Fontaine to join Friday morning “year in review” panel on CBC Radio

Fontaine, Garr & Bula will give a snapshot of Vision’s first year in government with Rick Cluff’s Daniel Fontaine will join Rick Cluff on the Early Edition tomorrow (Friday) morning for a segment looking back at the first year of Vision Vancouver’s government. Also on the panel will be Frances Bula and Allen Garr. The segment is scheduled for between 7 – 7:30am.

A reminder to those of you who need to further quench your thirst for civic politics that’s Mike Klassen will be joining a panel as part of a Saturday morning program (November 14th) at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue titled "That Was The Year That Was." During the discussion we’ll look back at the successes and failures of the year, and what the year to come may hold.

The meeting itinerary and scheduled participants are as follows:

8:00 Coffee and Muffins

8:30 WELCOME, Bob Ransford, Moderator

8:45 to 9:55 Presentation and Panel DiscussionHow the city is changing

Moderator (invited by not confirmed) Panelists:  Gordon Price, Michael Geller, Jim Green. Topics to include HEAT shelters, Olympic Village, laneway housing, bicycle lanes on Burrard Bridge, the rental housing incentives, the homelessness initiatives, the CBD policy changes, the view/capacity study, and the Cambie Street planning process, and more.

10:00 to 11:10 Panel Discussion:  Balancing the books and creating a green economy

Moderator: Peter Ladner (confirmed). John Tylee, representative of Vancouver Economic Development Commission (confirmed); representative of ThinkCity (James Fletcher confirmed) and representative of Greenest city task force; Topics to include balancing the books and improving Vancouver’s economic prospects through a green economy.

11:15 to 12:25 Media Panel:  The view from the Pundits

Moderator:  Frances Bula (confirmed) Panelists: Mike Klassen (confirmed), Monte Paulsen (confirmed), Jonathan Ross, Miro Cernetig. Topics to include highlights of the past year, key accomplishments and outlook for the coming year.

12:25 to 12:30 Wrap up Ransford

Venue: Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Lower Level – Get Directions.

Admission by donation.

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