Tomorrow, on Friday January 28th, the fourth and final reading of the South Campbell Heights development plan comes before the Metro Vancouver board of directors. This huge development is outside the Urban Containment Boundary (UCB) which is meant to reduce sprawl, it sits above an aquifer in an ecologically sensitive area, and consultation with First Nations has been characterized as "last minute." The group working on this campaign have produced an excellent video on why this project should be opposed.
We are calling on our supporters to email all the directors from across Metro Vancouver who will be voting on this plan and to Tweet your concerns to them (see below for sample Tweets and below that for Twitter handles).
Tweet at #MetroVan Directors
You can find a list of directors below as well as their Twitter handles. Please Tweet at them today and tomorrow (Thursday January 27th and Friday January 28th)! If we can fill their email inboxes and their mentions on Twitter, hopefully they will realize the region is watching and we are committed to taking the climate crisis and the environment seriously.
Directors opposed to the plan (which is good) are listed in Green while those in favor of the plan (which is bad) are listed in Red. Please respectfully make your voice heard to those directors wanting to allow this sprawl while also showing some love to those directors who are in opposition.
Example Tweet to those in favor:
I'm calling on @kennedystewart, @LisaDominato, @MelissaDeGenova, and @councillorwiebe to change their vote at #MetroVan tomorrow. We can't rush #Reconcilliation, we can't build sprawl in a #Climate Emergency @force_4_nature
Example Tweet to those opposed:
Happy to see #ClimateLeadership from @AdrianeCarr, @christineeboyle, and @CllrHardwick! If only the other Vancouver directors made climate and reconciliation a priority! @Force_4_nature #VanPoli
Please feel free to tag us at @Force_4_Nature and we will retweet you!
Adriane Carr @AdrianeCarr
Christine Boyle @christineeboyle
Colleen Hardwick @CllrHardwick
Lisa Dominato @LisaDominato
Melissa De Genova @MelissaDeGenova
Michael Wiebe @councillorwiebe
Kennedy Stewart @kennedystewart *
*Kennedy Stewart did not attend and an alternate went in his place. We don't know how he will vote.
Doug Elford @delford
Doug McCallum @safesurrey2018
Linda Annis @LindaAnnisBC
Mandeep Nagra @nagra_m
Darryl Walker [email protected]
Jack Froese @MayorFroese
Kim Richter @KimAnneRichter
Mike Morden @michaelmorden
Dylan Kruger @dylankrugerbc
George Harvie @Harvie4Delta
Harold Steves @Harold_Steves
Malcolm Brodie @malcolmbrodie
Pietro Calendino @burnabypietro
Sav Dhaliwal @BurnabySav
Jonathan Coté @jonathanxcote
Richard Stewart @MayorStewart
Brad West @BradWestPoCo
John McEwen @Mcewen4Anmore
Jamie Ross @JamieRoss7
City of North Vancouver
Linda Buchanan @LindaCBuchanan
District of North Vancouver
Lisa Muri @lisamuri_nv
Mary-Ann Booth @maryannbooth
Electoral Area A
Jen McCutcheon @Jcmcc2
We just need to flip a few of these people - four to six as it is a weighted vote - and we can end this ill-concieved industrial sprawl.
I hope to see you all out there on Twitter, making our voices heard.