Mayor Vrbanovic wants to ensure residents are informed and engaged in city development processes. After a lengthy discussion in Council Chambers this past Monday about what this might look like and what it could achieve, Council supported the motion 9-2. Given the vast amount of development happening in the city, much of it around LRT stations, it’s encouraging to see Council attempting to make this process more accessible to residents.
As a neighbourhood association member, I’ve seen the benefits of effective communication with neighbourhoods. As a Councillor, I would advocate for increased engagement between neighbours, developers, and city planners as new developments continue to bring change to the city and its neighbourhoods.