Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan and Councillor Suzanne Anton today announced their intention to support the revised "EcoDensity Charter and Initial Actions" next week at City Council. The report reflects input from Vancouver residents through an extensive two year public consultation program.
EcoDensity is a plan for high quality density that provides Vancouver with an opportunity to improve the environment and our region's quality of life. High quality density is:
Mayor Sullivan and Councillor Anton also launched the next phase of the EcoDensity consultation with a special on-line survey at www.samsullivan.ca regarding the implementation of the plan.
The EcoDensity Charter builds on Vancouver's reputation as an international leader in urban planning and sustainable development. Among other things it:
The report City Council will review next week includes a list of 17 action items. These include:
Mayor Sullivan has made a commitment to using technology as a tool to gather ideas from local residents on important local issues. Close to 5,000 people participated in surveys on addressing homelessness and completing the rapid transit line from Commercial Drive to UBC.
The on-line EcoDensity survey will help guide our efforts to implement the plan if it is approved by Council this month. The survey will include:
To complete the survey and access the Facebook contact www.samsullivan.ca. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2008. Results will be posted shortly after.