CBC: MLA frustrated local residents aren’t getting more input

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July 29, 2015 | CBC News

“Community groups and residents, who are concerned about the sale of the Jericho Lands, aren’t having much input into how the coveted land parcel will be be distributed, claims an NDP MLA.

David Eby says Amrik Virk, the minister responsible for the land sale, confirmed in a recent letter that the province won’t consult interested residents and stakeholders before it disposes of the land.

Eby, who is the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, where the land sits, said he’d love to see affordable housing on the site, which is one of the most valuable parcels of land in the province. Others are keen to have their say too. About 200 community members have been asking for input, he said.”

Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jericho-lands-sale-prompts-calls-for-more-public-consultation-1.3171616