Council and Park Board Preview March 6-9th: Ceataceans Report, JOAs, Character Homes, Legalizing Secondary Suites, Tax Averaging, 4/20 permit and more

Another busy week is coming for Vancouver City Council meetings (three in total: Regular, Public Hearing, and Committee) and Park Board (three meetings).

Starting off the week, Park Board has scheduled a meeting on Monday, March 6th at 7pm to discuss a proposed Proposed Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations. As well, the board will consider granting a permit for the 4/20 Vancouver event at Sunset Beach that would include a limited event-specific exemption to the Smoking Regulation Bylaw. [OUTCOME: Commissioners voted to direct staff to consult with CCAs on legal aspects, and rejected a permit for 4/20.]

Park Board will also hold meetings on March 8th and 9th (Wed/Thurs) to review options presented in a staff report on cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium. Public speakers will be heard on Wednesday night starting at 6pm. Speakers can register before noon of March 8th (Wed). The vote and discussions will take place a day later, starting at 6pm on Thursday. The review was prompted in part by the recent deaths of two beluga whales at the Aquarium. The documentary film Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered provides additional information about the live cetaceans display in Stanley Park (watch it online here).

The Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 7th, includes an update on consultation on Character Homes. An update is also planned about the current permit and development process. A motion on notice to consult with local business and stakeholders regarding transportation design for Commercial Drive is on the agenda. Another motion on notice is to find ways to make it easier to legalize secondary suites in duplex and multifamily zoned properties. [OUTCOME on this points. See City website for staff reports. Motion on Commercial Drive was voted down and content referred back to staff. Same with motion on secondary suites. Staff plan a housing update report back on March 28 to include that topic, and detailed proposal in July.]

The Public Hearing scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday, March 7th will review a rezoning proposal for a 12-storey building and 6-storey podium at 371 West 2nd Avenue. A total of 132 condo units are proposed, with a Floor Space Ratio of 4.11 and a total building height of 39.6 metres (130 ft). A Community Amenity Contribution of just $5,452,383 is offered for this spot rezoning from Industrial (M-2) to residential (a CD-1). One of the ways in which Council sometimes considers establishing a CAC value is to take 75% of the land lift before and after the rezoning (although not in this case). The 2017 property assessment was $25,316,000. An open question is whether the property will appreciate more than the value that would have been set by the typical land lift calculation, $7,269,844 (a CAC of $5,452,383 is 75% of this value). Is the City collecting a fair share in CACs?

The Council Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 8th will look at 2017 Property Taxation and Land Assessment Averaging. There’s a contract award for construction work on levels 8 and 9 at the Vancouver Central Library. The renewal of BIAs (Business Improvement Areas) to 7-year terms in Chinatown and Strathcona will be reviewed. The City collects mandatory levies from businesses in BIA catchment areas. The report states: “The proposed BIA levy ranges from $95.85 to $17,166.88 annually, depending upon the assessed value of the property. Forty five properties will have a levy under $500, 237 properties will have a levy between $500 and $2,000, and 133 properties will be charged over $2,000 annually.

The full meeting agendas are reproduced below:http://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2017/20170306/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETIN
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AGENDA

Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:
7:00pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTESPark Board Committee Meeting – February 20, 2017

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS
1.
  Endorsing Vancouver’s Living Wage Certification (for decision)

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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 in March 27, 2017, 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;

(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/Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interest of the city if they were held in public;

ADOPTION OF MINUTES
1.   Special Park Board Meeting – February 8, 9 & 16, 2017

2.   Regular Park Board Meeting – February 20, 2017

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, February 6, 2017
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

STAFF REPORTS

1.   Community Centre Association – Proposed Joint Operating Agreement (decision deferred from Special Meeting)

—- Memorandum on speaker comments from Special Meeting PDF file
—- Memorandum on possible amendments to the JOA PDF file
—- Legal opinion on the Community Centre Investment Fund PDF file 

2.   4/20 Protest Event Permit Application (for decision)

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETINGS:
Special Board Meeting (Cetaceans): Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (& Mar 9 if needed)

Committee & Regular Board:  Monday, March 27, 2017

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170307/regu20170307ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Requests to speak must be received prior to 9:30 am on the day of the meeting.

