Friends of the Cawthra Bush
Greater Mississauga Area
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**** NOTICE OF 2 IMPORTANT MEETINGS ****
CAWTHRA SENIORS CENTRE - WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2004 - 7:00 pm
OMB HEARING - CITY HALL - TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 10, 2004 - 7:00 pm
FIRST OF ALL THERE IS HOPE!
Some say you
can't fight City hall, well that is not true. The Ontario
Municipal Board (OMB), has the power to set aside all of the City of Mississauga
Council decisions and the zoning for the area. The zoning
I will be challenged to prove that our groups in fact exists, so nothing says that more than a large, paying, membership. As it will affect our position, please renew or join and get others to. Membership is $10, please make cheques to, The Cawthra Ratepayers' and Residents' Association.
Station B, Box 1504, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4G2
Tell others about these meetings,
you do not have to live near the area to express your views.
Jan. 12th meeting I asked if the City would detail to us what was wrong
with the Northmount community as the City wished to replace it and they
would not answer or consider the question. The City knows it is losing
ground and we need to keep it up. Northmount is a success story of
a community living by an old-growth ecosystem. Something other cities
would be rightfully envious of. It is no wonder a developer wants
to dump a
Our reasons for voicing opposition to townhouses are solid and even the City's own Official plan for development supports us. The Character and Identity of the community is specifically protected. New building are to be "compatibility with surrounding land use", which is clearly not the case. This will set a dangerous precedence. Our Councillor has stated taxes will go up because of this so called "improvements". Traffic will increase and our streets will become far more dangerous. Tripling - Quadrupling the local population will destroy the Cawthra Bush's only protection, its environmental significance, it is only common sense. The effect on community? Well, developers want your land anyway they can get it!
you speak at public meetings it is important to clearly state your position,
so it cannot be misinterpreted, in a sentence or two. Like - I am
totally against townhouses in the Northmount are as they are not in character
with the community, it will lead to destruction of both the existing community
and the Cawthra Bush. Single homes with deep lots should be all that
is considered. Unless you have done a lot of speaking at these kinds
It does not show good faith on the City's part to be sending out short notices to taxpayers about meetings that have an enormous impact on their community and asking for input. In fact, some would call it a betrayal of trust that denies us a reasonable chance to make informed input. Add to this the fact the City denies access to it records and Planning staff. This is good government? When you get notice of the meeting, write the date on the envelop, staple it to the notice and deliver it me so we can show that the City is not even giving people two weeks notice of meetings.
PLEASE, come out
to these meetings,
It is now or never!
Thank You to Paul Szabo MP Mississauga South
Paul Szabo has been our M.P. for 10 years and has a solid reputation both in the community and Ottawa. As far back as 20 years he has been active in environment, working with David Culham in the Credit Valley and most recently as Vice Chair of the Environment and Sustainable Development committee that was dealing with the Species at Risk Act. Most importantly, he feels a strong obligation to help those getting a raw deal from the government.
He is a powerful and persuasive speaker, one of the few elected offices who is willing to addressed the injustice we have suffered and who has gain us meaningful results. He has stated his intentions to speak again on our behalf at both upcoming meetings. He can easily see the process for public participation is so deeply flawed it should be ended and begun again.
Paul has generously provided the printing and mailing for this notice and dedicated substantial time to advise us on how to proceed during this process. His guidance and experience has been very helpful and I cannot thank him enough for his efforts when we really needed help. From time to time, MPs also need help from the people in their constituency. I hope you will remember how he helped us. You may wish to drop him a note or call his office just to thank him for the support and offer your support to him if, when he needs it.
PLEEASSE SIGN OUR PETITION
It will make a difference!
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