Naomi Brunemeyer, with B.C. Housing, addresses council on Tuesday. (THE NEWS/files)

Naomi Brunemeyer, with B.C. Housing, addresses council on Tuesday. (THE NEWS/files)

Web poll: Do you support Maple Ridge council’s decision to reject first reading of a bylaw to allow modular shelter and supportive housing on Burnett Street?

Maple Ridge council defeated first reading of a rezoning application Tuesday to build a shelter and supportive housing facility on Burnett Street, 5-2.

Only Couns. Craig Speirs and Kiersten Duncan supported the Burnett St. rezoning proposal, to allow a modular building with shared living space for 30 residents and a maximum of 20 shelter staff, and 55 private, long-term residential suites, to be operating by the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries.


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