Dear City: The Unseen are Easily Ignored.

Dear Mayor and Council,

[This letter and information was sent to City Council on November 26th in time for the Organizational Meeting on December 2 at 2PM – Council Chambers where I am told the final decision will be made. You can send your feedback to the city through: citypa@portalberni.ca]

I see in last night’s agenda and in the newspaper today that you are considering making the change from 7:00PM regular meetings to 2:00PM permanent.

I must strongly object to this direction. Please consider the information below before you make your decision.

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To the Editor: Cannabis facility latest reason why the City of Port Alberni should include the entire Alberni Valley.

Dear Editor, (not published)

Two facts: First, pretty much everyone reading this will have “Port Alberni” at the end of their mailing address, and second, the most difficult issues communities face are often about how and where to use land.

We saw a few weeks back at the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) board, a new cannabis production facility proposed in the Sproat Lake area. District directors struggled to hear from residents and stakeholders and quickly make changes to bylaws.

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Derelick building decisions don’t need to be in-camera – Live Tweeting from Justin McLeRoy on DTES buildings

I’ve been following what has been happening in Vancouver where two former hotels, now derelict, have been proposed as being bought by the City for $1.

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