On Nov. 18th the MVA Social Inclusion Campaign Action Team will be meeting with Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer, to ask her to take the next step in fulfilling Mayor Robertson’s commitment October 2014. That is:
- To make the process of permitting small, local events biased towards saying yes. And to keep the costs and other barriers to entry minimized.
Please come along to show your support for this important initiative.
MVA has been working with City Council and staff to analyze the current permit application process and regulations and requirements and make recommendations for a more streamlined, less onerous process.
The MVA proposal is aimed at getting permits issued more easily for small, local events. This would help, for example, St. Thomas and First Lutheran Churches hold a small folk music festival in a city park; or UNIFOR to have a gathering of grandparents and grandkids with outdoor activities; or HEU members to organize a family neighbourhood walk to raise awareness of the needs of their parents challenge
The benefits would be increased opportunities for people to get out into their communities to meet other people to build the bonds and bridges that are essential to health and well being of the individual and the city.
1155 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T4V5
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