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castanet.net 10 May, 2022 19:00 am

Vancouver businesses beg for red-tape relief from city

Vancouver businesses beg for red-tape relief from city
When it comes to the level of red tape at Vancouver City hall, few people have been as wrapped up in it in recent months as Michael Jagger.

When it comes to the level of red tape at Vancouver City hall, few people have been as wrapped up in it in recent months as Michael Jagger.Residents ranging from homeowners and builders applying for residential projects to businesses applying for patios and other post-COVID measures have said they’ve been bogged down, confused or otherwise affected by red tape at city hall – and the issue is much worse in Vancouver than in surrounding Lower Mainland municipalities.” That Vancouver has more to do to address the red tape and delays in various departments isn’t lost on city council.Both councillors who co-introduced the initial motion last year to trigger the red tape task force – Couns.

” She said she has heard many stories from constituents – which spurred the original motion addressing red tape last year.” Jagger, who views the roadblock faced by the Kerrisdale Little League Parade as symptomatic of the ills at city hall, said such red tape and the empty-store tax idea underscore how deep the disconnect is between municipal government and a city in need of economic rejuvenation after the COVID malaise.

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