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Monday, May 22, 2006

Vancouver Soccer Stadium, Tactical Information

As Bill commented on a previous post, Vancouver City Council is currently scheduled to vote on whether the proposed soccer stadium should proceed to a formal rezoning application on June 15.

So, if you want to ensure that the project clears this particular hurdle, I recommend contacting one of the 10 councillors or the Mayor himself. Bill has a pro-stadium advocacy website, which helpfully lists contact information for the councillors and some suggested writing points for any emails. As always, when contacting politicians, especially in support of something, I strongly suspect that you catch more flies with honey - i.e it pays to be polite, not to mention well-informed and to the point.

I think it is useful for the silent majority to make itself heard in order for the public interest to be served, so if you do support the stadium I recommend passing your thoughts on to at least one of our councillors sometime before June 15.

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While I'm on the topic of soccer, congratulations to the national U-20 team for beating Brazil in a friendly the other day, Canada's first victory over Brazil in men's soccer at any age level.

2 Comments:

  • I'm kind of surprised you're devoting this much energy to the soccer stadium tempest in a teacup, and essentially none to the undoing of Kyoto...

    By Anonymous Simo, at 1:01 PM  

  • Well, what's on the page isn't necessarily a reflection of what is going on in my head, where I've composed but not typed (or have typed but not published) lots of posts in the last few days on the topic of Kyoto. On some topics there is just too much to say so it's hard to know how or where to start.

    Certainly, I'll have more to say at some point.

    Besides, having a downtown stadium with such good transit links will proably save more emissions over time than any impact of any blog post I could write!

    You know what say, think globally, act locally.

    By Blogger Declan, at 2:52 PM  

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