At the Park Board’s Services and Budget Committee meeting on July 20, staff reviewed two proposals to retain the Bloedel Conservatory.  One from LMTP Inc. and the other from Friends of the Bloedel (FOTB) and the Van Dusen Gardens Society (VDGS).  Both have plusses and minuses but at the end of the day, the committee […]

NPA Park Commissioner Ian Robertson says critical summer programs for children are being cut while homeless chickens are looked after Vancouver, BC – Park Commissioner Ian Robertson is questioning Vision Vancouver’s priorities as summer programs affecting hundreds of families across the city are cut. Full-time summer programs at parks such as Burrardview Park are being […]

As some of you may know the Park Board is in the process of recruiting a new General Manager to replace Susan Mundick who chose to take early retirement after 11 successful years.  What you probably don’t know is the job description approved by a majority of Park Board Commissioners now has the General Manager […]

On Nov 25 my four Vision Vancouver Park Commissioner colleagues voted to accept the reduction of $2.8 million to the park board’s budget.  Myself along with Commissioners Stuart Mackinnon and Loretta Woodcock voted against the cuts.  I did not support the motion as the park board is being unfairly targeted – the park board is being asked to cut its budget […]

GEORGIA STRAIGHT COLUMNIST CHARLIE SMITH SPECULATES OF AN IAN ROBERTSON RUN FOR MAYOR 2011 The ongoing dissatisfaction with Vision Vancouver’s radical policies and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s uneven and at times arrogant positions have citizens and journalists alike speculating on who might replace Gregor Robertson in 2011. Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight writes, “Ian Robertson […]