Council and Park Preview April 10-12, 2017: CCA-JOA decision, City salaries, homelessness count, DTES update, procurement, finances, Railtown

Vancouver City Hall has a relatively busy schedule this week, with some major topics and reports. Meetings include City Council (two meetings), a Public Hearing, Park Board, and the Vancouver City Planning Commission. The Urban Design Panel is set to meet next week on April 19 (no agenda yet), and the Development Permit Board on May 1. Busy people may wish to scan our summary below for items of interest.

The Park Board meets Monday, April 10 at 7 pm, while Tuesday April 11 has both a Regular Council meeting at 9:30 am and a Public Hearing at 6 pm. On Wednesday April 12 at 9:30 am Committee meeting on City Finance and Services is planned. The VCPC meets on Wednesday, April 12th at 3 pm.

 

Here are some items that caught our attention.

  • The Park Board is scheduled to make a decision on a Community Center Association – Joint Operating Agreement with Legal Considerations. Download the report from the agenda page (below). To follow the community perspective visit the group of associations (website http://mycommunitycentre.com, and on twitter @Vancouver_CCAs).
  • Regular City Council on Tuesday will cover a Homelessness Update, a Three-Year Progress Update of the Downtown Eastside Plan, Amendments to Design Guidelines for RT Zones in the Mount Pleasant Community, and a number of important financial reports (Annual Procurement Report 2016, Annual Financial Report 2016, 2016 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI), 2016 Council Remuneration and Expenses, and the 2017 Property Taxation – Distribution of Property Tax Levy).
  • The same Council meeting will decide to refer FIVE items to Public Hearings (rezonings at 210-262 West King Edward Ave, 3868-3898 Rupert St and 3304-3308 East 22nd Ave, 5469-5507 Willow St, and 2153-2199 Kingsway, and a “text amendment at 1101 West Waterfront Road (1199 West Cordova Street). It will also hear the Vancouver City Planning Commission 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Work Plan. 
  • Note that among other things the SOFI report covers suppliers above $25,000 in procurement value, and employees with salaries above $75,000. Interesting to review.
  • We see that the City spent $816,125,891 on suppliers in 2016, and $459,208,407 on remuneration for our public servants. That’s over $816 million, and $459 million, respectively. Of note, 918 City employees received more than $100,000 in pay in 2016. How does that compare with other municipalities per capita or other comparable measure? How does that compare with the private sector? A total of 2,368 staff earned more than $75,0000. The data is available in an Excel spreadsheet here: http://data.vancouver.ca/datacatalogue/employeeRemunerationExpensesOver75k.htm
  • For the Public Hearing, there is a rezoning at 4983 – 5007 Quebec Street, and “Facilitating Growth in Vancouver’s Innovation Economy – Railtown – Zoning and Developyment By-Law Amendments for I-4 (Historic Industrial) District.” The latter one is a hot topic, and in departure from regular practice, it appears Council is re-opening the speaker list. “Any person who has already spoken or submitted written comments may do so again.” We don’t see that very often.
  • For the Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday, items that catch the eye include “Prohibition of Non-recirculating Uses of Water and Enhanced Water Efficiency Requirements to Support Water Conservation,” and “City Sponsorship of Mass Participation Cycling Events.”

Media have already covered some of the topics. Search for the key words with Google News.

Agendas are provided below, for reference..

http://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2017/20170410/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, April 10, 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 – March 27, 2017

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1.  Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Program Expansion (for decision)

2.  Aboriginal Day Live – Special Event (for decision)

3.  Our CityRide Cycling – Special Event  (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 – Regular Park Board Meeting – March 27, 2017

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, April 10, 2017
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

STAFF REPORT
1. CCA Joint Operating Agreement with Legal Considerations (for decision)

MOTONS on NOTICE

1. Recreation Fees for Pre-schoolers and Families

MOVER:  Commissioner Crawford

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170411/regu20170411ag.htm

Updated April 7, 2017

NOTICE OF MEETING

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, April 11, 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.
• 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.

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;

(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 28, 2017PDF

2. Regular Council (Policy and Strategic Priorities) – March 29, 2017PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Homelessness Update

Ethel Whitty, Director of Homeless Services, to present on the following:

a) 2017 Homeless Count
b) Warming Centres and Winter Shelters
c) Regional Homelessness Task Force
d) SRO Task Force Update

2. Three-Year Progress Update of the Downtown Eastside Plan

Karen Hoese, Acting Assistant Director of Planning, Vancouver – Downtown, to present.

The Administrative Report dated March 14, 2017PDF, refers. (Updated April 7, 2017)

NOTE: Please print this report from Internet Explorer.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Appointment of Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society (EMBERS) and proposed grants to occupy and operate a City property located 57 A and 57 B East Hastings Street, known as The Lux, as a low barrier employment and income generating hub in the Downtown EastsidePDF

Recommendations A to C require eight affirmative votes.

2. Capital Grant for 411 Seniors Centre Society to Cover All or a Portion of the Prepaid Lease at 3510 Fraser Street to Operate a Seniors’ CentrePDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes.

3. 2017 Community Services and Other Social GrantsPDF

Recommendations A to H require eight affirmative votes.

Requests to speak have been received.

4. Grant Funding to the Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings AssociationPDF

Recommendation requires eight affirmative votes.

