Done. If there's anything else we can do, please let us know. It would be nice if we could address our letters to specific person(s) with names instead of an email alias that probably nobody ever reads.
you must have missed this:
one of the issues with metro is that they are not a directly elected body like the DNV, DWV, COB, etc which means they are somewhat insulated by a level of bureaucracy from us, the voters. therefore, we cannot put direct presure on individual council members via council meetings or elect members that are mtb friendly. in order to put pressure on the lscr it means putting pressure on the elected representatives from all the regional governments that sit on the metro board and it's comittees. while it is worthwhile to voice your displeasure directly with the LSCR it is more important to voice it with the board or comittee member from the area you reside in. in order for this to be effective, we as a community need to make enough noise that the elected officials know this may potentially be an election issue for them in the futre.
metro has 38 directors representing 21 municiplaities. the list of directors can be found here:
further, there is a comittee at metro that is in charger of regional parks. those comittee members can be found here:
now besdies wrting a letter to the right people, as voters we are also allowed to speak to the metro board and it's committees. in this case, the regional parks committee. in order to do so, an application must be made in order to speak.
to speak before the metro baord, specifically the GVRD:
to speak before the regional parks committee:
the next board meeting takes place at 9am, Fri July 28th and a minimum of 48 hours notice is required to submit an application to speak before the board. if people wish to speak then an application should be made in the next few days.
the next regional parks takes place at 9am on Thur, Sept 3rd and a minimum of 9 working days is required to submit an application to speak before the comittee. there is a process to apply as a late delegation, but only if there is a report on their agenda that realtes to our topic.
if someone is going to speak at the upcoming metro board meeting, the application needs to happen quickly. i would also suggest not delaying in applying to speak before the parks committee.
links to the agendas for the meeting on July 28th are here:
parks - http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/GVRDParks/RDP_2015-Jul-31_AGE.pdf
gvrd - http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/GVRD/RD_2015-Jul-31_AGE.pdf
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