Letters to the Province: What's behind the 'radical' transfer to abolish Vancouver's park board?

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Am I for or in opposition to the proposed abolition of the Vancouver park board? I don’t know. How would I do know; I first heard of it was possibly every week in the past.

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This proposal got here out of nowhere. Within the final election, ABC didn’t point out this of their platform, there was no discover that this was into account, a lot much less any hearings, public conferences, debate or any course of in any respect. (Mayor) Ken Sim has determined that is finest for Vancouver whereas offering no enterprise case no matter.

That is ham-handed, top-down clumsy politics at its worst, and one wonders, why? What’s behind this radical transfer?

I hope you pursue this story a lot additional.

Richard B. Rickard 

I’m vehemently against the abolition of elected officers with out the citizens being given the chance to resolve, on the poll field, based mostly on an in depth case for help of the proposed abolition.

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Mayor Sim, I do know you had been attempting to do the perfect for our beloved metropolis. You speak about aiming to have first-class parks. I want to see a first-class method to the proposed important change in governance.

Your supporters obtained an e-mail from you asking individuals to belief you. How can we belief you if you acknowledged, previous to the election, you wouldn’t eradicate the elected parks board commissioners? Because the election, you have got modified your thoughts.

You’ve gotten a majority place on the parks board and, between now and the following election, I encourage you to have your colleagues work on all of the modifications you want to see made to the parks system.

Come the following election, please give us the chance to resolve if we need to abolish elected parks board commissioners.

Elizabeth Kerklaan, Vancouver

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