Mike's Blog


By Mike Clay / November 6, 2014 /

Tonight we had our second all candidates meeting.   The first was on Monday put on by the Chamber, and tonight was hosted by Moody Centre Community Association at Kyle Centre. Unfortunately, as you can read for yourself on the MCCA website (http://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/), the adminstrators of the community association have a strong dislike for Council, and…

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Get to know your OCP – Moody Centre Station Area.

By Mike Clay / October 21, 2014 /

Do you know what’s contained in the Official Community Plan (OCP) ?  The OCP is a vision document which plans for the future of our City to help ensure that Port Moody continues to be a coveted place to live and protects our character and heritage. Chapter 15 of the OCP contains Neighbourhood Area Plans…

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House Height Townhall.

By Mike Clay / October 5, 2014 /

Spent a few hours yesterday out on the Ioco Road Corridor, particularly from Pleasantside School out to April Road, talking to residents and making sure that they were aware of the upcoming town hall meeting regarding ‘house heights’ and other siting/size issues we have been discussing at Council. Had some great conversations with about 25…

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Crime Train ? Or misleading headlines.. ??

By Mike Clay / September 30, 2014 /

Be careful  about those headlines ! 24 hours ran a headline yesterday that said: Evergreen stations likely crime hubs: report then, in the byline in smaller print: But it has little to do with the stations’ presence and more to do with the fact the commercial hubs stations are built in are already crime hotspots.…

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OCP Reality Check

By Mike Clay / September 26, 2014 /

Official Community Plan For the past 9 years on Council I have advocated for sustainable growth and development in Port Moody. When I campaigned for Mayor in 2011, I identified the impending changes coming to Moody Centre (as a result of the skytrain) as one of the biggest challenges to our community and one of…

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Daycare ? You bet.. just don’t put it where the people are !

By Mike Clay / July 9, 2014 /

Full disclosure, if it isn’t obvious – I think the idea of a daycare in the 2nd storey of the office space in Suterbrook is a great idea. Putting daycare near where people live and where they work is where daycare’s should be… I believe this application meets all of the goals of our Strategic…

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Transportation vision for the region.

By Mike Clay / June 12, 2014 /

Today, June 12 , the Translink Mayors Council approved the subcommittees vision document for the 30 year plan for the region. Included in the plan is a 10 year financial outlook, with projects and funding requirements. While this is essentially a ‘repackaging’ of Transport 2040 Translink 30 year plan, this has now gone through extensive…

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MMBC – what are you doing in my trash ??

By Mike Clay / April 15, 2014 /

There’s a new recycling program coming to BC, and there’s been a lot of media coverage of this issue of late, mostly on the challenges of business in how the new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program for packaging and paper is rolling out. I will try to give some background, but this will be mainly…

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Pay to Play ? Not without more dialogue !

By Mike Clay / March 13, 2013 /

UPDATE (July 23): Last night , Council decided to ‘overturn’ the previous decision and instead commence a public consultation process on options for parking at the park with any changes suggested to be in 2015, not this year. Last night, City Council passed a resolution to institute pay parking at Rocky Point Park, on a…

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