Representatives from Chinatown organizations heard Brian Jackson, the City’s General Manager of Planning and Development urge them to support removing the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts – in Cantonese, Mandarin and English!!
Along with Mr. Jackson, there was a full complement of city staff including Wendy Au from the City Manager’s office, Kevin McNaney, Assistant Director of Planning, and Jerry Dobrovolny, Director of Transportation. City Councillors present included Kerry Jang, Geoff Meggs, Tony Tang, and Raymond Louis.
Chinatown organizations were enthusiastic about opportunities for bringing new people and prosperity to the community. Henry Tom, representing the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee is a member of our Coalition of Communities. He, along with others, urged the City “not to forget Chinatown” and to engage with the community in planning processes.
Parks, density, and traffic continue to be emerging themes in the discussion. Hope we have a good turnout of residents at Wednesday’s Council meeting.
2 pm at City Hall. Be there!