Council approves 311 system to improve service to citizens

New decision on operational costs will mean savings for taxpayers Mayor Sam Sullivan today congratulated Council for moving forward on the implementation of a 311 system and consolidated citizen service centre for Vancouver. 311 will provide a single phone number for non-emergency municipal services and information, and will be available 24 hours a day, seven …

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Announcing Project Civil City

When I was elected as your Mayor, I asked the question: “What kind of city do you want the world to find in 2010?” In the months since, I have spoken with hundreds of citizens, community leaders, businesses, non-profit organizations and senior government officials about some of the challenges we are facing in Vancouver. It …

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Project Civil City: Letter from Mayor Sullivan

Dear Citizens of Vancouver, As your Mayor, I am pleased to present you with a framework for action to address the issue of public disorder in the City of Vancouver. I am bringing forward a proposal to City Council which sets out ambitious targets, describes our most pressing challenges, and introduces a number of potential …

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Put housing on the ballot in 2008

Sullivan proposes new regional solutions to GVRD Mayors Mayor Sam Sullivan is calling on Mayors in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) to put the issue of municipal funding for social housing on the ballot in the next civic election in 2008. “If we are going to find long-term solutions to the housing crisis facing …

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BACKGROUNDER: Mayor’s Survey on Public Disorder

City of Vancouver, Office of the Mayor November 2006 SUMMARY OF RESULTS On September 22, 2006, Mayor Sam Sullivan launched a survey about public disorder in the City of Vancouver, posted on his website www.samsullivan.ca. In just a matter of days, hundreds of Vancouver citizens had logged on to provide their views on issues such …

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Council moves forward on actions to combat homelessness

Mayor hosts roundtable meeting with service providers Mayor Sam Sullivan has commended yesterday’s decision of City Council to proceed with immediate actions to encourage new social housing development, increase the number of emergency shelter beds for the homeless in Vancouver, and invest in the creation of 44 new social housing units in the former Pennsylvania …

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