On April 10, 2018, Port Moody Council passed a resolution to hold a referendum on the future of the Former Fire Hall and Existing Work Yard sites. The Community Charter authorizes Council to pose a Community Opinion Question, which is commonly understood to be a referendum. The results of a Community Opinion Question are non-binding.
As part of the 2018 General Local and School Board Election, Port Moody voters were asked to share their opinion on the proposed sale, partial sale, or lease of the former Fire Hall and existing Works Yard sites to pay for one or more potential community improvements.
On their ballots, voters were asked the following Community Opinion Question: Do you support the sale, partial sale, or lease of the former Fire Hall and existing Works Yards sites to pay for more park land and one or more of the community improvements listed above? (Click here to read the background and context for the Community Opinion Question, as it appeared on the ballot.)
The outcome was as follows: 52.5 per cent (4,638) of voters responded "no" and 47.5 per cent (4,103) responded "yes." The results of the community opinion question will be considered along with technical and financial information as part of future Council discussions.
Port Moody residents received information about the Community Opinion Question as part of a city-wide election mailer distributed through Canada Post in early October 2018. This information is available on the web pages listed below - please click on the links to learn more.
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