Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Oldtown News
Vancouver, BC


I've posted this email from Commissioner Woodcock as per her request. It appears there is a brewing battle of the two Park Board DIVAS--Perhaps Heather Holden might respond--JLH

So nice to see U last night at the park board meeting Jamie. Thank U for supporting the International Women's Day motion in encouraging park board to facilitate city wide IWD celebrations for 2009. There were some eloquent speakers representing the Indo-Canadian community, youth & elder communities. I was embarassed how Commissioner Holden acknowledged their efforts by referring to their presentations (and my motion) as cheap politics. Holden then mentioned that she belonged to the "BC Women's Commission" as if it were some notable organization advocating and advancing womens issues, when in reality it entailed signing up to the Liberal party as a member. So much for someone who respects women from diverse communities. An inferior role model that I would not want my daughter to aspire to.

In any event, I was intrigued by our sidebar about Eco-Density. U asked me the question that if I didn't support Eco-Density then I didn't support citizen Jim Green. What on earth do U mean my dear? Jim is doing consulting services for social housing, so I really can't support him in the same way were he a politician. I think were he a politician, he wouldn't have introduced the Eco-Centricity label to the complex work city planners have been doing for decades. To see Sam Sullivan introduce a logo, attach $800,000 of taxpayer dollars to it, and have professional city planners toil through a definition of some nebulous verbage to develop criteria around it, which manages to divide residents around the city, is certainly a feat few can surpass.

Thank U for your tireless efforts Jamie in sorting out the values & motives of city politicians and holding them to account.



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