City Hall is holding another Open House regarding Hastings Park, this Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 1:00-9:00pm at the Pacific Coliseum (100 N. Renfrew St., main entrance. Free bike and vehicle parking are available on site).
The Friends of Hastings Park steering committee is concerned that the city is holding another open house prior to holding meetings with community stakeholders, including residents of Hastings Sunrise, to commence the promised “Governance Review” of Hastings Park (for your reference, see below the motion that city council passed unanimously, promising the “Governance Review”). This concern is also now receiving coverage by our friends at City Hall Watch.
As stated previously, Open Houses are not the proper forum for the kind of input and discussion that is needed during the “Governance Review”. If this also concerns you please let City Staff and Councillors know that you want meetings that will permit the Governance Review to commence in earnest now with all the stakeholders invited to participate in a legitimate process.
Whether you attend the open house or not, please send emails to Mayor and each Councillor telling them we want the Governance Review of Hastings Park to begin. Find their individual email addresses here.
1. Council approved the Hastings Park/Pacific National Exhibition Master Plan on December 14, 2010;
2. At the same time, Council requested staff to report back on a governance review for Hastings Park and the PNE;
3. There has been little to no engagement of the local neighbourhood by City officials since the Master Plan was presented this year.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff be requested to engage Hastings Park stakeholders immediately to commence the process of determining the long term governance of Hastings Park.