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Preview for week of June 18, 2018: City Council, Park Board

(Updated) The City of Vancouver administration and City Council are going to be in overdrive for the next several weeks leading up to the annual summer hiatus, which kicks off in the last week of July. Plus the civic election in October 2018 is likely to lead to a major regime change at City Hall. Citizens need to be alert for topics that will affect them, as there seems to be a tendency for major projects and policies to be rushed through in times like these. Future council hopefuls would also be smart to keep a close eye on these topics.

Media, social media, and community groups are likely to be covering some of these items. We encourage people to scan down the list to get engaged on any topics that concern you.

For example, a few items to watch are the Housing Vancouver Update with many proposed changes in zoning guidelines across the city; many items of “Referral to Public Hearing” including one for a tower by PAVCO beside BC Place that would pierce through a protected view cone.

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) has written two letters to Council today. Regarding the Housing Vancouver Update, they say “Bringing 681 pages of significant policy changes to Council, with little or no meaningful public consultation, and with a very short period of time for the public to digest, shows a lack of respect for due public process…. These reports should be for information only and referred back to staff for a meaningful public consultation process before consideration by Council after the fall election.”

Regarding the Northeast False Creek Update, CVN wrote “Many member groups have volunteered significant time and energy over the last decade working on these issues, only to find that the final reports do not reflect their input. We recommend that these reports be amended to reflect the community’s input as noted above” (size and location of park, tower piercing view cones).

Please visit the CVN links for detailed bullet points.

For the record, reproduced below are the meeting agendas as of today.

http://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2018/20180618/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION
PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETIN
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AGENDA

Date:
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time:
6:30pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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Printable Agenda PDF

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTES  Park Board Committee Meeting – June 4, 2018

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. African Descent Festival – Licensed Area (for decision)

2. Langara Golf Course – Drainage Improvement & Consideration of Alternate Uses  (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 meetings, prior to the next Regular Board meeting, which are 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 Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES  Regular Park Board Meeting – Monday, June 4, 2018

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, June 4, 2018
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

MOTIONS on NOTICE
Strengthening Access to Recreation Programs for Children and Youth in Care and Aging Out of Care

MOVER:  Commissioner Evans

Creating a Public Square Legacy in Chinatown

MOVER:  Commissioner Kirby-Yung

Activating Community Space in Chinatown

MOVER:  Commissioner Shum

Enhancing the Park Board’s Digital Platform

MOVER:  Commissioner Wiebe

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETINGS

Committee & Regular Board:  Monday, July 9, 2018


http://council.vancouver.ca/20180619/regu20180619ag.htm

Regular Council Agenda
June 19, 2018

Updated: June 14, 2018

Date and location

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

Questions about this agenda?

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;

(f) law enforcement, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment;

(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 (Policy and Strategic Priorities) – May 16, 2018 PDF

2. Regular Council – June 5, 2018 PDF

3. Public Hearing – June 5, 2018 PDF

4. Regular Council (City Finance and Services) – June 6, 2018 PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Housing Vancouver Update

Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, along with Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability staff to present on the following:

a. Affordable Housing Delivery and Financial Strategy and Annual Progress Report and Housing Vancouver Data Book

b. Making Room Housing Program: Overview and Quick Start Actions

  • Report PDF – Updated June 14, 2018

Referral to Public Hearing

c. Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law – Laneway Home Regulations

d. Development and Building Regulatory Review – Minor Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law, the Downtown Official Development Plan, and Various Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines

2. Northeast False Creek

a. Northeast False Creek – Update Report and NEFC Infrastructure Project Implementation & Financial Strategy Guidelines

  • Report PDF  – Updated June 14, 2018

Kevin McNaney, Director, Northeast False Creek Project Office, to present on the Administrative Report dated June 10, 2018.

Note: to provide for clarity, the following two reports should be considered after Report Reference 2a.

Referral to Public Hearing

b. CD-1 Rezoning: 750-772 Pacific Boulevard (Plaza of Nations) – Northeast False Creek Sub-area 6B

c. CD-1 Rezoning: 777 Pacific Boulevard — Sub-area 10C (1 Robson Street)

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Proposed Strata Conversion: 3835 to 3851 Dumfries Street

2. 2018 Homelessness Services Grant Allocations (Streetohome Foundation, Homelessness Action Week (HAW), and Temporary Modular Housing Homelessness Action Week (TMH HAW))

Recommendations A, B and C require an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter

3. Vancouver Civic Theatres Rental Rates 2019-2020

4. Acquisition of Social Housing at 1810 Alberni Street

5. Financial Disclosure Act – Designation of Municipal Employees

6. Donation of 8902 Milton Street to 3770 Investments Ltd. for the Musqueam Indian Band

Recommendation A requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of votes cast, pursuant to section 206(2) of the Vancouver Charter

