It's time for Vancouver to open our parks and beaches to the responsible enjoyment of alcohol.
Call us radical, but we don't think it should be illegal to bring a growler or a bottle of wine with you to the park. Judging from the high number of Vancouver residents getting hit with drinking tickets every year, neither do many of you!
Drinking fines are flat taxes that negatively impact lower income communities the hardest. Our City's bylaw enforcement resources could be better redirected elsewhere.
If we can elect Judy Graves as Vancouver's new City Councillor on October 14th, she will introduce a motion calling for legalized drinking in all public parks and beaches in Vancouver.
Judy will submit all the signatures on this petition with her motion to show the rest of Council the popular support behind these common sense changes.
The NPA, Greens, and Vision Vancouver have all kept these needless restrictions in place despite our Province giving cities the power to open up our parks and beaches to alcohol consumption.
Please ask your friends to sign this petition and remind them to vote for Judy Graves in October's by-election so we have an advocate for common sense in City Hall.
The October 14th by-election is our moment to send Council the strong message Vancouver wants our outdated bylaws modernized to reflect the times.
Most of Europe has modernized old prohibition drinking laws some time ago. Judy Graves and OneCity support the City introducing the "Montreal Model" to Vancouver, allowing adults to have a drink along with food in public parks and on beaches. Current laws that prohibit public intoxication and litter will be maintained.
It’s time to take this common-sense step and end Vancouver’s “no-fun” city reputation.
If you think it's time to legalize drinking in parks, sign this petition and share it with your friends.