Love locks at Park Board on July 6th

"Love locks" on Fraser River in New Westminster

“Love locks” on the Fraser River in New Westminster

The Park Board agenda for Monday, July 6th includes a long awaited staff report on a “love locks” concept plan.

love locksCity staff have produced a shortlist of locations for the love locks that include English Bay Beach, Kitsilano Beach and Queen Elizabeth Park; staff also considered Jericho Beach and Prospect Point as potential locations.

An upcoming public consultation process will be used to help determine the location for the love locks. The report recommends that a custom sculpture be built to accommodate the locks, following the examples of Toronto, Seoul and Moscow:

“the on-going appearance of love locks in Vancouver presents an opportunity for the Park Board to create a permanent, structurally safe home for love locks in a park setting. To overcome risks, the best opportunity for love locks is to fabricate a custom sculpture built by a local artist or designer.”

Last year, Commissioner John Coupar put forward a motion to ask staff to find a permanent home for love locks (further details can be found in our previous post, Where should the love locks go? July 22, 2014).

Park Board staff will also include an update from the Trans and Gender Variant Inclusion Working Group at the meeting. A report on the renewal of operating agreements with Lawn Bowling Clubs will be examined by the Board. Finally, a report on a YMCA Childcare at Champlain Community School will be reviewed.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the full agenda of the Park Board meeting below:

http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20150706/index.htm

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION  PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, July 6, 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 – June 22, 2015

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: YMCA Childcare at Champlain Community School

2. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: Lawn Bowling Clubs – Operating Agreement Renewal

3. PRESENTATION:  Trans* and Gender Variant Inclusion Working Group Update

4. REPORT BACK:  Love Locks Concept Plan

* * * * *

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 July 20, 2015, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the City or Park Board;

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

(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.

ITEMS ARISING FROM THE “IN CAMERA” MEETING OF JUNE 22, 2015

Park Board made the following appointments to the Trans* and Gender Variant Inclusion Steering Committee for the term of July2015 – July 2017:

  • Aftab Erfan
  • Cindy Holmes
  • Jazmine Khan
  • Dora Ng
  • Kai Scott
  • Jaedyn Starr
  • Lori Shenher
  • Kira Yee

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Board Meeting – June 22, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, July 6, 2015
Approval of recommendations and actions.

STAFF REPORTS

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

MOTIONS

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

1. Jericho Lands – Park Board Involvement
MOVER: Commissioner Evans
SECONDER:

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

* * * * *

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.

love locks

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