Let council know you want to see forward movement on Commercial Drive
Now that it’s been a couple of months since the Grandview Woodland Citizen’s Assembly report was released, we recommend writing Mayor and Council a personal letter letting them know that you want to see city staff move forward on the work necessary so that Commercial Drive better suits the diverse needs of its community in the short term.
Without action from Council directing staff to begin the consultation and design work concurrent with other work on the Grandview Woodland Community Plan, it could be many years before anything happens.
The City of Vancouver has a great starting point with the SFE Commercial Drive proposal but they still have design and consultation work to do in order to ensure the best options are chosen. Doing this work concurrently with the finalization of the Community Plan will help Commercial Drive’s much needed updates happen soon after the Grandview Woodland Community Plan is finalized.
Honest letters to our elected leaders can go a long way. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet write each councillor individually.