusses provision of housing for local civil servants

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/west-vancouver-considers-building-subsidized-workforce-housing/wcm/ced3ffc2-80aa-4920-8834-62b2ac8f8deb

 

How Taxes Compare Across Metro (Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2018, P. 10)
-compares property taxes in Metro

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/how-do-your-taxes-and-user-fees-compare-to-neighbouring-cities-and-how-much-more-are-you-paying-since-the-last-election

 

Daphne Bramham:  As Small Businesses Struggle, Sim Fears For Heart, Soul of CIty  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018, p. A3)
-how density and zoning affect small business 

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-ken-sim-on-cambie-street-and-the-need-to-preserve-local-businesses

 

Duplex zoning is just one way city is Making Room  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018 p. A11)  -discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

Gil Kelley: Duplex zoning is just the start of city-wide planning process

 

Duplexes may not Improve Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  September 22, 2018 p. A-14)
-discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/allowing-duplexes-will-increase-land-values-at-least-a-little      

 

Fixing Affordability:  Mayoral Candidates in Burnaby, Vancouver and on the North Shore have plenty of ideas (Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2018 P. A-12-13)
-discusses solutions to  housing affordability

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/housing-affordability-feature

 

Livability Must Not be Forgotten in the Civic Debates About Housing (Vancouver Sun, September 19, 2018 p. A1-A2)    -discusses housing affordability and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-its-time-to-start-asking-tough-questions-of-civic-candidates

 

Growth and Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  Sept 15, 2018, p. B2)

-discusses the disconnect between growth and affordability.  

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-citys-high-housing-growth-rate-making-homes-less-affordable

 

Vancouver City Hall is slamming through destructive new zoning without giving citizens a say  Vancouver Sun, September 14, 2018
-relationship between zoning, density, transportation and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-city-hall-is-slamming-through-destructive-new-zoning-without-giving-citizens-a-say

 

Rebellion in the Neighbouhood  (Global Canadian Feb 19, 2018)
-discusses growth in West Vancouver

https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/2138-2/

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