For a decade, the top issue in Vancouver has been housing affordability. Yet every policy response from the City of Vancouver has not improved the situation, in fact making it progressively worse. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. That is the definition of insanity. Ending homelessness has not been achieved and has increased by multiples. The contagion spread to price out almost every income bracket.
The City of Vancouver council just passed the staff report on the process for a citywideplanning program. Although there were plenty of well-intended comments by many of the new councillors to do things differently, it is shaping up to be more of the same flawed process that the public voted against in the last election.
Friday, July 19, 2019 A controversial amendment to the California Home Care Services Protection Act (Home Care Act) requires the state Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide the names, phone numbers, and addresses of new or renewing registered home care aides (HCAs) to labor unions on request, unless the aides opt out. The new law, which raises concerns over privacy rights, became effective on July 1, 2019.