Please Remove the Giant Screens at Terry Fox Plaza

February 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

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To: The Honourable Pat Bell, BC Minister of Jobs Tourism and InnovationTo: The Honourable Dana Hayden, BC Deputy Minister of Jobs Tourism and Innovation
To: The Honourable Mary McNeil, MLA Vancouver-False CreekTo: The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia
To: BC Pavilion Corporation (BC PavCo) Executives and Board of Directors
Cc: The Honourable Spencer Chandra Herbert, Official Opposition Critic for Tourism, Culture and the ArtsCc: The Honourable Geoff Meggs, Vancouver City Councillor

Minister Pat Bell,

As a BC resident, I wish to express my disapproval regarding BC PavCo’s irresponsible decision to erect a 2000 square-foot high-definition LED video screen at Terry Fox Plaza in September 2011.

I believe that this giant screen at Terry Fox Plaza needs to be removed for one or more of the following reasons:

1. The giant video screen violates several sections of the City of Vancouver Sign Bylaw.
2. The Vancouver City Mayor has requested that BC PavCo comply with Vancouver City Bylaws and take the giant video screen down.
3. The giant video screen is 10 times the allowable billboard size and was irresponsibly positioned directly in front of hundreds of glass residential homes.
4. The bright flashing light from the giant video screen threatens the health and well-being of neighbouring residents.
5. The advertisement on the giant video screen greatly dishonours the legacy of Terry Fox by overshadowing the Terry Fox memorial with Telus, Budweiser and Pepsi slogans.
6. The giant video screen was secretly erected without any City consultation, community consultation or community impact assessment.
7. The giant video screen devalues Vancouver and damages the visual appeal of our beautiful cityscapes.
8. The giant video screen runs contrary to Vancouver’s great efforts and progress towards becoming the Greenest City in the world.

I trust that you will immediately take action to rectify this situation and instruct BC PavCo to take the giant screen down now.

Concerned BC resident and Voter


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