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Agenda for SRA meeting, 2 May 2012

 Announcements:

The Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program is once again accepting proposals.  Applications are available at Strathcona, Ray-Cam, or Carnegie Centres or online at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca.  The application deadline is May 18, 2012, and projects must be completed by Jan 31, 2013. 
 
Committee Reports:
 
Business arising from previous meetings:
 
These three motions have been put forward for the SRA membership to vote on:
 
Motion #1:
THAT the SRA is deeply concerned about developments like the Rize Alliance proposal that in our opinion don't fit with the neighbourhood context. The SRA supports the Residents’ Association of Mount Pleasant (RAMP) Vancouver in its efforts to bring the Rize Alliance proposal more in line with the scale of other buildings in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
 
Motion #2
THAT the SRA is deeply concerned about developments proposed for Main and Keefer (a 17 storey building at 611 Main, a 10 storey building at 189 Keefer, and a third adjacent property that has also just been sold)  that in our opinion don't fit with the neighbourhood context. The SRA requests that these proposals be brought more in line with the scale of other buildings in the Chinatown neighbourhood.
 
MOTION #3
That the SRA supports the City of Vancouver’s removing the Georgia & Dunsmuir Viaducts with the following conditions: that local area collector status and improved amenity are provided to Prior/Venables Streets; that a plan to stitch the urban fabric of Main Street back together is developed; that safe, quality connections are provided to False Creek and Strathcona Park; that traffic be routed around, not through Strathcona; that affected existing bike routes be re-established.
 
SLIDE PRESENTATION:
Four Weeks in the Sabina – SRA Chair James Johnstone and his partner Richard Rooney just returned from a month in the as yet little known but highly historic Sabine region of Italy just outside Rome. Come see highlights of James and Richard’s trip. We’ll visit medieval hill towns and frescoed churches, attend a cauliflower fritter festival, see the oldest olive tree in Europe, visit Roman ruins, and go spelunking in a bat filled cave.