"We are still the NPA, I am glad to report," Suzanne Anton wrote in an email to the Vancouver Observer yesterday.
"It is settled," wrote NPA president Michael Davis on the party's website. "The NPA will remain the NPA and will NOT change its name to Vancouver First or anything else."
He went on to say in the post:
"In a General Meeting this evening (Tuesday) the membership overwhelmingly rejected a special resolution that would have changed the name of our association. I want to thank the Committee chaired by Bill McCreery that put together two surveys of current and ex-members and collated all the data. And I want to thank all the members that took time out of a beautiful evening to come have their say. It was a good discussion. Now it is time to focus on our real job: finding excellent candidates to run in the 2011 election and helping them get elected."
The party considered changing the name to "Vancouver First." Councillor Anton had expressed her feelings earlier in the week, saying she hoped the change would not occur and noting the many accomplishments of the party in the past.