Mike's Blog

Important change coming to property tax assessments

By Mike Clay / October 17, 2018 /

Announced in the BC Legislature on Monday, October 15, the Provincial Government is proposing changes to the Assessment Act that will help protect jobs and support local economies. This is an issue I have been working on and advocating with the Province for, not just for industrial properties, but other properties that are undergoing change…

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Facts vs. Fiction – what’s going on in Port Moody ?

By Mike Clay / October 7, 2018 /

During this election campaign, we are hearing from some people that are using terms such as : ‘Tsunami of development’, ‘run away growth’, ‘wall of high rise towers’ – and it continues. You’ve heard it.  Do you believe it ? I’ve been Mayor of Port Moody since 2011 and I’ve been a member of City…

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Emergency Response Dispatch Issue

By Mike Clay / September 14, 2018 /

Emergency Response Dispatch Issue Hopefully people are aware of a current issue we are facing at the City around first responder dispatch protocol. If you aren’t, in May there was a change in the dispatch protocol with 911 calls that if the call goes to Ambulance, they are no longer including the fire department on…

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BBQ with Mayor Mike Clay, Port Moody

You’re invited to a BBQ with Mayor Mike Clay

By Mike Clay / August 20, 2018 /

Let’s talk about Port Moody! As Mayor, Mike has had a lot of positive feedback on issues that matter to your neighbourhood – public safety, traffic improvement, beautiful parks and public spaces, keeping the “hometown feel” of Port Moody, and many more. Mike is hoping you can share your insights into what priorities you have…

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Woodland Park Port Moody

Woodland Park Townhomes. For Sale?

By Mike Clay / August 15, 2018 /

Recently I became aware that there is a real estate listing for Woodland Park Townhomes.  The entire property.  200 homes on 23 acres. http://www.jllmultifamilybc.com/property/woodland-park-townhomes/ If you don’t know where Woodland Park Townhomes are, they are in College Park, centred around Cecile and Angela, but are a huge portion of College Park. News of this listing…

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Moody Centre TOD area plan update.

By Mike Clay / November 28, 2017 /

Public Hearing on Moody Centre Transit Station area Development .   Nov 28,2017 We hosted a public hearing tonight on the OCP amendments for the Moody Centre Transit Station area, laying the ground work for what form of development we wish to see around the station in the future. This area is an area that has…

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When is density not enough ??

By Mike Clay / September 19, 2017 /

So last night and into the wee hours of this morning I attended Coquitlam Council for a public hearing.  The public hearing was to consider a zoning amendment for 810 McIntosh Street and 811 Kelvin Street, from RS1 to RS3.  RS3 has a minimum parcel size of 6000 sq feet, where RS1 has a minimum…

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Finally ? A rental development coming to Port Moody ??

By Mike Clay / September 6, 2017 /

Last night at the Community Planning Advisory Committee we reviewed an application from developer Woodbridge Homes for a 142 unit rental apartment building on St Johns Street.  The site is the real estate (former Westminster CU office) office east of the Dairy Queen at Moray Street. The site measures 36,000 square feet, and has a…

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Port Moody – Summer Fun 2017 !

By Mike Clay / June 12, 2017 /

Wow – a long winter and we jump into summer and look at that calendar — Its JUNE already !! There is so much going on throughout the summer in Port Moody, i hope you can mark your calendars and get out to at least SOME of these amazing activities and events: Check the City…

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Port Moody on Metro Vancouver Close Up

By Mike Clay / March 25, 2017 /

Metro Vancouver features Port Moody, looking at land use and growth strategies and how we balance our past with our future. Click the photo, or click HERE to view.  

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