Week in Civic Politics Preview May 11-15: Downtown Post Office & Sinclair Centre rezoning reports, Salt Marsh Project, Commemorative Trees & Shrubs, and more

Post Office DowntownThree meetings of Vancouver City Council are scheduled for May 12th and 13th, 2015. There’s also a Park Board meeting on May 11th and an important Metro Vancouver Board meeting set for Friday, May 15th.

The Park Board meeting on Monday, May 11th will look at a Salt Marsh Project in New Brighton Park. A special event for a concert for the Clean-up the Ocean Initiative is requested in Stanley Park. A Women’s World Cup 2015 report will be reviewed by the Board and a motion on notice for the Commemorative Trees and Shrubs will be introduced. We are pleased to remind people that as of last month, Park Board meetings are now captured on live and archived web video.

The Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, May 12th will include reports on transportation monitoring as well as pedestrian and cycling safety studies. A grant request for extending and upgrading the Adanac Bikeway will be examined. A series of tax levy adjustments are on the agenda; the adjusted taxable value for all class 1 residential properties in the City exceeds $200 billion. Motions on Notice for Protecting Vancouver’s Recreational Water Quality and Increased Protection for Tenants and Vancouver’s Rental Housing Stock will be debated. On Tuesday, a Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing will be held at 6pm.

The City Finance and Services Committee on Wednesday, May 13th includes a report on the Former Vancouver Post Office at 349 West Georgia. Staff recommend that a minimum of 7.0 FSR of commercial office space be provided on the site, and they also see opportunity for residential condo towers with some heritage retention. Bentall Kennedy, the developer of the Post Office site was a donor to Vision Vancouver in 2011 and 2014.

Sinclair CentreA further rezoning of a the CD-1 site for the Sinclair Centre will also be considered by the City to increase the density and height on the property. The approval of $927,500 in matching grants to 13 Chinese societies for use in building upgrades is to be considered; this item requires 8 affirmative votes.

On Friday, May 15th, Metro Vancouver Board will hold important meetings to discuss the 2014 financial statement for the region, the board will examine reductions in SO2  emissions (sulfur dioxide, from refineries & shipping) and discuss PPP funding to upgrade the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. Metro Board will also review an Assessment of the Impacts of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the meeting agendas below.

http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150512/regu20150512ag.htm

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

PRINTABLE AGENDAPDF

ROLL CALL

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;

(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 – April 28, 2015PDF

2. Public Hearing – April 28, 2015PDF

3. Regular Council (Planning, Transportation and Environment) – April 29, 2015PDF

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Transportation Monitoring

Jerry Dobrovolny, Acting General Manager of Engineering Services, and Lon LaClaire, Acting Director of Transportation, to present on this matter.

2. Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Studies

Jerry Dobrovolny, Acting General Manager of Engineering Services, and Lon LaClaire, Acting Director of Transportation, to present on this matter.

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Revision to 2015 Council Meetings SchedulePDF

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Grant Application for Active Transportation ProjectPDF

2. Grant to Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS) for Vancouver Rent Bank 2015 to 2017PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

3. 2015 Property Taxation: Taxation By-laws and Averaging ResolutionsPDF

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 Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (508 West 28th Avenue and 4439-4461 Cambie Street)

2. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (357, 375 and 391 West King Edward Avenue)

3. A By-law to Amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (2806 Cambie Street, 2850 Cambie Street, 454 West 12th Avenue and 465 West 13th Avenue)

(Councillor Meggs not present at the Regular Council meeting where the decision was made and Councillor De Genova not on Council at the time of Public Hearing. Councillor Louie not present for this item at Public Hearing, however on March 24, 2015, he advised he had reviewed the proceedings, and he is therefore eligible to vote on the by-law.)

4. A By-law to amend Vehicles for Hire By-law No. 6066 regarding housekeeping

5. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (5430-5450 Oak Street)

(Councillor Ball absent for this item at Public Hearing.)

6. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (5508-5542 Oak Street)
(Councillor Ball absent for this item at Public Hearing.)

7. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (6070-6090 Oak Street)

(Councillor Ball absent for this item at Public Hearing.)

8. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (2546 West 3rd Avenue – Harrington House)

9. A By-law to authorize Council entering into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the Owner of Heritage Property (2546 West 3rd Avenue – Harrington House)

10. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (1836 West 12th Avenue – Fox Residence)

11. A By-law to authorize Council entering into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the Owner of Heritage Property (1836 West 12th Avenue – Fox Residence)

12. A By-law to levy rates on all taxable real property in the city of Vancouver, to raise a sum which added to the estimated revenue of the City of Vancouver from other sources, will be sufficient to pay all debts and obligations of the City of Vancouver falling due within the year 2015 and not otherwise provided for
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

13. A By-law to levy a rate on property to raise monies required to be paid to the Greater Vancouver Regional District
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

14. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 10933 (2610 Victoria Drive)

15. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 311 East 6th Avenue

 MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 1108 Pendrell StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

2. 2015 Tax Levies for Provincial SchoolsPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

3. 2015 Tax Levies for South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (“Translink”)PDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

4. 2015 Tax Levies for British Columbia Assessment AuthorityPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3

5. 2015 Tax Levies for Municipal Finance Authority of British ColumbiaPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 3
6. Approval of Form of Development – 6074 Oak Street, formerly 6070-6090 Oak StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of By-law 7

7. Approval of Form of Development – 5500 Oak Street, formerly 5508-5542 Oak StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of By-law 6

8. Approval of Form of Development – 5444 Oak Street, formerly 5430-5450 Oak StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor
Subject to approval of By-law 5

B. Motions on Notice

1. Protecting Vancouver’s Recreational Water QualityPDF

MOVER: Councillor Carr
SECONDER: Councillor

2. Request for Leave of Absence – Councillor StevensonPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

3. Increased Protection for Tenants and Vancouver’s Rental Housing StockPDF

MOVED: Councillor Meggs
SECONDER: Councillor

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150512/cpah20150512ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

CHAUFFEUR’S PERMIT APPEAL HEARING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall
PANELMEMBERS: Councillor Elizabeth Ball, Chair
Councillor Raymond Louie
Councillor Andrea Reimer
Councillor Adriane Carr (Alternate)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Minutes are generally available on the web site within two days following the meeting.

For information please call Bonnie Kennett, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7269 or e-mail bonnie.kennett@vancouver.ca

Printable Agenda PDF

1.       Rajinder Singh Toor – CANCELLED

2.       Sunny Singh Dhanda

On Tuesday, May 12, 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 Sunny Singh Dhanda should be upheld or overturned.

Adeline Kong, Law Department, will represent the City of Vancouver. Mr. Dhanda will represent himself.

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http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150513/cfsc20150513ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 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 Leslie Tuerlings, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7015 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.
  • 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.

Printable Agenda PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Chinese Society Buildings Matching Grant Allocations – 2015 PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

2. Contract Award for Supply and Delivery of Various Light Duty Vehicles PDF

3. Issues Report – Proposed Rezoning – Sinclair Centre – 757 West Hastings Street PDF

4. Issues Report – Former Vancouver Post Office (349 West Georgia Street) – Proposed Rezoning PDF

* * * * *

NOTICE

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

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
AGENDA

ROLL CALL

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1. Standing Committee of Council on City Finance and Services
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Item 1 requires eight affirmative votes.

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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Park Board

http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20150511/index.htm

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION  PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, May 11, 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 – April 27, 2015

CHAIR’S REPORT

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

  1. REPORT: New Brighton Park Salt Marsh Project – Design and Consultation Process PDF
  2. REPORT: Special Event – Clean-up the Ocean Concert PDF

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NOTICE

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

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AGENDA

PLEASE NOTE:  Regular Board meeting items are not available for speaker registration. To hear from delegations on a topic, the Board will refer the item to a future Committee meeting.

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA

THAT the Board will go into a meeting on May 25, 2015, 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 – April 27, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, May 11, 2015 Approval of recommendations and actions.

STAFF REPORTS

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

PRESENTATIONS

  1. REPORT REFERENCE:  Women’s World Cup 2015

MOTIONS

MOTION ON NOTICE

  1. Commemorative Trees and Shrubs PDF
    MOVER:  Commissioner Evans
    SECONDER:

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.

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