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Letter: Evicted before zoning hearing

To the editor:

I know a young woman across the street who received an eviction notice Feb. 1. The eviction notice lets a person know that they must be out by the end of March.

The woman has been renting the house for years. Unfortunately, she’s been battling cancer for the last year and has just finish her chemotherapy treatments. The woman has been forced to find another place to rent.

Public Hearing: Notice is given that city council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 6 p.m., at Kelowna City Hall. It is for a proposed bylaw for low density multiple housing on 1121, 1131, 1141 and 1151 Brookside Ave.

People in four separate houses have been kicked out of their houses with this 60-day notice to be out at the end of March, even though the company has not received permission for rezoning.

I could understand if a rezoning bylaw was put through for development then the people receive their 60 day notice to get out.

Given notice to leave by the end of March—does it mean that the new zoning bylaw has already been accepted and the meeting is just a show? If it’s not a show, what happens if the city turns down the proposed bylaw and all of those people were kicked out?

Joseph Hayes,

Kelowna

 

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