For information please call Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6353, e mail laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca or Nicole Ludwig, Meeting Coordinator at 604.873.7191, e mail nicole.ludwig@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;(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 – February 21, 2017 PDF

2. Public Hearing – February 21, 2017 PDF

3. Regular Council (Policy and Strategic Priorities) – February 22, 2017 PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Character Home Consultation Update

Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, to present.

2. Permit and Development Process Update

Kaye Krishna, General Manager of Development, Buildings and Licensing, to present.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Local Improvement Rates 2016 PDF

2. Vancouver Immigration Partnership 2017-2020 PDF

POLICY REPORTS

1. CD-1 Rezoning: 4983-5007 Quebec Street PDF

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS PDF

1. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking requirements (2405-2445 Cornwall Avenue)

2. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (1550 Alberni Street)

3. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking Requirements (1550 Alberni Street)

4. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 6510 (1550 Alberni Street)
(Councillors Affleck, Louie, and Reimer absent for the Public Hearing, however on February 21, 2017, Councillor Reimer advised she had reviewed the proceedings and is therefore eligible to vote)

5. A By-law to amend Electrical By-law No. 5563 regarding energy efficiency

6. A By-law to amend the Building By-law No. 10908 Regarding Sustainability and Energy Efficiency amendments

7. A By-law to amend CD-1 (642) By-law No. 11658 (2133 Nanton Avenue, formerly 4255 Arbutus Street)
(Councillors De Genova, Louie, and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

8. A By-law to amend CD-1 (612) By-law No. 11279 (1551 Quebec Street, 1600 Ontario Street and 95 East 1st Avenue – Southeast False Creek Areas 3A and 3B)
(Councillors De Genova, Louie and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

9. A By-law to amend CD-1 (582) By-law No. 11069 (1768 Cook Street – 201 West 2nd Avenue)
(Councillors De Genova, Louie and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

10. A By-law to amend the RM-5, RM 5-A, RM-5B, RM- 5C and RM-5D Districts Schedule regarding floor space ratio in the RM-5D district
(Councillors De Genova, Louie and Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

11. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property
(1150 Comox Street – Gilmour House)
(Mayor Robertson absent for the Public Hearing)

Added item – March 1, 2017

12. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (2308 East 34th Avenue)

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

None.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Consultation with Local Businesses, Stakeholders and Residents Regarding the Proposed Transportation Design and Plans for Commercial Drive PDF

2. Making Legalizing Secondary Suites Easier in RT/RM Zones PDF

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170307/phea20170307ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

1.  REZONING: 371 West 2nd Avenue

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Draft Zoning and Development By-law PDF

Draft By-law to amend Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan PDF

Policy Report dated January 9, 2017 PDF

CORRESPONDENCE:

Distribution Date
Support
Opposed
Other
March 3, 2017
0
3 PDF
0

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170308/cfsc20170308ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

AGENDA  PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Presentation – Sport Hosting Vancouver Progress Update

Michelle Collens, Manager, Vancouver Sport Hosting, will present.

2. 2017 Property Taxation: Targeted Land Assessment Averaging

3. 2016 Property Tax Exemptions

4. Contract Award for Central Library Levels 8 & 9 Construction

5. Approval of Business Improvement Area (BIA) Renewals – 2017

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 City Finance and Services
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Approval of recommendations and actions.

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http://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2017/20170308/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION  PARK BOARD SPECIAL MEETING

AGENDA

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Presentation and Public Speakers
Vancouver Park Board Office Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Board Discussion & Vote
Vancouver Park Board Office Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC
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Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL
AGENDA ITEMS

1. Cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium – Referral Report Back (for decision)

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Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Committee Meeting

Metro Vancouver Boardroom, Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. 2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia

http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/RegionalPlanning/Regional_Planning_Committee_Agenda_2017-Mar-10.pdf

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