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Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee
The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Spencer Herbert,
WHEREAS in the last two years the Park Board has seen the planned elimination of green space for increased building footprints in Burrardview, China Creek, Stanley, Hillcrest Riley, Trout Lake, and Killarney Parks;
WHEREAS a policy to guide decision-making on such expansion proposals, and that protects existing green space, while still providing the flexibility to deal with pressures for increased space in community facilities, is needed;
WHEREAS with Vancouver's population increasing, green space in parks will be of even greater necessity and value to the well bring of the community;
AND, WHEREAS pressures on our parks for development and other uses are rising while net green space has not kept pace;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Park Board request that staff research, and develop a policy on no-net loss of green space that would be used to guide future decision-making;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff report back to the Board for further guidance by April 2008.
NEXT MEETING: Monday, December 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm.