City seeks community input on building a ‘Stronger Vancouver’

The Stronger Vancouver initiative is a package of projects and programs aimed at improving safety, livability and access to good jobs within the city over the next decade

VANCOUVER — Vancouver City Council is seeking public input about the city’s Stronger Vancouver initiative at three community open houses Aug. 21, 22 and 27. Input is also being accepted online until Sept. 15 at www.beheardvancouver.org.

The Stronger Vancouver initiative is a package of projects and programs aimed at improving safety, livability and access to good jobs within the city over the next decade. It was developed by an executive sponsors council that was formed by the city of Vancouver in May 2017.  

The package includes more than 35 capital improvement projects, from developing public spaces, parks and commercial areas to improving emergency preparedness and traffic safety within the city. It also includes new or expanded programs related to homelessness, culture, arts and heritage, strong neighborhoods, community policing and access to recreation.

At the open houses and online, city council is seeking to learn which projects and programs are most important to residents.

Community Open House Schedule

Wed., Aug. 21

4-7 p.m.

Red Cross building at Fort Vancouver

605 Barnes St.

Thu., Aug. 22

4-7 p.m.

Firstenburg Community Center

700 N.E. 136th Ave.

Tue., Aug. 27

4-7 p.m.

Water Resources Education Center

4600 S.E. Columbia Way

There will be a short presentation at 4:30 and 6 p.m. at each of the open houses. Attendees will be able to learn more about the proposed projects and programs, speak to Vancouver City Council members and city staff, and provide important feedback on the proposal. Refreshments and childcare will be available.

Questions or accommodation requests can be sent to Communications Specialist Sophie Banner at Sophie.Banner@cityofvancouver.us or (360) 487-8631.

More information about A Stronger Vancouver is available online at www.strongervancouver.us.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

We'd love to hear your comments!

About The Author

Related posts