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First Vancouver City Council meeting 13-Nov-2018: A big one

CoV Vancouver City Council 2018 credit CoV

Vancouver City Council 2018 – 2022. All but two are new faces here. Photo credit: CoV.

The first Regular Council meeting in Vancouver after the October 20, 2018 civic election is today, November 13. The city could be in for big changes, with brand new mayor Kennedy Stewart and only two Councillors carrying over with council experience (Clr Adriane Carr and Clr Melissa De Genova). This first meeting will be a doozie, with many crucial topics and motions. Note that all motions except B5 have been referred to hear from speakers at the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on November 14, 2018, at 9:30 am.  

For the record, here is the full and unabridged agenda for this first Regular Council Meeting.

https://council.vancouver.ca/20181113/regu20181113ag.htm

Regular Council agenda
November 13, 2018

Date and location
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

Questions about this agenda?

ROLL CALL

Proclamation – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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;

(h) an administrative tribunal hearing or potential administrative tribunal hearing affecting the city, other than a hearing to be conducted by the Council or a delegate of Council;

(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 – October 30, 2018

2. Court of Revision (Land Averaging) – October 25, 2018

Added item – November 8, 2018

3. Inaugural Council – November 5, 2018

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Fall 2018 Opioid Update

Sandra Singh, General Manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services, along with Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, to provide an update on this matter.

Staff Presentation PDF

VCH Presentation PDF

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Approval of Council Initiatives – BIA Renewals and Expansion 2019

2. Local General Election Results – 2018

3. Vancouver Community Sport Hosting Grants – Fall 2018 Intake

Recommendation A requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter

4. 2018 Cultural Grants (Creative City Strategic, Creative Spark, Small Grants for Cultural Spaces)

Recommendations A through D require affirmative votes of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter

POLICY REPORTS

Referral to Public Hearing

1. CD-1 Rezoning: 2542-2570 Garden Drive and 2309-2369 East 10th Avenue

2. CD-1 Rezoning: 3532 East Hastings Street

3. CD-1 Rezoning: 3435 East Hastings Street

4. CD-1 Amendments: 2130-2288 Harrison Drive (Replacement Seniors Housing at 2230 Harrison Drive)

BY-LAWS

With regard to By-laws 2, 4, 7, 10 and 13, Councillors Bligh, Boyle, Dominato, Fry, Hardwick, Kirby-Yung, Swanson, Wiebe and Mayor Stewart, were not on Council at the time of the Public Hearings.

1. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (3681 Victoria Drive and 1915 Stainsbury Avenue)

2. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 11879 (3681 Victoria Drive and 1915 Stainsbury Avenue)

3. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (1619-1651 East Broadway)

4. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 11879 (1619-1651 East Broadway)

5. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (454 West Pender Street)

6. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 (454 West Pender Street)

7. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 11879 (454 West Pender Street)

8. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (424-428 West Pender Street)

9. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 (424-428 West Pender Street)

10. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 11879 (424-428 West Pender Street)

11. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (2221-2223 Main Street)

12. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 (2221-2223 Main Street)

13. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No. 11879 (2221-2223 Main Street)

14. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for (531 – 541 East 6th Avenue)

15. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 (400 West Georgia Street)

 

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

None.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Expediting a City-Wide Plan for Vancouver

2. A Renter’s Office at the City of Vancouver

3. Election Readiness and Engagement

4. 58 West Hastings Street

5. Working Together: City of Vancouver 2019 Budget Committee

6. Setting New Standards: Expediting Development and Building Permits and Examining Fees to Improve Affordability in the City of Vancouver

7. Opioid Emergency Task Force

8. Reconsider RS Zoning Amendments – By-law No. 3575 and Related Strata Title Guidelines

9. Restoring Line-by-Line Budgets for the City of Vancouver

10. Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

 

One thought on “First Vancouver City Council meeting 13-Nov-2018: A big one

  1. Hugely disappointed about Motion 10. What does City Finance and Services have to do with atrocious and criminal behavior by real-estate developer thugs? We need this dealt with immediately. Have a meeting with Police Captain and get them involved right now! Or the ‘politically incorrect’ phrase, BULLYING can carry on, business as usual.
    SHAME ON YOU!!

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