Turn off the TV and get off the couch. The City of Richmond needs to hear from you.
In new houses, excessive 16.4 foot overheight spaces counted as one storey, will remain. This room height can accommodate a semi truck and trailer and provides more clearance than the George Massey Tunnel.
The proposed bylaw makes no change to this awkward dimension.
New building footprints in Richmond’s established neighborhoods are destroying mature trees, pushing 20-foot walls to the property lines, and stealing privacy and sunlight from neighbours.
Future considerations to protect backyards are only that, unless you speak up.
City councillors need to hear from you.
They need to feel what you know, that protecting backyards, trees, mature landscaping, privacy, and access to sunlight are as important to them as they are to you.
See you at the public hearing at 7 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 8 at city hall.
John ter Borg