Podcast: Earth We Can Do This – A City Council Case Study: The Development of New Westminster, BC
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City Councils may be the easiest to manipulate, more than state, regional or national governing bodies. Why is that? In this podcast we examine a particular case in point. 70,000 nice Canadian folks in the town of New Westminster, British Columbia and their city council who took in the majority of their campaign financing from land and building developers as well as unions and other parties who benefit from such development. Well – don’t be surprised when you learn that New Westminster’s City Council is pretty motivated to approve large development projects. The catch is many residents get upset with almost every proposal and still many projects get pushed through anyway. Yes, your city council is the real political front line.
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