Today West Coast provided comments on Metro Vancouver’s latest draft of a new Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), entitled Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future ( November 2009 draft). While West Coast supports the direction and goals of the new draft RGS and the range of strategies proposed, we have concerns that many of the actions and processes stipulated as the means to accomplish those goals reflect a lack of commitment to concerted, firm action by member municipalities. Our concern is that weak language in the Plan will mean the region will fail to achieve its goals. We recommend the region and municipalities revisit the stipulated actions and commit at the outset to a meaningful set of commitments that will give the region a chance at accomplishing the sustainable direction that is so needed.
Regional Growth Strategy; Metro Vancouver; Sustainabiltiy; Land Use Designations; Sustainable Economy; Transportation; Complete Communities;
West Coast Environmental Law