Think City Minute Archive
Jane's Walk is coming to a neighbourhood near you. Soon. This year, on May 2 and 3, Think City, with the support of the CBC and the Georgia Straight, will once again host the Vancouver leg of this growing North American event.
On March 16, the four civic parties that successfully elected candidates in the 2008 Vancouver municipal election will disclose their campaign finances to the city clerk's office.
Despite their past opposition to tax shifting, the governing Coalition of Progressive Electors and Vision Vancouver majority is expected to follow through on Mayor Gregor Robertson's election promise to continue the Non-Partisan Association's (NPA) 2008 tax shift plan.
Mayor Gregor Robertson campaigned on a pledge to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world. But if he wants to make progress towards this lofty goal, he may want to begin by expanding Vancouver's recycling program. In particular, he should look at Toronto's Green Bin program as a model we should recycle for ourselves.
Over the past year and a half, we have brought people together to discuss their public policy ideas and priorities for the City of Vancouver.
Dream Vancouver has hosted and listened to:
After a year of uphill battles with school communities and the fallout from poorly delivered top down public policy, the Vancouver School Board (VSB) has begun to redesign their public process.
With the public's attention focused on the massive civic bailout of the Millennium Water Olympic Village project, this year's city budget will attract increased public interest and media scrutiny.
For the third consecutive year, Think City will conduct its annual Citizen Budget survey on the budget priorities of Vancouver residents.
For the past few years, Christine Ackermann has heard heart-wrenching stories in the news about tenants facing eviction in our city.
No matter which party holds a majority on Vancouver city council after the Nov. 15 election, the public has been promised substantive actions on affordable housing, transportation and citizen engagement by all three sitting civic parties.