Newsletter – January 2021

Dear ADRA Members,

Heather Mersey
President

With a new year upon us, your ADRA directors have jumped right back into community involvement mode! On January 6th, a special meeting was held to discuss the Inglewood Campus of Care proposal: to identify positive points and major concerns. On January 13th, we held our first board meeting of the year with a very full agenda. The date for our Annual General meeting has been set for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 at 7 p.m. More details will follow.

Foremost on our minds is the 2021 District Budget process. Public consultation will commence at the end of January in the form of two information meetings and an online comment form.


As you may recall the initial increase proposed for 2020 was 6%, well beyond the inflation rate and not reflective of the economic and health crisis caused by COVID 19. . Through the combined efforts of ADRA, other community groups and residents, the increase was reduced to 2%. You can appreciate why your involvement is so important.


ADRA directors will be reviewing the budget material along with the revised Strategic Plan and reporting back to members. We urge you to register for one of these public (virtual) information sessions to gain your own perspective on proposed Municipal spending for 2021.

Thursday, January 28 from 6–7 p.m.
Friday, January 29 from 1–2 p.m.

FULL DETAILS ON REGISTRATION, ETC. ARE AVAILABLE AT the westvancouverite site:
REGISTER HERE: https://www.westvancouverite.ca/budget

An online comment form will also be available from Tuesday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 9.

The next ADRA newsletter will include details on:

ADRA AGM Wednesday, February 10 at 7 pm (via Zoom – passcode will be emailed on the day)

AND information on the following ongoing projects:-
* Navvy Jack Park
* Inglewood Campus of Care Update
* WV Community Stakeholder ‘Vision’ Survey
* ADRA Community Outreach

In the meantime, please consider renewing your ADRA membership for 2021.

The fee is $10.00 and includes a couple at the same e-mail address. You may send a cheque to:
ADRA
2336 Marine Dr.
West Vancouver V7V1K8

OR – See the website – and send a bank transfer to: rb866@telus.net

*If you have changed your residence or phone number please provide the current information.