Councillor Geoff Meggs won’t recuse himself from public hearing on Concord Pacific project
On Monday (June 9), the Georgia Straight reported that the cochairs of the False Creek Residents Association had called for Vision Vancouver councillor Geoff Meggs to be disqualified from participating in a public hearing.
One of the cochairs, Fern Jeffries, claimed that Meggs had shown "bias" in a blog post and tweet related to a condo project by Concord Pacific that is the subject of the hearing.
Meggs emailed the Straight today (June 10) to say that he will attend tonight's hearing despite the controversy:
After reviewing the blog posting and obtaining legal advice, I am very confident I have not violated any council policies regarding public hearings and will be participating in the hearing beginning tonight.
Green councillor Adriane Carr told the Straight on Monday that she plans to raise the issue of recusal at the hearing.