Council and Park Board Preview July 20-22: Burrard Bridge, Campaign Finance reform, Election review, Shaughnessy heritage protection, SRA bylaw and more

Burrard Bridge

$35 million worth of Burrard Bridge upgrades are recommended by City Staff

Vancouver City Council and Park Board will have their final week of meetings before the summer break.

On Monday, July 20th, Park Board will review a report entitled Creating Greater Community Engagement. The report recommends that the Board hold an Open Town Hall meeting in October of 2015, followed with 3 similar meetings in different parts of the City. The Town Halls would be more open-ended than normal Park Board meetings, and residents will be allowed to submit questions to the Board. These Town Halls will also look at specific topics of interest to the community. Also at the meeting, a motion on notice by Commissioner Evans will be considered for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations Review and Park Board response.

Vancouver City Council will kick off the week with a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21st. The rezoning of 21-storey tower at 1754-1722 Pendrell Street is the first agenda item as “unfinished business” from a previous public hearing. Grants for Homelessness Action week and SRO upgrades will be reviewed. A report on the 2014 Municipal Election will be considered (for more details, see our previous post). The current state of the Capital Budget will be reviewed.

A motion on notice to support a call for a federal party election debate on municipal issues will be put forward by Councillor Louie, while Mayor Robertson will move a motion for supporting Trans Equality and an Inclusive Vancouver.

IMPORTANT: Finally, Councillor Carr will introduce a motion that seeks local election finance reform in a response the Province’s new election spending limits report. If any speakers sign up for the motions on notice, they will likely be heard at the committee meeting on Wednesday.

The Public Hearing at 6pm on Tuesday, July 21st only has one item to consider. Council will look at introducing further heritage conservation measures in the First Shaughnessy District.

The proposed $35 million worth of upgrades to the Burrard Bridge and surrounding streets is on the agenda for the Planning, Transportation and Environment Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd. SRO Bylaw amendments will be discussed, and speakers will be heard to this item that would strongly discourage the conversion of Single Room Accommodation to other uses. A primary liquor licence application for the Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Burrard Street will go before Council.

The City of Vancouver Directors (all from Vision) who are on the Metro Vancouver Board are not yet off the hook for the summer. There will be one final Metro Vancouver board meeting before the summer break, on Friday, July 31, 2015 (the meeting agenda is not available yet).

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

Park Board – Monday, July 20, 2015
http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2015/20150720/index.htm

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

Date:
Monday, July 20, 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 – July 6, 2015

CHAIR’S REPORT

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEM

1. REPORT Back:  Creating Greater Community Engagement 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

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Board Meeting – July 6, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, July 20, 2015
Approval of recommendations and actions.

STAFF REPORTS

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

MOTIONS

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

1. Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations Review PDF
MOVER: Commissioner Evans
SECONDER:

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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Regular Council – Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 9:30am
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150721/regu20150721ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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

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;(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting 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 – July 7, 2015PDF

2. Regular Council (City Finance and Services) – July 8, 2015PDF

Added Item – July 15, 2015

3. Public Hearing – July 13, 2015PDF 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. REZONING: 1754-1772 Pendrell Street

On July 13, 2015, Council concluded the Public Hearing on this matter, and referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, as Unfinished Business.

Please refer to the following documents:

Summary and RecommendationPDF
Policy Report dated June 16, 2015PDF

Councillors Deal and Stevenson were not present at the Public Hearing, and are therefore ineligible to vote.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. 2015 Homelessness Action Week (HAW) GrantsPDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

2. Grants to Support Upgrading of SROsPDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

3. Single Room Accommodation Permit for Low Young Court (406 Union Street)PDF

4. 2014 Municipal Election ReviewPDF

5. 2015 Q2 Capital Budget Adjustments and CloseoutsPDF

POLICY REPORTS

1. CD-1 Rezoning: 6929-6969 Cambie Street and 515 West 54th AvenuePDF

2. CD-1 Rezoning: 7510-7554 Cambie StreetPDF

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS 1-27 PDF

LINK TO BY-LAWS 20-28PDF

1. A By-law to amend Area Specific Development Cost Levy By-law No. 9418 regarding Arbutus, Burrard Slopes, Cedar Cottage/Welwyn Street, Dundas/Wall and Triangle West projects and levies

2. A By-law to amend Vancouver Development Cost Levy By-law 9755 regarding Arbutus, Burrard Slopes, Cedar Cottage/Welwyn Street, Dundas/Wall and Triangle West projects and levies

3. A By-law to amend Area Specific Development Cost Levy By-law No. 9418 regarding 2015 rate adjustments

4. A By-law to amend Vancouver Development Cost Levy By-law No. 9755 regarding 2015 rate adjustments

5. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (3501-3523 East Hastings Street)

6. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (3503-3523 East Hastings Street and 394-398 Skeena Street)

(Councillor De Genova not on Council at the time of the Public Hearing; Councillor Jang not present at the Public Hearing, but on July 7, 2015, advised he had reviewed the proceedings and is therefore eligible to vote)

7. A By-law to amend the Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (1155 Thurlow Street)

8. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking requirements (1155 Thurlow Street)

9. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (1155 Thurlow Street)

(Councillor De Genova not on Council at the time of Public Hearing; Councillors Affleck and Louie not present at the Public Hearing, but on June 9, 2015, advised they had reviewed the proceedings and are therefore eligible to vote)

10. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 regarding 275 Kingsway (333 East 11th Avenue)

11. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 regarding 275 Kingsway (333 East 11th Avenue)

(Councillor Ball not present at the Public Hearing; Councillors Ball and Jang not present at the Regular Council meeting where decision was made. On July 7, 2015, both Councillors advised they had reviewed the proceedings and are therefore eligible to vote)

12. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (3030 East Broadway)

(Councillor De Genova not on Council at the time of Public Hearing; Councillor Deal not present for this item at Public Hearing)

13. A By-law to regulate standards for fire safety in buildings and facilities and to adopt the British Columbia Fire Code

14. A By-law to amend Ticket Offences By-law No. 9360 regarding certain offences pursuant to the 2015 Fire By-law

15. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (5037-5067 and 5087 Main Street)

(Councillor De Genova not present for this item at Public Hearing due to Conflict of Interest)

16. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 7350 Fraser Street

17. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 4570 regarding 445 Southwest Marine Drive (Marine Gardens)

(Councillors Ball, Jang and Meggs not present for all or a portion of this item at Public Hearing)

18. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (984 West Broadway)

(Councillors Affleck, Ball, Carr and De Genova not on Council at the time of Public Hearing)

19. A By-law to amend Ticket Offenses By-law No. 9360 regarding housekeeping amendments related to enforcing the Water Shortage Response By-law and the Water Works By-law

20.       A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 regarding 162 West 1st Avenue (Theatre Centre)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

21.       A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 regarding text amendments to RM-5, RM-5A, RM-5B, RM-5C and RM-5D Districts Schedule

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

22.       A By-law to amend Downtown Official Development Plan By-law No. 4912 regarding miscellaneous text amendments

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

23.       A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 11194 (508 West 28th Avenue and 4439-4461 Cambie Street)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

24.       A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 11108 (563-571 West King Edward Avenue)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

25.       A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 11020 (8175 Cambie Street, 519 Southwest Marine Drive and 8180-8192 Lord Street)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

26.       A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 10934 (516 West 50th Avenue and 6629-6709 Cambie Street)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

27.       A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 8978 (1001-1015 Denman Street)

(Councillor Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

28.       A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 regarding a sign at 520 West Georgia Street (Telus Garden retractable screen sign)

(Councillors Ball and Jang absent for this item at Public Hearing)

 

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 501 West 26th Avenue, formerly 4139-4187 Cambie StreetPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

2. Approval of Form of Development – 521 West King Edward Avenue, formerly 563-571 West King Edward AvenuePDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

3. Approval of Form of Development – 333 East 11th Avenue, formerly 275 KingswayPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

4. Approval of Form of Development – 984 West BroadwayPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

Subject to approval of By-law 18

B. Motions on Notice

1. Election 2015: Call for a Federal Party Leaders Debate on Municipal IssuesPDF

MOVER: Acting Mayor Louie
SECONDER: Mayor Gregor Robertson

2. Request for Leave of Absence – Councillor BallPDF

MOVER: Councillor
SECONDER: Councillor

3. Supporting Trans Equality and an Inclusive VancouverPDF

MOVER: Mayor Robertson
SECONDER: Councillor

4. Vancouver Response to Recommendations of the Special Committee on Local Election Expense LimitsPDF

MOVER: Councillor Carr
SECONDER:

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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Public Hearing – July 21, 2015, 6pm
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150721/phea20150721ag.htm

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you would like to speak at the Public Hearing please email publichearing@vancouver.ca or call 604.829.4238.
  • You can also register on the day of the Hearing, between 5:30 and 6 pm, or 30 minutes before the hearing starts, at City Hall. For more information on Public Hearings, please visit vancouver.ca/publichearings.
  • You can also 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.

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

1. REZONING: First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area

Summary and Recommendation PDF
Draft By-law to adopt a Development Plan regarding heritage conservation areas as an Official Development Plan PDF
Draft Heritage Procedure By-law PDF
Draft Heritage Property Standards of Maintenance By-law PDF
Draft By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to create a new district schedule for First Shaughnessy PDF
Draft By-law to amend Heritage By-law No. 4837 regarding heritage alteration permits, heritage conservation areas and protected heritage property PDF
Draft By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to First Shaughnessy District PDF
Policy Report dated May 29, 2015 PDF

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

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Planning, Transportation and Environment Committee – July 22, 2015, 9:30am
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150722/ptec20150722ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENT AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 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 e mail 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.

PRINTABLE AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. SRO Actions and Proposed Single Room Accommodation By-law Amendments

At the Regular Council meeting on July 7, 2015, Council received an presentation on the above-noted Policy Report dated June 29, 2015 and associated Memorandum dated July 6, 2015. Subsequently, in accordance with the Vancouver Charter requirement for public notice of the proposed by-law amendments, Council referred the matter to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation and Environment meeting on July 22, 2015, to hear from speakers.

Policy Report dated June 29, 2015 PDF

Memorandum dated July 6, 2015 PDF

2. Burrard Bridge Upgrades and North Intersection Improvements PDF

3. Davie Village Plaza, Public Space Improvements and Jim Deva’s Commemoration PDF

4. Proposed Amendment to Subdivision By-law 5208 – Reclassification of
486 E 51st Avenue, 6707 St. George Street and 400 – 600 Block of East 52nd Avenue,
Exclusive of 585, 617, 639 and 659 East 52nd Avenue
PDF

5. 2014 / 2015 Animal Welfare Grants PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

6. 2110 Burrard Street – Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership
Liquor Primary Licence Application – Liquor Establishment Class 5
Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue – Movie Theatre
PDF

7. 2015 UBCM Conference – Sponsorship of Delegate Workshops PDF

ADDED ITEMS

8. Vancouver Sport Hosting Grant – 2015 Spring Intake Allocations PDF

Requires eight affirmative votes

9. By-law Amendments to Support Water Shortage Response PDF

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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 Planning, Transportation and Environment
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Item 5 requires eight affirmative votes.

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to amend Single Room Accommodation By-law No. 8733 regarding conversion charges and minor renovations PDF

Subject to approval of Item 1

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