Council preview March 3rd & 4th: 2015 Budget

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EPILOGUE: Outcomes for the 2015 budget are at the following links.

 

Staff presentation to City Council on the 2015 budget, with video, 22-Feb-2015:
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150224/spec20150224ag.htm

Council discussion/vote on the 2015 budget, with video, 3-Mar-2015: 
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150303/regu20150303ag.htm

Minutes of that meeting, 3-Mar-2015:
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150303/documents/regu20150303min.pdf

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Our original post continues here.

The main item up before City Council on March 3rd is the 2015 Budget. The rezoning proposals at 450 Gore Avenue and 275 Kingsway will be discussed as “unfinished business”.  Two additional nights for Public Hearings might be added for Tuesday April 14th and Thursday, April 16th. There’s a motion on notice for “Pursuing a No Sewage Discharge Zone for Burrard Inlet”.

On March 4th, a motion for the Contract Award for the Supply and Delivery of Heavy Duty Fire Apparatus is on the agenda. There will be a discussion on naming a street Pat Quinn Way.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the agendas for the meetings this week:

Updated: February 27, 2015

NOTICE OF MEETING

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

REVISED AGENDA

http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150303/regu20150303ag.htm

DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

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

or Terri Burke, Meeting Coordinator at 604.871.6399, e-mail teresita.burke@vancouver.ca

REVISED AGENDA

WELCOME

ROLL CALL

PROCLAMATION – International Women’s Day – The Year of Women in Sport

“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;

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 [disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party] of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

  1. Regular Council – February 17, 2015
  2. Public Hearing – February 17, 2015
  3. Regular Council (Planning, Transportation and Environment) – February 18, 2015

Added Item – February 27, 2015

  1. Special Council – February 24, 2015

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 2015 Budget

At a Special Council meeting held on February 24, 2015, Vancouver City Council received a presentation from staff and heard from speakers regarding the proposed 2015 Budget. Subsequently, further discussion and decision on the previously distributed Administrative Report dated January 30, 2015, entitled “2015 Budget”, was referred to the Regular Council meeting on March 3, 2015, as Unfinished Business.

Previously distributed Administrative Report dated January 30, 2015, entitled “2015 Budget”

  1. REZONING: 275 Kingsway (333 East 11th Avenue)

On February 17, 2015, Vancouver City Council concluded a Public Hearing on this matter and referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on March 3, 2015, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents will be considered by Council:

Minutes 2 of this agenda package also refers.

(Councillor Ball absent for all of this item at Public Hearing, and therefore ineligible to vote as per Section 18.27 of the Procedure By-law)

Added Item – February 27, 2015

  1. REZONING: 450 Gore Avenue

On February 26, 2015, Vancouver City Council concluded a Public Hearing on this matter and referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on March 3, 2015, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents will be considered by Council:

(Councillors Ball, Jang and Meggs absent for all of this item at Public Hearing, and therefore ineligible to vote as per Section 18.27 of the Procedure By-law))

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Revision to 2015 Council Meetings Schedule

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. 2014 Q4 Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts
  2. Revisions to BIA Processes and Requirements
  3. Request to the Province for Amendments to the Business Improvement Area Provisions of the Vancouver Charter

POLICY REPORTS

  1. CD-1 Rezoning – 126, 136, 146, 156, 166 and 168 East 35th Avenue
  2. CD-1 Rezoning – 5037, 5067 and 5087 Main Street
  3. Proposed Amendments to the Downtown Official Development Plan (DODP) including new housing definitions applicable to all areas within the DODP and including amendments to implement the West End and Downtown Eastside plans

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS

  1. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 609 Heatley Avenue
  2. A By-law to amend Building By-law No. 10908 regarding housekeeping amendments to definition of “owner” and letters of undertaking

  3. A By-law to amend By-law No. 11160 in relation to Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (960-968 Kingsway and 955 East 19th Avenue)
  4. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (1010 East 21st Avenue – Wickson House)

Councillor Ball not present for this item at Public Hearing

MOTIONS

  1. Administrative Motions
  2. Approval of Form of Development – 5129-5169 Cambie Street

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

  1. Motions on Notice
  2. Support for UBCM Resolution LR2

MOVER: Councillor Reimer
SECONDER: Councillor

  1. Pursuing a No Sewage Discharge Zone for Burrard Inlet

MOVER: Councillor Carr
SECONDER: Councillor

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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 http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150304/cfsc20150304ag.htm

Updated: February 27, 2015

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

REVISED AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:
• If you would like to speak at this meeting, please call Lori Isfeld, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6355 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 live video stream of the meeting will be available at
http://civic.neulion.com/cityofvancouver/. An archive of the video stream will be available the day following the meeting.

UPDATED PRINTABLE AGENDA

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

  1. Recognizing Pat Quinn’s Contributions to Vancouver
  1. Approval of Commercial Drive BIA Renewal & Hastings North BIA Expansion
  1. Reallocation of Phase II Grant for Historic Green House at 1885 Venables Street at Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Requires eight affirmative votes

Added item – February 27, 2015

  1. Contract Award for Supply and Delivery of Heavy Duty Fire Apparatus

Where applicable, interested parties have been notified regarding the above noted items.

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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, March 4, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Item 3 requires eight affirmative votes.

BY-LAWS

  1. A By-law to amend Street Name By-law No. 4054 regarding Pat Quinn Way

Subject to approval of Item 1

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 http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150304/cpah20150304.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

CHAUFFEUR’S PERMIT APPEAL HEARING

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Agendas and reports are available on the City of Vancouver web site at http://vancouver.ca/meetingschedule approximately one week before the meeting date.
  • Minutes are generally available on the web site within two days following the meeting.

For information please call Leslie Tuerlings, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7015 or email leslie.tuerlings@vancouver.ca

Printable Agenda

  1. Lakhvir Sidhu

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, a Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing will take place in the Council Chamber to determine whether or not the Chief Constable’s refusal to issue a Chauffeur’s Permit to Lakhvir Sidhu should be upheld or overturned.

Iain Dixon, Law Department, will represent the City of Vancouver. Mr. Sidhu will represent himself.

  1. Bhagat Sandhu

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, a Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing will take place in the Council Chamber to determine whether or not the Chief Constable’s refusal to issue a Chauffeur’s Permit to Bhagat Sandhu should be upheld or overturned.

Iain Dixon, Law Department, will represent the City of Vancouver. Mr. Sandhu will represent himself.

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cancelled:Public Hearing (originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015)

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http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20150302/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Park Board Committee Meeting – February 16, 2015

CHAIR’S REPORT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. REPORT: 2015 Operating and Capital Budget PDF
2015 Operating & Capital Budget – Appendices PDF

The following refers:

Vancouver City Council will meet to hear from speakers on the 2015 Operating and Capital Budget at:

*Vancouver City Council will vote on the 2015 Budget at the Regular Council meeting on March 3, 2015.
City’s Budget information page http://vancouver.ca/your-government/budgets.aspx

2. REPORT: 2014-2015 Fees and Charges Changes PDF
2014-15 Fees and Charges – Appendix A PDF

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NOTICE

A Regular Board meeting will be convened immediately following the Park Board Committee
meeting.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA

THAT the Board will go into a meeting on March 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Board Meeting – January 19, 2015
2. Regular Board Meeting – February 16, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

REPORT OF THE PARK BOARD COMMITTEE

1. Park Board Committee Meeting
Monday, March 2, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

NOTICE OF MOTION

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.

 

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