The Straight reports that the park board’s meeting about the proposed seawall expansion has put a halt to expansion plans, at least for now:
At the board meeting last night, all 21 speakers from the community opposed the idea, citing the importance of preserving the foreshore.
Objections ranged widely, encompassing wildlife preservation, privacy, environmental impact and lack of transparency – the anonymous donor causing some concerns. 275 people have signed a petition opposing the seawall idea, calling instead to keep Kitsilano Beach wild.
According to Kitsilano.ca’s coverage of the proposed Kitsilano Beach to Jericho Beach seawall expansion, there are many supporters of the new seawall as well.
Read the full coverage of the park board meeting here and tell us what you think. Should the city expand the seawall?
Last modified: July 25, 2012