“The Region staff is recommending to council that they choose option 3B for a Natural Heritage System. This option is totally in favour of development. It means Niagara will look like Mississauga in a few short years.” Community Voices of Fort Erie, a citizens group fighting to keep urban sprawl out of Save Waverly
A Call-Out to all Niagara citizens from Community Voices of Fort Erie
Posted May 12th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Today, Wednesday May 12, 2021 (at 1 p.m.) the Planning and Economic Development Committee will be holding a meeting about the upcoming new Official Plan.
There will be several important residents speaking about the issues and problems with this official plan. Watch for the live stream on https://www.niagararegion.ca/government/council/ starting a 1 p.m.
The region staff is recommending to council that they choose option 3B for a Natural Heritage System. This option is totally in favour of development. It means Niagara will look like Mississauga in a few short years.
And citizens won’t be able to have any further input on development.
It is critical if you don’t want this it happen that you contact your Niagara region representatives on council https://www.niagararegion.ca/government/council/profiles/default.aspx and let them know you want Option 3C+.
Also ask for option 2C for the equally important Water Resource System to keep our water clean. Call them, write them, zoom with them. Ask for a reply. They need to know what the community really wants. This is the only way to stop the developers from controlling our communities.
* Share the petition with others https://www.change.org/p/ten-story-condo-going-up-in-waverly-woods Can we get to 7700 signatures by June 1st? If you prefer not to sign the petition an alternative is to join our email list by sending your email and name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please donate to help us cover our legal and expert costs. Go to this link https://www.forterievoices.org/donation or send a donation to Community Voices of Fort Erie, P.O. Box 273, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S0.
All donations go towards our legal and expert costs. We require experts to testify at the Hearing in areas like Planning, Ornithology, Wetlands, Hydrology, Military History and Built Heritage.
For recent news and commentary related to this issue and posted on Niagara At Large, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2021/05/07/niagaras-regional-council-on-cusp-of-deciding-the-fate-of-our-natural-heritage-for-generations-to-come/ .
For more on the ongoing campaign to save Waverly Woods in Fort Erie, Niagara, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/07/12/waverly-woods-is-going-going-but-it-is-not-yet-gone/ .
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