Council and Park Board Preview – March 27-29: Housing policy reset, Railtown zoning changes, Grants, Liquor Licences in Parks Establishments and more

City HallThis week the Vancouver Park Board has a meeting on Monday, March 27, and City Council has two meetings (Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29). It is a relatively quiet week, but a major topic is the Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy Reset – Housing Vancouver Emerging Directions  on Tuesday morning.

We will add more links later.

The Development Permit Board meets next on Monday, April 3, 2017 regarding 320 Granville Street and 4255 Arbutus Street (formerly 4288 Yew Street)
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/development-permit-board.aspx

The Urban Design Panel meets next on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 ().
http://vancouver.ca/your-government/urban-design-panel.aspx

For reference, the full agendas of Council and Park Board meetings are reproduced below:

http://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2017/20170327/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION  PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time:
7:00pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

*******Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

CHAIR’S REPORT

ADOPTION OF MINUTESPark Board Committee Meeting – March 6, 2017

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS
1. Bright Nights in Stanley Park – Burn Fund Cheque Presentation (for information)

2. Kitsilano Yacht Club – Liquor Licence Application (for decision)

3. Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club – Liquor Licence Application (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 April 10, 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.  Regular Park Board Meeting – March 6, 2017

2.  Special Park Board Meeting – March 8 & 9, 2017

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, March 27, 2017
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

MOTONS on NOTICE

1. Strathcona Community Centre Association Funding Model

MOVER:  Commissioner Crawford

2. Inner City Strategy

MOVER:  Commissioner Evans

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETINGS:

Committee & Regular Board:  Monday, April 10, 2017

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170328/regu20170328ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

REVISED AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 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:(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;
(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 [disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party] of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;(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 7, 2017 PDF

2. Public Hearing – March 7, 2017 PDF

3. Regular Council (City Finance and Services) – March 8, 2017 PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy Reset – Housing Vancouver Emerging Directions PDF

Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, General Manager of Community Services, to present on the above-noted matter.

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak to this matter when staff report back in July 2017, as per recommendation C of the above report.

2. Innovation Fund Grant Application – BizMap Renewal Project PDF

Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, and Peter Vaisbord, Planner, City-wide and Regional Planning, to present on the above-noted matter.

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Facilitating Growth in Vancouver’s Innovation Economy – Railtown – Zoning and Development By-law Amendments for I-4 (Historic Industrial) District

At the Public Hearing on January 26, 2017, Council concluded hearing from speakers and closed the receipt of public comments on the above-noted matter, and referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on February 7, 2017, as Unfinished Business. Subsequently, discussion and decision on the matter was postponed to the Regular Council meeting on March 28, 2017.

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and Recommendation PDF
Policy Report dated November 29, 2016 PDF
Draft Zoning and Development By-law PDF
Memorandum dated February 6, 2017, from the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability PDF

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Changes to 2017 Council Meeting Schedule PDF

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) and Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) Membership Fees for 2017 to 2018 PDF
Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

2. Vancouver Community Sport Hosting Grants – Spring 2017 Intake PDF
Recommendation A requires eight affirmative votes

3. Canadian LGBTQ+ Politicians Summit – Travel Approval Request – June 2017 PDF

4. Canada’s Drug Futures Forum – Travel Approval Request – April 2017 PDF

5. Approval of 2017-18 Business Improvement Area (BIA) Budgets PDF

6. 2655 Maple Street – Proposed Closure of Portions of Street to Accommodate Heritage Building Encroachments PDF

POLICY REPORTS

None.

BY-LAWS

Link to By-laws 1 to 9 PDF

Link to By-law 10 PDF

1. A By-law to Designate a Business Improvement Area in that Area of the City Known as Chinatown

2. A By-law to Grant Money for a Business Promotion Scheme in the Chinatown Business Improvement Area
3. A By-law to Designate a Business Improvement Area in that area of the City known as Strathcona

4. A By-law to Grant Money for a Business Promotion Scheme in the Strathcona Business Improvement Area

5. A By-law to Average Land Assessments for 2017

6. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (2308 East 34th Avenue)

7. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking Requirements (2308 East 34th Avenue)

8. A By-law to amend Sign By-law 6510 (2308 East 34th Avenue)

9. A By-law to amend CD-1 By-law No. 10306 (970 Union Street)
(Councillor De Genova not on Council at the time of Public Hearing; Councillor Meggs absent for this item at Public Hearing)

Added Item – March 24, 2017

10. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 6505, 6507 and 6541 Main Street

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 288-388 West King Edward Avenue PDF

2. Approval of Form of Development – 970 Union Street PDF
Subject to approval of By-law 9

B. Motions on Notice

1. Requests for Leaves of Absence PDF

2. 150+ Place Naming Project PDF

3. Finding an Appropriate Location for Vancouver’s 2017 4/20 Event PDF

Request to speak has been received.

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170329/pspc20170329ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON POLICY AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 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 – Public Spaces – VIVA Vancouver Update

Margaret Wittgens, Director of Public Space and Street Use and Jenniffer Sheel, Streets Activities Branch Manager, will present an update on this matter.

2. Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy – Work Program and Budget PDF

3. Public Art Boost – 2017 – 2018 Recommendations PDF

Recommendations A and B require eight affirmative votes

4. 2017 Cultural Grants Allocations (Operating/Annual/Projects/Arts Capacity) PDF

Recommendations A and B require eight affirmative votes

5. 2016 Creative Spark Vancouver Grant Allocation, Program Evaluation and Modifications PDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

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, March 29, 2017

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note:

Items 3 and 4 – Recommendations A and B require eight affirmative votes
Items 5 – Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes

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