City Council Preview April 5-6: Emergency Preparedness, Neighbourhood Grocery Stores, AirBnB, Council salary raise, 6505 Main rezoning and more

Neighbourhood Grocery Stores

City Council is set for a moderately busy week with three meetings scheduled for April 5th and 6th, 2016.

The Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, April 5th will mark the start of Emergency Preparedness Week. A staff presentation on Disaster Support Hubs is planned (an important topic, in order to increase our resilience to earthquakes and storms).

City Council will be voting on whether or not to approve a bylaw change that will retroactively provide a pay raise to City Councillors and Park Board Commissioners.

A $500,000 grant to the Salsbury Community Society for Social and Supportive Housing (at 1723 Victoria Drive) will be considered; this is to help realize a project to construct 26 units of non-market housing. A number of Motions on Notice are on the agenda, including an item to expedite the ‘Little Italy’ designation of Commercial Drive and a motion to look at the issues with Short-Term Rentals arising from new technologies such as AirBnB (in the tight Vancouver rental market).

The Public Hearing for 6pm on Tuesday, April 5th will review 5 items. The first item is an omnibus set of bylaw changes. Neighbourhood Grocery Stores (such as Le Marché St. George) will be allowed to sell coffee and prepared foods. However, the rules seek to “restrict indoor and outdoor seating to a total of 16“, and these numbers might be insufficient. Additional zoning bylaw changes include relatively open-ended density increases for several commercial districts for buildings that include a Cultural Facility (no maximum FSR is specified).

A Heritage Revitalization Agreement for 2088 Charles Street will be reviewed at the Public Hearing. The rezoning of a 6-storey building at 6505 Main Street is to be considered, another six-storey building proposal at 5021-5079 Quebec Street will be examined, and a Cambie corridor proposal for a 6-storey apartment building at 526-548 West King Edward Avenue will be reviewed.

The Council Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 6th includes an item for safe access to City Services for residents with an uncertain or with no immigration status. An update on funding for Active Transportation projects will be examined. A number of Culture Grant Allocations for 2016 and Community Service and Other Grants will be reviewed.

The Park Board meeting planned for Monday, April 4th has been cancelled. For reference, the full meeting agendas are reproduced below:

http://council.vancouver.ca/20160405/regu20160405ag.htm

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA  (Updated: April 1, 2016)

DATE: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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

PROCLAMATION – Emergency Preparedness Week

CONDOLENCES – Jody Taylor

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:

(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;

(h) an administrative tribunal hearing or potential administrative tribunal hearing affecting the city, other than a hearing to be conducted by the Council or a delegate of Council;

(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 Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Council – March 8, 2016PDF

2. Public Hearing – March 8, 2016PDF

3. Regular Council (City Finance and Services) – March 9, 2016PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Earthquake Preparedness Strategy Update – Disaster Support Hubs

Daniel Stevens, Director of Emergency Management, to present on the above-noted matter.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Closure and Sale of a Portion of Lane Adjacent to 3205 to 3221 West 41st AvenuePDF

2. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) and Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) Membership Fees for 2016 to 2017PDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

3. Atira Development Society – New Housing Agreement and DCL Reimbursement – 41 East Hastings StreetPDF

4. Grant to Salsbury Community Society for Social and Supportive Housing (1870 East 1st Avenue / 1723 Victoria Drive)PDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWSPDF

LINK TO BY-LAWS 14-16PDF

1. A By-law to amend Health By-law No. 9535 regarding regulation of smoking in plazas

2. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding plazas

3. A By-law to amend Ticket Offences By-law No. 9360 regarding certain offences pursuant to the Street and Traffic By-law and the Health By-law

4. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2015 costs for the East Hastings Collective Parking Project

5. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2015 costs for the South Fraser Collective Parking Project

6. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2015 maintenance costs for the Trounce Alley and Blood Alley Square Local Improvement Project

7. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (3819 Boundary Road (3680-3684 East 22nd Avenue)

(Councillors Affleck, Ball and Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

8. A By-law to amend the Electrical By-law No. 5563 regarding adoption of the Canadian Electrical Code, 23rd Edition and housekeeping

9. A By-law regarding Mayor and Councillor Remuneration

10. A By-law regarding Park Board Remuneration

11. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (408-488 West King Edward Avenue)
(Councillors Ball, Jang and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

12. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (7510-7554 Cambie Street)
(Councillor Reimer absent for this item at Public Hearing)

13. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (450 Gore Avenue)
(Councillors Ball, Jang and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

Added Items – April 1, 2016

14. A By-law to amend the Zoning & Development By-law regarding CD-1 (618) (988 West Broadway – Amendments regarding density and height)

(Mayor Robertson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

15. A By-law to amend License By-law No. 4450 Regarding urban farming

16. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law 3575 Regarding Urban Farms

(Councillor Louie absent for this item at Public Hearing)

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 984 West BroadwayPDF

2. Approval of Form of Development – 3488 Sawmill CrescentPDF

3. Closure and Sale of a Portion of Lane Adjacent to 3205 to 3221 West 41st AvenuePDF

Subject to approval of Administrative Report 1

4. Urban Farm GuidelinesPDF

5. Approval of Form of Development – 438 West King Edward AvenuePDF

Subject to approval of By-law 11

6. Approval of Form of Development – 303 East Pender StreetPDF

Subject to approval of By-law 13

B. Motions on Notice

1. BECAUSE IT’S 2016: Action on Gender EqualityPDF

(Note: Currently the appointments to Advisory Panels are screened by the Nomination Sub-Committee. Councillor Andrea Reimer has been a member of the Nomination Sub-Committee since 2011 and Vision Vancouver Councillors have held a majority on this Sub-Committee since December 2008)

2. Expediting the Official Designation of “Little Italy” in time for “Italian Day on The Drive” in June 2016PDF

3. City Mentorship Program for WomenPDF

4. Request for Leaves of AbsencePDF

5. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in SchoolsPDF

6. New Action to Enhance Safety for Pedestrians and CyclistsPDF

7. Action to Strengthen Regulation of Short-Term RentalsPDF

8. Addressing Vancouver’s Housing Affordability CrisisPDF

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160405/phea20160405ag.htm

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

Printable Agenda PDF

ROLL CALL

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

1. TEXT AMENDMENT: Miscellaneous Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law, the Downtown Official Development Plan, the Downtown-Eastside/ Oppenheimer Official Development Plan, the RM-7 and RM-7N Guidelines and the License By-law

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated February 10, 2016 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

Draft By-law – Downtown Official Development Plan (DODP) PDF

Draft By-law – Downtown-Eastside/Oppenheimer Official Development Plan (DEODP) PDF

2. HERITAGE DESIGNATION AND HERITAGE REVITALIZATION AGREEMENT (HRA): 2088 Charles Street (Carlsen Residence)

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated March 15, 2016 PDF

Draft By-law – Heritage Revitalization Agreement PDF

Draft By-law – Heritage Designation PDF

3. REZONING: 5021-5079 Quebec Street

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated February 23, 2016 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

4. REZONING: 526-548 West King Edward Avenue

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated February 23, 2016 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

5. REZONING: 6505, 6507 and 6541 Main Street

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Policy Report dated February 11, 2016 PDF

Draft By-law – Zoning and Development PDF

Draft By-law – Sign PDF

Correspondence:

Distribution Date Support Opposed Other
April 1, 2016
0
2 PDF
0
April 4, 2016
0
2 PDF
0

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160406/pspc20160406ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON POLICY AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:
• If you would like to speak at this meeting, please email speaker.request@vancouver.ca, or call Donald Kinloch, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7050.
• 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

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Naming of New Street – Jack Uppal Street PDF

2. Administration of Naloxone by Vancouver Firefighters in Suspected or Confirmed Opiate Overdoses

Chief John McKearney, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services, to present on this matter.

3. Access to City Services Without Fear Policy for Residents With Uncertain or No Immigration Status  PDF

4. Funding Applications for Active Transportation Projects PDF

5. 2016 Community Services and Other Social Grants PDF

Recommendations A through K require eight affirmative votes

6. 2016 Culture Grants Allocations PDF

Recommendations A and B require eight affirmative votes

7. Contract Award for Construction of Sewer Separation PDF

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 Policy and Strategic Priorities
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Approval of recommendations and actions

Note:

Item 5 – Recommendations A through K require eight affirmative votes; and
Item 6 – Recommendations A and B require eight affirmative votes

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to amend Street Name By-law No. 4054 regarding Jack Uppal Street PDF

Subject to approval of Item 1

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