Mayor Robertson Is Moving to Kits

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In case you haven’t heard, Mayor Robertson is moving to Kitsilano.

According to Business in Vancouver, the mayor’s new home is a duplex on some of Kitsilano’s pricey waterfront property and right at the end of the proposed Point Grey-Cornwall bike lane. A statement from the Office of the Mayor said Robertson and his wife Amy are downsizing after their children Terra, Satchel and Johanna graduated high school. The new space is 1,596 square feet with just 2 bedrooms with stunning mountain/ocean views. The mayor’s previous residence, a circa-1912, three-storey Craftsman at 912 West 23rd Avenue (pictured above), is on the market for $1.95 million.

Because the mayor’s new home is near the proposed Point Grey–Cornwall bike lane,  Robertson won’t be voting comes to city council. We don’t know the exact address, but it’s “within a block” of York Avenue in Kitsilano.

Here’s the press release:

FULL STATEMENT FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE:

The Mayor’s family is selling their home and downsizing now that their kids have graduated high school. They recently purchased a new home in Kitsilano within a block of York Street. For security reasons we don’t disclose the specific location. We ask the media to also respect the family’s privacy. In recent weeks the Mayor apprised senior staff, including the City Solicitor, of this property transaction and they were requested to provide advice and a legal opinion on any possible conflict that the Mayor might be in with regard to future decisions of Council related to the Point Grey/Cornwall bike corridor.

The City Solicitor has informed the Mayor that there is no legal conflict with voting on matters related to the Point Grey Cornwall bike and pedestrian safety upgrades at this time. However, out of an abundance of caution, the Mayor informed the City Solicitor that he will be recusing himself from voting on the upcoming Point Grey Cornwall project. The City Solicitor will review the final staff report on the project and provide any further advice to the Mayor on this matter as required.

Last modified: July 18, 2013

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