City Council & Park Board preview May 30 – June 1: Smithe & Richards Park, Oakridge Centre, CAC and DCL reports, more

City HallThis week of May 30, 2016, there is one Park Board, one Regular Council, and one Council Committee meeting.

Below is our quick review of some highlights of the meeting agendas, some media links, and the excerpts of the agendas. Please follow the links for the most up-to-date agendas and related reports, as they often change before the meeting.

The PARK BOARD meeting starting at 7 pm on Monday, May 30, the main topic on the agenda is a report on the proposed “New Downtown Park at Smithe and Richards – Final Design Plan.” CityHallWatch commented on this topic previously, noting possible inspiration from other cities. The staff report says that the park  will serve “a diverse community of 11,000 residents and nearly 18,000 employees that live and work within a 5-minute walk to the park.” Considerable resources are going into this, at $6 million, for an area of about 0.8 acres. (It is interesting to contrast this with the proposal to take away an open playing field from the East Fraserlands to build a childcare facility for another neighbourhood — see Riverfront Ruckus and agenda for May 31.) In addition, Commissioner Coupar is proposing a motion on “Expediting New Outdoor Pools.” Did you know this? “Compared to other major Canadian cities, Vancouver is dramatically underserved in terms of outdoor pool facilities, having the fewest number of outdoor pools of all major Canadian cities”? Montreal (pop. 3,824,211) has 74, Toronto (pop. 2,791,140) has 57, Winnipeg (pop. 699,346) has 10, Ottawa (pop. 856,650) has 9, Calgary (pop. 1,195,194) has 7, Edmonton (pop. 835,000) has 5. And Vancouver (pop. 680,000 — but is that correct?) has only 3 outdoor pools. Coupar is asking that the Park Board “direct staff to explore quick start strategies, including the reallocation of existing capital funding, to expedite the construction of new outdoor pools in the City of Vancouver.” Meanwhile, Commissioner Mackinnon has a motion on a “Barrier-Free BC,” calling on the Park Board to “formally support the Barrier-Free BC movement that calls upon BC’s Legislative Assembly to enact a strong and effective British Columbians with Disabilities Act.” Watch the meeting video online live or archived, or attend in person.

REGULAR COUNCIL meets from 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 31. Some of the key business of the meeting includes reports from staff on crucial topics relating to housing, homelessness, and financing related to development. Key questions: Is the City sufficiently transparent in how charges are negotiated and calculated? Is the  City getting enough back from developers in return for the huge amount of rezoning and development being permitted? This is core business of the municipal government.

  • 2015 Housing and Homelessness Strategy Report Card: Part Two
  • Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency Update
  • 2015 Annual Report on Community Amenity Contributions and Density Bonusing
  • 2015 Annual Report on Development Cost Levies
  • Temporary Heritage Protection – 1550 West 29th Avenue 
  • City-wide Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Policy Update

Motions:

Regarding the second motion (Burrard Bridge), see

The STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON POLICY AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES starts at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 1. Several topics relate to patios, arts, sports. In terms of urban finances and planning, major topics include the Councillors’ Discretionary Fund, and the revised rezoning application for Oakridge Mall (Oakridge Centre).

  • Enlivening Streets and Supporting Businesses with Parklets, Patios and Craft Carts. Staff report on a proposed 3-year program to allow a maximum of 10 restaurants annually to establish additional seating in the parking lane, one of a few recommendations meant to “enliven” Vancouver’s streets. Related article: Parking-space patios pitched to ‘enliven’ Vancouver streets (Eric MacKenzie, 24 Hours Vancouver, 29-May-2016)
  • Public Art Program and Signature Opportunities Update. Related: Statement by Mayor’s website: Mayor Robertson to Support Motion Giving Boost to Public Art. Note: We are not sure if the links go to the political party or to the City of Vancouver.
  • Cultural Spaces Update
  • 2016 Community Arts Grants Allocations
  • Aboriginal Sport Gallery Enhancement
  • Update on the Performing Arts
  • Councillors’ Discretionary Fund – Report Back
  • Directions Report: 650 W 41st Ave (Oakridge Centre) Revised Rezoning Application
  • Animal Welfare Grant 2016
  • Contract Award for Supply and Delivery of Bulldozers

 

For reference, the full meeting agendas are reproduced below:http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2016/20160530/index.htm

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

Date:
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTESPark Board Committee Meeting – May 16, 2016 PDF

CHAIR’S REPORT

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. REPORT: New Downtown Park at Smithe and Richards – Final Design Plan

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NOTICE

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

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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 may refer the item to a future Committee meeting.

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA
THAT the Board will go into a meeting on June 13, 2016, which is 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;

(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 Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTESRegular Board Meeting – May 16, 2016 PDF

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, May 30, 2016
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

BY-LAWS
1. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy By-Law

MOTIONS ON NOTICE
1. Expediting New Outdoor Pools PDF
MOVER: Commissioner Coupar

2. Barrier-Free BC PDF
MOVER: Commissioner Mackinnon

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160531/regu20160531ag.htm

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

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

Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator at 604.871.6353, email laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca.

