It’s just over six months since our ABC councillors, commissioners and trustees started governing Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver School Board.
We are pleased to share highlights, below, on the progress our elected officials have contributed in a very short time, to make Vancouver a better city. There is still a lot to do. ABC Vancouver is working hard to help and support the ABC team in office. Thanks to our collective efforts, and your continued support, positive change is happening in Vancouver!
Please find this most recent Q&A and news story with Mike Howell from Vancouver is Awesome Q&A: Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim reflects on first six months in office “We’re doing what we said we were going to do.”
Highlights from news stories on ABC’s first six months in office:
- Number of reported assaults, fires, and overdoses drop following Hastings decampment
- Vancouver mayor strikes task force to go over budget with ‘fine-toothed comb’
- Vancouver City Council rejects policy of slowing the pace of new housing in the Broadway Plan
- Vancouver City Council to look into reactivating public water fountains
- Vancouver council votes to scrap proposed separated Broadway bike lane
- Equity Lens Review of City By-laws to Ensure Equity is at the Forefront
- Vancouver bear spray sales to be regulated amid ‘public safety concerns’
- Vancouver pilot program offers tax relief to small, community-based businesses
- Vancouver gives the green light for massive comedy fest in Stanley Park
- The fight to save Vancouver’s little 1912 schoolhouse is a success
- Vancouver passes motion to allow wine on shelves in grocery stores
- Vancouver City Council to consider allowing more events to be held at informal venue spaces like warehouses
- Financial Literacy courses now available through CPA for VSB students
- ‘Spidey’ public artwork is allowed to stay for six months, local politician says
- City of Vancouver pivoting to fixed-rate community amenity contributions for low- and mid-rise residential projects
- Vancouver city council is set to consider slashing some street parking fees as it works to revitalize the city’s beleaguered historic ChinatownIn addition, we are out and about engaging with the public at many community events. Below are photos from our participation at the Khalsa Diwan Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Do you have a community event you would like the ABC elected team to attend? Please let us know…
ABC Vancouver raises funds for operating expenses, including research and administration to assist our majority on city council, park board and school board, and saving for the next election, but we can’t do it without your help. Donating to ABC is an investment in good governance for Vancouver.
Thank you for your support!
Chair, ABC Vancouver