Following the screening of “The Eviction of Sammy and Joan” in Council Chambers on October 3rd, 2012. Mr. Chudnovsky spoke to the subject of the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordability:
In particular, Chudnovsky spoke to Task Force Recommendation 3:
To Protect existing social and affordable rental and explore opportunities to renew and expand the stock.
“Protect existing non-profit, social and co-operative housing that may be under threat and continue to protect the affordable market rental stock using the community planning process to focus on strategies to repair, renew and expand the stock neighbourhood by neighbourhood.”
In view of Vancouver City Council’s own recommendations Chudnovsky recommended that Council take THREE MEASURES
Will the MOTION based on his suggestions ever be written?
With the spectre of the October 29th HEARING hanging over the tenants heads, it remains to be seen what sort of message this council wishes to send to the provincial government and the developer of this project – if any message at all.
We’re waiting to hear.