Friday, 10 February 2012

PavCo Minister Bell deaf to new conciliatory request from TtGSDN group?

Take the Giant Screen Down Now organisation has taken a new conciliatory tone, deviating from its long-standing demands to immediately remove the giant screen at Terry Fox Plaza and the two other giant screens surrounding BC Place Stadium.  Rather than continuing to insist that the screens be taken down with no further discussion, the group has made great concessions towards BC PavCo and is now simply requesting that regular processes regarding city infrastructure be followed and that existing city standards concerning entertainment district signage be applied.

During a meeting with PavCo minister Pat Bell on February 8, 2012 David Cookson, spokesperson for Take the Giant Screen Down Now told the Minister that residents would be satisfied with PavCo and the Ministry if they “Just follow the process. There’s an accepted process in this city, one which was followed by the Federal Government for the CBC Studios screen at 700 Hamilton Street. All PavCo needs to do is submit three sign application permits to the City for the three screens it wishes to operate.  If indeed the public wishes there to be giant video screens at BC Place Stadium, then the City's standards and processes will certainly make it so.”

(Please click the following link for the full Metro Vancouver news story)

(Please click on the following two images to view the two memorandums delivered to Pat Bell during the February 8, 2012 meeting with the Minister.)

MEMORANDUM-1:  Questions for the Minister

MEMORANDUM-2:  Conciliatory request to the Minister