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The Celestial Beacon

Friends and Neighbours, 
Today City Council voted in favour of moving forward with the Celestial Beacon project in an 8-2 majority vote. For those who may have been unable to watch the Council meeting, I would like to explain my rationale for voting in favour of this project and why I think it will be a net benefit to our community, both as a west-end community and a City at large. 
Before I dive into the contents of the matter, I want to thank everyone who emailed, called and expressed concern and excitement over the development. On the spectrum, some residents did not want the development at all, some expressed concerns, and some were very excited to move forward with the Celestial Beacon development. These varying views weighed heavily on me and after much discussion, listening, learning, researching and weighing all factors, I made a decision that was difficult but I believe to be the right one. 
History and ContextApproximately 20 years ago, the City Council of the day approved the …