Dear Vancouver Council, You don’t have Development Experience, Planning does… and that is okay

blog councillors are not developers

By Brandon Harding, Vice President

Vancouver has a diligent planning department that is well versed in following detailed guidelines that have been implemented to organize new developments in a way that is both suitable for the community and economically viable based on those guidelines. Our council doesn’t have experience in the development, construction, or building field and can provide little input on the feasibility of a project… and that is okay. That is the reason we spend a significant amount of public money, ensuring a competent department of professionals capable of building communities without a council micromanaging how they operate. These projects take years of consultation with multiple departments to make sure that these guidelines are strictly followed.

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