 

POLICY REPORTS

Referral to Public Hearing

1. Miscellaneous Amendments – Zoning and Development By-law, Various CD-1 By-laws, and Noise Control, Parking and Sign By-laws

2. CD-1 Rezoning: 3560-3570 Hull Street and 2070-2090 East 20th Avenue

3. CD-1 Rezoning: 5809-5811 Main Street (198 Ontario Place)

4. CD-1 Rezoning: 2109 West 35th Avenue

5. CD-1 Text Amendment: 605-695 Southeast Marine Drive

6. CD-1 Rezoning: 988 West 64th Avenue and 8030-8130 Oak Street

7. CD-1 Rezoning: 8444-8480 Oak Street

8. CD-1 Rezoning: 146-186 West 41st Avenue and 5726 Columbia Street

9. CD-1 Text Amendment: 2133 Nanton Avenue and 4189 Yew Street (Arbutus Centre)

10. CD-1 Rezoning: 4175 West 29th Avenue (St. George’s Senior School)

11. Amendments to the Zoning and Development By-law and Building By-law – Accessible Path of Travel Policy Review

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the West Broadway Business Improvement Area

2. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Cambie Village Business Improvement Area

3. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Chinatown Business Improvement Area

4. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Collingwood Business Improvement Area

5. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Commercial Drive Business Improvement Area

6. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Downtown Business Improvement Area

7. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Dunbar Village Business Improvement Area

8. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Fraser Street Business Improvement Area

9. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Gastown Business Improvement Area

10. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area

11. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Hastings North Business Improvement Area

12. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Hastings North Expansion Business Improvement Area

13. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Kerrisdale Business Improvement Area

14. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Area

15. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Marpole Business Improvement Area

16. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area

17. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Mount Pleasant Expansion Business Improvement Area

18. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Point Grey Village Business Improvement Area

19. A By-law to levy Rates on qualifying real property in the Robson Street Business Improvement Area

20. A By-law to levy rates on qualifying real property in the South Granville Business Improvement Area

21. A By-law to levy rates on qualifying real property in the Strathcona Business Improvement Area

22. A By-law to levy rates on qualifying real property in the Victoria Drive Business Improvement Area

23. A By-law to levy rates on qualifying real property in the West End Business Improvement Area

24. A By-law to levy rates on qualifying real property in the Yaletown Business Improvement Area

25. A By-law to amend the Sign By-law No. 6510 (920 East Hastings Street, Ray-Cam Co operative Community Centre)
(Councillors Affleck, Louie and Reimer absent for the Public Hearing; Councillor Bremner not on Council at the time of Public Hearing, however at the Regular Council meeting on June 5, 2018, he advised he had reviewed the proceedings and is therefore eligible to vote)

26. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (920 East Hastings Street, Ray-Cam Community Centre)

27. A By-law to Amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 and various CD-1 By laws regarding public bike share
(All members of Council present at the Public Hearing)

28. A By-law to amend Miscellaneous Fees By-law No. 5664 regarding fees for searches concerning Residential Tenancy Matters

29. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding Truck Routes

30. A By-law to amend Election By-law No. 9070 regarding the order of names on the ballot

31. A By-law to repeal “A By-law to designate municipal employees pursuant to the Financial Disclosure Act”
Subject to approval of Administrative Report 5

32. A By-law to Amend Business Prohibition By-law No. 5156 Regarding Conversion Therapy

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development – 969 Burrard Street and 1019-1045 Nelson Street

B. Motions on Notice

1. Requests for Leaves of Absence

2. Restoring Provincial Coordination of Planning and Funding of Flood Management Infrastructure in the Lower Fraser River and South Coast

3. Need for Equitable Recognition and Support for Urban Indigenous Communities in Policy, Programs, Funding and Consultation in British Columbia and Canada

4. Assessing Affordability and Effectiveness of Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) and Rental 100 Programs

5. Special Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Advocacy Fund

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20180620/pspc20180620ag.htm

Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities agenda
June 20, 2018

Date and location

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

Questions about this agenda?

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Contract Award for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

2. Grant to Support the Continued Operation of the Saa’ust Centre at 44 East Cordova Street, and a Grant for a Nominal License until a long-term Indigenous Healing and Wellness Centre is ready to Commence Operations in the Downtown Eastside

Recommendation A requires 2/3 affirmative votes of all Council members per Vancouver Charter s. 206(1)

3. Broadway Planning Program and Associated Interim Policies

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 20, 2018

Approval of recommendations and actions.

Note: Item 2 – Recommendation A requires 2/3 affirmative votes of all Council members, per the Vancouver Charter s. 206(1).

BY-LAWS

1. Local Improvement Debenture By-law re: Approval of Billing Rates for Projects completed in 2017 – three lane paving projects and one speed hump project.

 

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