市中心東端喜士定東街100號街區的社區願景支持信 |Letter of Support for Downtown Eastside Community Vision for the 100 Block of East Hastings

Cover Page Graphic

English translation of letter below.  Read the full report here (Only available in English)

2019年7月27日

敬啟者,

我們寫這封信是為了表達唐人街關注組支持東端單人房合作社和加麗基社區行動計劃的“市中心東端喜士定東街100號街區的社區願景。”我們的組織支持報告的內容和方向,並相信喜士定東街100號街區的任何開發都必須考慮到社區的聲音。 我們相信社區發展的重要性,其重點是「沒有我們的參與,就不要替我們做決定 」的概念。 因此,我們支持該報告的中心思想及其十二個核心主題,具體如下:

  1. 優先區内的原住民居民
  2. 必須以敏感性來接近和處理雷金特酒店和巴爾莫拉爾酒店
  3. 我們需要保留東端為東端
  4. 在這個街區,居民要100%廉價房子,按照福利金額或者更便宜
  5. 我們需要鼓勵更多同伴計劃和賦予決定權
  6. 食物需要無障礙(需要更容易找到健康食物)
  7. 藝術和文化是必須的,而且應該優先
  8. 東端居民需要更容易使用到衛生設施
  9. 我們需要包括、保護和諮詢性工作者和年輕人
  10. 需要為服藥者提供更好的系列性照護
  11. 土地開發要爲現有社區人士的權利
  12. 街道改善應專注和關注現有的社區

我們真誠地相信,對喜士定東街100號街區所做的任何改變都應優先現有社區人士的聲音。 我們認為,市府必須抓住一切的機會對當地社區進行投資,尤其是那些服務當地和原住民社區人士的投資。感謝您關注這件重要事項。

唐人街關注組上

info@chinatownconcerngroup.ca

========================================================

July 27, 2019

To Whom It May Concern,

We are writing to express 唐人街關注組 Chinatown Concern Group’s support for the Downtown Eastside SRO-Collaborative and Carnegie Community Action Project’s Downtown Eastside Community Vision for the 100 Block of East Hastings. Our organization supports both the content and direction of the report, and believe that any development on the 100 Block must take the community’s voice into consideration. We believe in the importance of having community development that focuses on the concept of “nothing about us, without us”. As such, we support the thesis of the report, as well as its 12 central themes, which are as follows:

1) We must Prioritize Indigenous Residents of the Neighborhood 

2) The Regent and Balmoral must be Approached with Sensitivity 

3) We need to Keep the DTES for the DTES 

4) Residents want 100% Welfare Rate Housing, or Cheaper, on the Block 

5) We need to encourage More Peer Programming and Control 

6) Food needs to be Accessible (It needs to be easier to find healthy food)

7) Arts and Culture are a Necessity and Should Be Prioritized

8) The DTES needs Increased Access to Sanitation Facilities 

9) We need to Include, Protect, and Consult Sex Workers and Youth 

10) The Need for a Better Continuum of Care for Drug Users 

11) Land Development Should be for the Current Community 

12) Street Improvements Should Focus on Current Community

It is our sincere belief that any changes made on the 100 Block of East Hastings should prioritize existing community members’ voices. We believe that the City must seize every available opportunity to make investments in the local community, especially investments that serve the local and Indigenous community members. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

 

Sincerely,

唐人街關注組 Chinatown Concern Group

info@chinatownconcerngroup.ca 

** In case of any discrepancy between the meanings of the Chinese and English translated versions of this letter, the meaning of the Chinese version shall prevail **

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s