The FCRA is a founding member of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods, a 24 member coalition of community organizations across the city. The Coalition’s Town Hall meeting featured 11 Candidates, including mayoralty candidates Bob Kasting, Independent, Kirk LaPointe, NPA, and Meena Wong, COPE.
The Coalition has developed a set of Principles and Goals to guide community planning. All parties, with the exception of Visio Vancouver, have endorsed these principles which reenforce the basic concepts of CityPlan that the neighbourhood is the basic building block for urban growth and development. The Principles & Goals stress Collaborative Planning, which includes such tools as a Household Survey of 100% of residents, to ensure all voices are heard in the planning process. This resulted in one reporter writing: ” Applause loudest for Vision rivals”
More complete coverage of the Town Hall can be found at: coalition van.org