5. Amendments to Design Guidelines for RT Zones in the Mount Pleasant CommunityPDF

6. Annual Procurement Report 2016PDF (Updated April 7, 2017)

7. Funding Application to FCM’s Green Municipal Fund for Fire Hall #17 Net Zero ProjectPDF

8. 2016 Annual Financial ReportPDF

9. 2016 Statement of Financial InformationPDF

10. 2016 Council Remuneration and ExpensesPDF

11. 2017 Property Taxation – Distribution of Property Tax LevyPDF

12. Share 2017: The Sharing Cities Summit – Travel Approval Request – May 2017PDF

POLICY REPORTS

Referral to Public Hearing

1. CD-1 Rezoning: 210-262 West King Edward AvenuePDF

2. CD-1 Text Amendment: 1101 West Waterfront Road (1199 West Cordova Street)PDF

3. CD-1 Rezoning: 3868-3898 Rupert Street and 3304-3308 East 22nd AvenuePDF

4. CD-1 Rezoning: 5469-5507 Willow StreetPDF

5. CD-1 Rezoning: 2153-2199 KingswayPDF

OTHER REPORTS

1. Vancouver City Planning Commission 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Work PlanPDF

BY-LAWS

LINK TO BY-LAWS 1 to 5 PDF

LINK TO BY-LAW 6 PDF

1. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2016 costs for the East Hastings Street Collective Parking Project

2. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2016 costs for the South Fraser Street Collective Parking Project

3. A By-law to assess real property to defray 2016 maintenance costs for the Trounce Alley and Blood Alley Square Local Improvement Project

4. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 with regard to CD-1 Districts Parking Requirements (970 Union Street)

5. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (6505-6541 Main Street)
(Councillors Carr and Jang absent for the Public Hearing)

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 8570 Rivergrass DrivePDF

2. Approval of Form of Development – 188 East 49th AvenuePDF

Subject to approval of By-law 5.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Requests for Leaves of AbsencePDF

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170411/phea20170411ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
TIME: 6 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

1. REZONING: 4983 – 5007 Quebec Street

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Draft Zoning and Development By-law PDF

Policy Report dated January 24, 2017, refersPDF

2. FACILITATING GROWTH IN VANCOUVER’S INNOVATION ECONOMY – RAILTOWN – ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT BY-LAW AMENDMENTS FOR I-4 (HISTORIC INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICT

On January 26, 2017, Council began the Public Hearing on this application and later closed the speakers list and receipt of public comments. The discussion and decision on this application was referred to the Regular Council meeting on February 7, 2017. Subsequently, on February 7, 2017, Council postponed discussion and decision on this application to the Regular Council meeting on March 28, 2017, and directed staff to further investigate the implications of the public comments received at the Public Hearing on January 26, 2017. At the Regular Council meeting on March 28, 2017, as a result of further staff research and outside consultation, staff recommended revisions to the proposed by-law. In order to provide for public comment on the revised by-law, staff further recommended that Council re-open the speakers list and allow for further public comments in person or by written submission at a continuation of the Public Hearing on April 11, 2017 at 6 pm. Any person who has already spoken or submitted written comments may do so again.

Summary and Recommendation PDF

Draft Zoning and Development By-law – Amended – March 27, 2017  PDF

Memorandum dated March 27, 2017, from the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability PDF

Memorandum dated February 6, 2017, from the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability PDF

Draft Zoning and Development By-law – Initial Revisions – November 29, 2016 PDF

Policy Report dated November 29, 2016 PDF

Staff Presentation – January 26, 2017 PDF

Video Clip of this Item Video Clip of this Item – Public Hearing – January 26, 2017

Video Clip of this Item Video Clip of this Item – Regular Council – February 7, 2017

Video Clip of this Item Video Clip of this Item – Regular Council – March 28, 2017

Correspondence:

Distribution Date
Support
Opposed
Other
January 25, 2017
0
2 PDF
January 26, 2017

(Received before 4 pm)

5 PDF
4 PDF
2 PDF
January 26, 2017

(Received after 4 pm)

0
4 PDF
1 PDF
April 7, 2017

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20170412/cfsc20170412ag.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday April 12, 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 – Opioid Crisis Update

MaryClare Zak, Managing Director, Social Policy and Projects Division, to provide an update on the funds allocated. Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer, and Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice President, Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, to outline actions taken by the Province and Vancouver Coastal Health with regard to the Opioid Crisis.

2. Contract Award for ITT PS20161666 Vancouver Landfill – Phase 3 Southeast Closure and Gas Works PDF

3. Green Building Education with BCIT PDF

Recommendation A requires eight affirmative votes

4. Prohibition of Non-recirculating Uses of Water and Enhanced Water Efficiency Requirements to Support Water Conservation PDF

5. City Sponsorship of Mass Participation Cycling Events 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 City Finance and Services
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Item 3 – Recommendation A requires eight affirmative votes

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VANCOUVER CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
http://vancouver.ca/docs/council/vcpc20170412ag.pdf

NOTICE OF MEETING
AGENDA
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 pm
Committee Room 1, City Hall
1. ADMINISTRATION 3:00 pm
a) Attendance Chair
b) Minutes of March 1, 2017 for Approval Chair
c) Notice of VCPC Meetings Chair
 Regular Meetings: May 10th, June 7th.
2. PRESENTATION 3:05 pm
a) Northeast False Creek Emerging Directions City Staff
Holly Sovdi, Planner, NEFC Project
3. LIASION MEMBER REPORTS 3:50 pm
a) Reports from Liaison Members Liaison Members
4. BUSINESS MEETING 4:10 pm
a) Debrief of meeting with General Manager, PUDS N Seymoar
b) Update on Rethinking the Region 5 A Perl
5. COMMISSIONER REPORTS 4:30 pm
a) Committee Reports Ctte Chairs
b) Report on Urban Design Panel N. LaMontagne
c) Report on Heritage Action Plan Advisory Committee R. Matas
d) Report on Transportation Stakeholder Advisory Group A. Perl
e) Reports from Commissioners Commissioners
f) Executive Director’s Report Exec Director
6. NEW BUSINESS
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NOTE: Agendas and Minutes are on the City of Vancouver civic agencies’ web site at
http://www.vancouver.ca/vcpc

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