AGENDA PDF

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;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;

(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;

(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 – May 17, 2016 PDF

2. Public Hearing – May 17, 2016 PDF

3. Regular Council (City Finance and Services) – May 18, 2016 PDF

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. 2015 Housing and Homelessness Strategy Report Card: Part Two

Celine Mauboules, Senior Planner, Housing Policy and Projects, to present on this matter.

Administrative Report dated May 14, 2016, refers. PDF

2. Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency Update

Mukhtar Latif, Chief Housing Officer, to present on this matter.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. 2015 Annual Report on Community Amenity Contributions and Density Bonusing PDF

2. 2015 Annual Report on Development Cost Levies PDF

3. Temporary Heritage Protection – 1550 West 29th Avenue PDF

POLICY REPORTS

1. City-wide Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Policy Update PDF

Referral to Public Hearing

2. CD-1 Rezoning – 1037 West King Edward Avenue PDF

3. CD-1 Rezoning and Heritage Designation – 1872 Parker Street (Brookhouse Residence) PDF

4. CD-1 Rezoning and Heritage Designation – 2308 East 34th Avenue (B&K Grocery) PDF

5. East Fraser Lands: Amendments to the Official Development Plan and Associated CD-1 By-laws PDF

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 Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (1754-1772 Pendrell Street)

(Councillors Deal and Stevenson absent for this item at Public Hearing; Councillor Louie absent for this item at Regular Council where decision was made)

2.           A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (616 Princess Avenue)

(Councillor Jang absent for this item at Public Hearing)

3.           A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 2312-2328 Galt Street

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

None.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Zero Waste 2040 PDF

2. Requests for Leaves of Absence PDF

3. Re-examination of Fencing on the Burrard Bridge PDF

4. Public Art Boost PDF

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160531/crev20160531ag.htm

COURT OF REVISION – LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS AGENDA (Updated May 26, 2016)

DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you wish to speak at the Special Council Meeting, you can register on the evening of the meeting, between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.
  • Agendas and reports are available on the City of Vancouver website at http://vancouver.ca/councilmeetings approximately one week before the meeting date.
  • Minutes are generally available on the website within two days following the meeting.

For information, please call Maria Castro,

Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7269 or e mail maria.castro@vancouver.ca

PRINTABLE AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

RESOLVE INTO COURT OF REVISION

COURT OF REVISION

1. Projects by Petition

The attached Report dated May 31, 2016, entitled “Report of the Collector of Taxes to the Local Improvement Court of Revision No. 636 Projects by Petition” PDF, refers.

Item No. and Designated Area

Traffic Circle:

• 636/001 Pender Street from 137 feet west of Glen Drive to Vernon Drive and Glen Drive from Hastings Street to Keefer Street (traffic circle in the intersection of Pender Street and Glen Drive)

Speed Humps:

• 636/002 Lane east of Rhodes Street from 38th Avenue to 41st Avenue

2. Delegations Concerning Errors

Representatives are received at this time relating only to errors in:

(a) names of property and business owners;
(b) frontage measurements;
(c) any variations of assessment because parcels are unequally benefited or are of abnormal shape or situation.

3. Motion to certify the correctness of the Special Assessment Roll

RISE FROM COURT OF REVISION

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NOTICE

A Special Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Court of Revision meeting for the purpose of determining whether to proceed with the projects and the manner of doing so.

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

ROLL CALL

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

REPORT OF COURT OF REVISION

1. Adopt the Report of the Court of Revision
May 3, 2016

Approval of recommendations and actions.

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

COURT OF REVISION APPLICATIONS

1. Projects by Petition

Item No. Designated Area

Traffic Circle:

• 636/001 Pender Street from 137 feet west of Glen Drive to Vernon Drive and Glen Drive from Hastings Street to Keefer Street (traffic circle in the intersection of Pender Street and Glen Drive)

Speed Humps:

• 636/002 Lane east of Rhodes Street from 38th Avenue to 41st Avenue

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

1. Local Improvement – Subsequent Procedure for Court of Revision – May 3, 2016

The attached Administrative Report dated May 3, 2016 PDF, from the General Manager of Engineering Services, refers.

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160601/pspc20160601ag.htm

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON POLICY AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:
• If you would like to speak at this meeting, please call Donald Kinloch, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.873.7050, 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.

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Enlivening Streets and Supporting Businesses with Parklets, Patios and Craft Carts PDF

2. Public Art Program and Signature Opportunities Update

Richard Newirth, Managing Director, Cultural Services, to present an update.

3. Cultural Spaces Update

Richard Newirth, Managing Director, Cultural Services, to present an update.

4. 2016 Community Arts Grants Allocations PDF

Recommendations require eight affirmative votes

5. Aboriginal Sport Gallery Enhancement PDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

6. Update on the Performing Arts

Sandra Gajic, Director, Civic Theatres, to present an update.

7. Councillors’ Discretionary Fund – Report Back PDF

8. Directions Report: 650 W 41st Ave (Oakridge Centre) Revised Rezoning Application PDF

9. Animal Welfare Grant 2016 PDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

10. Contract Award for Supply and Delivery of Bulldozers 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, June 1, 2016

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Items 4, 5 and 9 require eight affirmative votes.

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 Regarding Floating Signs PDF

(Councillors Jang, Meggs, Reimer and Mayor Robertson absent for this item at Public Hearing)

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A Metro Vancouver Board meeting the previous week (May 27, 2016)

http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/search/Pages/default.aspx

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