URGENT!! The Local Area Plan for the DTES is going to Council on March 12!
It’s the LAST CHANCE to tell City Hall to keep the DTES a low-income neighbourhood!
Create an Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Centre! End the housing crisis! Control business gentrification! End discrimination!
On Wed. March 12th, City Council hearings will begin for a plan that will set the future of the DTES for the next 30 years. The Local Area Plan will decide who will be able to afford to live in the neighbourhood and who will be pushed out. Here are three ways to tell City Council about YOUR plan for YOUR ‘hood:
1. Sun. March 9th: PAINT THE ‘HOOD! March & Paint-In
Come march through the DTES and paint your message to the City about the future of the DTES at a surprise location. Hot chocolate and snacks will be served. There will be paint and brushes for you to use.
Starting Time: 1 pm
Starting Point: Main & Hastings
End point: Surprise!
2. Wed. March 12th: BRING IT TO CITY HALL! Rally in the DTES and at City Hall
The Local Area Plan goes to City Council on March 12th. Come to a rally in the DTES and bring your message to City Hall. Bus tickets to and from City Hall will be given out for people who need them. Snacks will be served in the evening at City Hall. Be prepared to wait once we get to City Hall: It might be hours before our speakers get to the mic.
Starting Time – Rally in the DTES: 1:30 pm (Time to be confirmed after Council Agenda is set)
Starting Point: Main & Hastings
Rally at City Hall: 3 pm (Time to be confirmed after Council Agenda is set)
3. Wed. March 12th: SPEAK AT CITY HALL! Sign up to tell the City what you think about the Local Area Plan
You can tell City Council what you think about the Local Area Plan and what you want to see in a plan for the future of the DTES. Here’s how to sign up to speak:
Step 1. If you have email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell her you want to get a message when the speaker’s list opens (around March 5th). Follow the instructions she sends you.
Send your name, email and phone number to email@example.com and King-mong from CCAP will put you on the list.
Sign your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the CCAP office on the 2nd floor of the Carnegie Community Centre (Corner Main & Hastings).
Step 2. Write a 5-minute speech. The 5 minute speaking time is strictly enforced at City Council. If you need inspiration or help, come to our workshop.
Workshop: Speaking to City Council about the LAP
Date: Monday March 10
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Place: Classroom, 3rd floor of the Carnegie Community Centre
Snacks and coffee provided
Can’t make the workshop? Get in touch with CCAP to set a time for us to help you.
>> A call to non-low-income friends and allies! Can you contribute to our fund for food and travel expenses? Please contact Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org <<
To read the Low-Income Caucus position on the Local Area Plan: http://ccapvancouver.wordpress.com/category/city-planning/
To read the Local Area Plan: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/downtown-eastside-draft-local-area-plan.pdf
To get in touch:
King-mong Chan: email@example.com
Tamara Herman: firstname.lastname@example.org