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Large cities such as Vancouver, Burnaby, New York and San Francisco have amended their bylaws to welcome the honeybee into backyards. The Kelowna bylaw is old and antiquated.
Beekeeping is a vital practice, one essential to the health of our urban environment and has tremendous potential as a vehicle for economic development and education efforts everywhere.
I propose that the City of Kelowna amend the bylaw and allow hobby beekeeping in our community as a sustainability effort to help support the urban agricultural movement.
Current Mountain View Ordinance 7.92 Section 38.20(g) prohibits skateboard use on the multiple-use trails at Shoreline Park and on the adjoining Stevens Creek Trail:
The main concern of the city is that a falling skateboard rider may cause his/her board to fly away at high speed and that board could cause injury to nearby trail user.
We argue that this is not the case with the type of longer skateboards (longboards) that would be used on the flat trails typical of these parks. In longboard pushing and pumping, as opposed to park and trick skateboard riding, typically when a rider falls, it is because the longboard encounters debris or an obstruction in the trail and suddenly stops. This causes the rider to continue forward, losing contact with the board. And since the fall was initiated by the board stopping and the rider left the board due to the sudden stop, the board usually remains right where it stopped, or at most rolls slowly a few feet off to the side of the trail. After all, without an external application of force, an object at rest remains at rest according to Sir Isaac Newton.
With the miles and miles of flat, featureless trails in these city parks, the riding of skateboards suitable for skate parks is not likely due to their short wheel base and small, hard wheels that do not roll well on the rough asphalt paving. The longboards suitable for use on these type of trails feature longer wheel bases, larger, softer wheels and truck setups that optimize the boards for long distance travel.
Also we argue that the existing regulation prohibiting skateboarding is inconsistent with neighboring cities that have multiple-use trails that connect with those in Mountain View.
In both Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, skateboarding is permitted and encouraged on paved multiple-use trails in those cities. And there is minimal signage present at the Mountain View boundaries on those connecting trails to advise trail users of the change in regulation. We have contacted the Friends Of Stevens Creek Trail and they are in favor of longboard use on their segments of the mentioned trails.
Finally, longboard/skateboard riding is a environmentally friendly mode of transportation and is consistent with the multiple-use aspect of the paved trails in the city parks.
Be sure to check the web page for updates, we are still waiting for the city to research the issue.
Local Government Act in regards to noise uses the word individuals with an "s" and the word persons with an "s" meaning that a person living alone cannot complain about excessive noise.
We would like you to change the Ottawa Bylaw: http://ottawa.ca/residents/bylaw/a_z/acc_en.html
to allow hens in rural Ottawa; a few backyard chickens cannot be louder or dirtier than dogs if properly cared for.
A good opportunity for all to get in touch with our rural roots and teach children where the food comes from.
As of September 1, 2010 the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo implemented a new bylaw eliminating the use of single-use shopping bags.
Bylaw No. 09/033 states:
"BEING A BYLAW OF THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO, IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SINGLE-USE SHOPPING BAGS BY ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO..."
This Petition will be brought to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council and Administration in order to have this Bylaw remove or revised so that establishments operating within the RMWB will be permitted to use Single-Use Shopping bags if they so choose.
We form our argument on the following grounds:
1. Longboarding, a form of skateboarding involving a longer more stable skateboard suitable for long distance transportation, is a healthy, pollution-free form of transportation and has gained popularity in Saskatoon at an incredible rate. Yet, longboarding continues to be restricted in the downtown and Broadway areas.
2. Regular skateboarding is also a form of active, carbon-free transportation and should not be discouraged by restrictions.
3. The bylaw cites "inconveniencing pedestrians" as a basis for this restriction.
a. We do not object to keeping point 35, subpoint (1) stating that "a person... may not crowd or jostle other pedestrians". Safety for other pedestrians is our greatest concern.
b. On the grounds of fairness, longboards and skateboards should not face any greater restriction than rollerblading or rollerskating. Currently, rollerblading and rollerskating do not face these restrictions.
4. While destruction of property due to skateboard "grinding" is a concern, a few clarifications are in order.
a. Grinding is almost impossible on a longboard due to its length and weight.
b. Mischief law already exists to punish those committing property damage.
5. Parking and traffic congestion downtown is increasing. During the snow-free months, individuals longboarding or skateboarding downtown would reduce this congestion.
Thank you for your consideration.
We believe that all Hackney residents should be able to walk on public streets without fear of being intimidated by dogs off lead, and are concerned by the number of pets being injured or killed by such dogs.
We recognise that dogs need exercise and that therefore any bylaw requiring them to be on lead should not apply to parks or open spaces.
The Village of Donalda has had an unenforceable by law blylaw as to the limit on the number of dogs per household and is now wanting to legally implement a 2 dog per household bylaw.
