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COW Agenda Sept 7: Integrated transit mobility plan & presentations from staff/consultants

Sept 7, 1pm, Council Chambers

Standing committee and council meetings resume the week of Sept 5, with the Planning & Development Committee, at 1pm and 6:30, and Committee of the Whole – Workshop, Thursday Sept. 7 at 1pm.

On the COW agenda:

  • Integrated Transit Mobility Plan. There will be a presentation provided by staff followed by a presentation from consultants Jarrett Walker and Scudder Wagg, Jarrett Walker + Associates.

The format of this meeting is a workshop, therefore no delegations will be registered to speak. However, the public can attend and watch the discussion, in person at Council Chambers, or online via the live webcast.

Any staff directions arising from this meeting will go to City Council for final approval Sept. 11, 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. Residents can register to delegate on this item at council for up to five minutes. Advance registration is required: Register as a Delegation

Read the full agenda and related report here: Agenda Package – Committee of the Whole – Workshop_Sep07_2017

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I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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  1. Just spent about 45 minutes scanning – not reading in its entirety – the public input summaries on the Official Plan. It’s an illuminating document, if you want to know the mindset of developers in particular – but I wanted to say that anyone grumbling about overpaid politicians should look at this to get an inkling of the massive responsibility they face in preparing for these meetings and decisions. This daunting reading is just a fraction of what they must absorb every month. Hats off to you all.

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