City Council week of Dec 15-19: Local election results, new proposals, fees, budget topics

City Hall at nightCity Hall is finishing up a lot of business this week with several meetings. The Development Permit Board meets on Dec. 15 (Mon) at 3 pm, Regular Council on Dec. 16 (Tues) at 9:30 a.m.,  City Council Finance Committee Dec. 17 (Wed) at 9:30 am, Vancouver City Planning Commission Dec. 17 at 12:15 pm, and Urban Design Panel Dec. 17 at 3 pm. Below are agendas for the two Council meetings. We will add notes as time permits. We encourage you to contact Mayor and Councillors with your concerns and comments.

The Regular Council meeting will begin Dec. 15 at 9:30 am with a Coast-Salish Brushing Off Ceremony. No recording is allowed. The live web video stream begins at 10:45 am. http://civic.neulion.com/cityofvancouver/

Some items that caught our attention in Regular Council (Tuesday) include…

  • Local General Election Results – 2014 (Official final report by Chief Election Officer). Download the report and note that no mention is given to the problems and irregularities: running out of ballots, election signs violating bylaws, technical problems with election machines, extended hours at polling stations, and more. We think that those things should go into the public record.
  • Approvals of many bylaws related to development projects, some very controversial
  • Figures for 2015 engineering fees, and many other fees, levies, and rates
  • Some interesting motions on notice, including:
    • Recognizing (former Canucks manager and president) Pat Quinn’s Contributions to Vancouver (Mover Robertson, Seconder Meggs)
      Quinn, who died recently.]
    • City of Vancouver – Independent Office of Ombudsperson (Affleck, Ball) [This was one of the planks of the NPA election platform.]
    • Joint Council on Childcare (Reimer, Louie)
    • Empowering Resident Voices on Resident Advisory Committees (Reimer)
    • Protecting SRO Rooms in the Clifton Hotel (Carr)
    • Expand Access to Healthy Food in Vancouver Schools (Robertson)

Some noteworthy items in the Finance Committee (Wednesday) include:

  • Request for Approvals in Advance of the 2015 Capital Budget
  • 2015 Budget Outlook
  • 2014 Social Grants for Childcare, Neighbourhoods and Small Capital
  • Implementation of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan Through Strategic DTES Capital Grants
  • More grants (Chinese Society Buildings, Street Cleaning, Cultural)
  • Artist Studio Awards Program 2015-2018

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REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20141216/regu20141216ag.htm

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

For information please call Nicole Ludwig, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7191, e-mail nicole.ludwig@vancouver.ca or Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator at 604.871.6353, e mail laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca

AGENDAPDF

ROLL CALL

COAST SALISH BRUSHING OFF CEREMONY

“IN CAMERA” MEETING

THAT Council will go into meetings later this week which are closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the city or another position appointed by the city;

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Council – November 25, 2014PDF

2. Inaugural Council – December 8, 2014PDF

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

General

1. Local General Election Results – 2014PDF

2. 2015 Engineering Fees PDF

3. Annual Review of the Solid Waste Utility and 2015 RatesPDF

4. Annual Review of the Sewer Utility and 2015 RatesPDF

5. Annual Review of the Water Utility and 2015 RatesPDF

6. Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (SEFC NEU) – 2015 Customer RatesPDF

7. Approval of Council Initiative – Proposed Hastings North BIA Mid-term ExpansionPDF

Finance

8. Appointment of External Auditors for 2015PDF

9. Annual Financial Authorities – 2015PDF

Housing

10. Single Room Accommodation Permit for Canadian North Star (5 West Hastings Street)PDF

OTHER REPORTS

1. New Street Name – Henshaw LanePDF

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWSPDF

1. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (228-246 East Broadway and 180 Kingsway)

2. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking Requirements (228-246 East Broadway and 180 Kingsway)

3. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (228-246 East Broadway and 180 Kingsway)

(Councillors Ball, De Genova, Reimer and Stevenson not present for this item at Public Hearing; however, at the Regular Council meeting on April 17, 2012, Councillors Ball and Reimer advised they had reviewed the proceedings of the portion of meeting they missed, and they are therefore eligible to vote on the by-law.)

4. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking requirements (5129-5169 Cambie Street)

5. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (5129-5169 Cambie Street)

6. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (998 Expo Boulevard – Concord Area 5B West)

7. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking requirements (998 Expo Boulevard – Concord Area 5B West)

8. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (998 Expo Boulevard – Concord Area 5B West)

(Councillor De Genova not present for this item at Public Hearing)

9. A By-law to authorize the borrowing of certain sums of money from January 8, 2015, to January 7, 2016, pending the collection of real property taxes

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 9

10. A By-law to amend Crossing By-law No. 4644 regarding 2015 fee increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

11. A By-law to amend Encroachment By-law No. 4243 regarding 2015 fee increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

12. A By-law to amend Energy Utility System By-law No. 9552 regarding Updates to Levies and Charges

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 6

13. A By-law to amend Street Distribution of Publications By-law No. 9350 regarding 2015 fee increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

14. A By-law to amend Street Name By-law No. 4054 regarding Henshaw Lane

Subject to approval of Other Report 1

15. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding 2015 fee increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

16. A By-law to amend the Street Utilities By-law

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

17. A By-law to amend Street Vending By-law No. 10868 regarding 2015 fees

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 2

18. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement Amendment Agreement for 2075 Cassiar Street and 3355 East 5th Avenue

19. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 3323-3367 East 4th Avenue

20. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (587 West King Edward Avenue – James Residence)

(Councillors De Genova, Stevenson and Mayor Robertson not present for this item at Public Hearing)

21. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (591-599 West King Edward Avenue)

(Councillors De Genova, Stevenson and Mayor Robertson not present for this item at Public Hearing)

22. A By-law to amend Sewer and Watercourse By-law No. 8093 regarding 2015 Fee Increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 4

23. A By-law to amend Solid Waste By-law No. 8417 regarding fees and waste disposal

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

24. A By-law to amend Water Works By-law No. 4848 regarding 2015 fee increases

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 5

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – CD-1 – 4099 Cambie StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

2. Establishing four City owned Lots (2449 East 34th Avenue, 2451 East 34th Avenue, 2458 East 33rd Avenue and 2448 East 33rd Avenue) as road (Clarendon Street) between East 33rd Avenue and East 34th Avenue to complete the Clarendon Connector Project, as per July 9, 2013 Council authorityPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

3. Approval of Form of Development – 4050 Ash Street, formerly 591-599 West King Edward AvenuePDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

Subject to approval of By-law 21

4. Approval of Form of Development – 591 West King Edward Avenue, formerly 587 West King Edward AvenuePDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

Subject to approval of By-law 20

B. Motions on Notice

1. Recognizing Pat Quinn’s Contributions to VancouverPDF

MOVER: Mayor Robertson
SECONDER: Councillor Meggs

2. City of Vancouver – Independent Office of OmbudspersonPDF

MOVER: Councillor Affleck
SECONDER: Councillor Ball

3. Joint Council on ChildcarePDF

MOVER: Councillor Reimer
SECONDER: Councillor Louie

4. Empowering Resident Voices on Resident Advisory CommitteesPDF

MOVER: Councillor Reimer
SECONDER: Councillor

5. Protecting SRO Rooms in the Clifton HotelPDF

MOVER: Councillor Carr
SECONDER: Councillor

6. Expand Access to Healthy Food in Vancouver SchoolsPDF

MOVER: Mayor Robertson
SECONDER: Councillor

7. Request for Leave of Absence – Councillor MeggsPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20141217/cfsc20141217ag.htm

AGENDA
DATE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:
If you would like to speak at this meeting, please call Tina Hildebrandt at 604.873.7268 or email speaker.request@vancouver.ca.
You can communicate your comments to City Council by emailing mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca.
Visit http://vancouver.ca/speaker-wait-times or @VanCityClerk on Twitter for real-time information on the progress of City Council meetings.
A complete video stream of the meeting will be available the day following the meeting.
AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

Finance

1. Request for Approvals in Advance of the 2015 Capital Budget PDF

2. 2015 Budget Outlook PDF

Community Development

3. 2014 Social Grants for Childcare, Neighbourhoods and Small Capital PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

4. Implementation of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Plan Through Strategic DTES Capital Grants PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

5. Chinese Society Buildings Matching Grant Allocations PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

6. 2015 Street Cleaning Grants PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

Culture

7. 2014 Cultural Grants Allocation of Remaining Budget PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

8. Artist Studio Awards Program 2015 – 2018 PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

 

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NOTICE

A Regular Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1. Standing Committee of Council on City Finance and Services

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Items 3 to 8 require eight affirmative votes.

 

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