The problem is a number of residents in our Village of 250 people have more than 2 dogs. Some of us moved from other cities where there are no limitations or a 3 dog limit.
Other members have inherited dogs through the death of a family member or are temporarily looking after them for family members who are renting and can not have a dog where they reside.
We would like for Village Council to at least Grandfather the number of dogs clause as our pets to many are our children or at least considered members of the family.
The scientific evidence of the dangers of pesticides to our health and our environment is undeniable. We know that children are particularly vulnerable to pesticide exposure.
The Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Report on pesticides (2004) identifies a link between exposure to pesticides and neurological problems and cardiovascular deficiency among children.
Children from homes where pesticides have been used have 4 times the risk of developing soft tissue cancer (American Journal of Public Health) and 6 to 7 times the risk of developing leukemia (Journal of the National Cancer Institute).
There are over 125 Canadian municipalities which have adopted a bylaw that reduces or bans the use of pesticides. Municipalities in New Brunswick should be able to do the same in a clear legislative context.
CMS Metal Products which is located at 909 8th Ave. in our Eastveiw neighborhood is a mess again. This business has fridges, deep freezes, stoves, water heaters, bikes and anything anybody wishs to drop off there.
This business has made Eastveiw a junkyard, garbage disposaL where people can drop their garbage off at anytime on to city property. I have complained to the City of Regina on numerous occassions such as December 9, 2006
January 31,2007, May 31,2007.
Over the last 30 years we have all been parking angled in the vicinity of our coinciding homes, we have never had a dilemma with parking over the years. Our neighbourhood (cal-de-sac) has encountered an issue, the city of edmonton and a plaintiff have enoforced that we must abide by the law that of Bylaw No.5590 (621,622) all subsections. Bylaw No.5590 (621,622) states that:
PARALLEL PARKING (1) When parking a vehicle on a roadway, a person may only park a vehicle
(i) the sides of the vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(ii) the right wheels of the vehicle not more than 500 millimetres from the right curb or edge of the roadway,
(b) in the case of a one-way highway where parking on either side is permitted, with
(i) the sides of the vehicle parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway,
(ii) the wheels that are the closest to a curb or edge of the roadway not more than 500 millimetres from that curb or edge, and
(iii) the vehicle facing in the direction of travel authorized for the highway.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person may park a motor cycle
(a) at an angle, other than perpendicular, to the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(i) a wheel of the motor cycle not more than 500 millimetres from the curb or edge of the roadway, and
(ii) the motor cycle angled in the direction of travel authorized for the traffic lane that is adjacent to the lane on which the motor cycle is parked.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply where angle parking is permitted or required.
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This petition was created so that small, independently run businesses selling live flowers and plants in the Plateau Mont-Royal borough may display their saleable merchandise on the sidewalks (public domain) so long as pedestrian traffic is not obstructed.
Case in point: Dépanneur Tournesol, 162, rue Bernard Ouest (corner Waverly). Because of the recent construction on Bernard and a limited amount of indoor retail space, this small business put its plants and flowers for sale along the sidewalk and was fined over $10,000 by the city.
Residents of this neighborhood find the outdoor display of these plants and flowers attractive and adding charm to the area. In an attempt to conform to the law, Dépanneur Tournesol has restricted its outdoor display of merchandise to the approximate one foot of space between the building and the sidewalk.
Because this is still considered the public domain, Dépanneur Tournesol and other businesses of this type may continue to be fined at the potential risk of bankruptcy unless the bylaw is changed.
A win-win situation will result in changing this bylaw to the terms below: vendors of live plants and flowers will gain the right to put their merchandise outside, and as a result, the surrounding areas will become more vibrant and aesthetically pleasing to all.
In 1993, London, Ontario drafted a bylaw which restricts the keeping of non-venomous snakes more than 2 feet in length and non-venomous lizards more than 1 foot in length. Also, the maximum number of animals per dwelling is two.
We find this current bylaw to be strict and restrictive. Toronto, Ontario has a bylaw which restricts snakes more than 3 meters(9.84 ft) in length and lizards more than 2 meters(6.56 ft) in length. Kitchener, Ontario allows snakes up to 2 meters(6.56 ft) in length and lizards up to 2 feet in length to be kept.
Cornsnakes, kingsnakes and milksnakes grow to an adult length between 2 feet and 7 feet long and they remain docile and have never caused a human death. There are Boas and Pythons smaller than 6 feet long that are docile and are not dangerous. Many lizards grow to more than 1 foot in length. Some geckos and bearded dragons attain an adult length less than 2 feet long.
The responsible reptile owners out way the irresponsible owners and we feel that an increase in the permitted length of snakes and lizards is suitable and does not pose a danger to owners or the public.