Hardwick urges Vancouver council to defer its citywide rezoning by-laws

Colleen Hardwick address City Council

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver council candidate Colleen Hardwick has urged Vancouver City Council to "press pause" on its plan for a mass rezoning of all neighbourhoods ostensibly to enable more housing through greater density.

"It is an abuse of due process to do such a major policy change as this time without adequate consultations with neighbourhood groups and while most of the councillors are leaving office and not seeking re-election," Hardwick told a public meeting of Vancouver council's Finance and Services Committee on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 19).

Hardwick agreed that some changes are needed to improve access to housing in the city but that the substance of what is being proposed is flawed and the process unconscionably rushed.

A born and raised Vancouverite with deep roots in the city, Hardwick is an entrepreneur, academic and community leader experienced in many industries and policy sectors that are critical to the well-being of the City of Vancouver. Her steadfast commitment to making a wide range of improvements to the city’s policies and practises will benefit all of its residents.

Hardwick is seeking a council seat with the Non-Partisan Association in the civic election set for Oct. 20.