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Council meeting agendas for Dec 4 (Tue) and Dec 5 (Wed) – Renovictions, lobbyists, conflicts of interest, taxes, water, climate and more

CoV Vancouver City Council 2018 credit CoV[Update: Click on the City link for the minutes and video of this meeting.]

With the new mayor and City Council there are two more sets of meetings (Regular Council + Standing Committee) — this week and then the week of Dec 17. For posterity, here are the agendas and document links (abridged) for this week. We start by listing a few topics to bring to your attention. Note that the Public Hearing date of Dec 18 has been cancelled. One other Council meeting is on December 11, a Special Council meeting for the 2019 budget. Please to to the City website for the official updated agendas.

Dec 4 (Tues) Regular Council – some highlights

  • The motion on “Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs” goes to a vote, now that Council has heard many speakers.
  • Staff are recommending this topic NOT go to public hearing: Zoning and Development By-law for RT 7 and RT-8 Zones (Kitsilano) and RT-10 and RT-10N (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)
  • Motion B1 by Mayor Stewart on revising “Conflict of Interest Rules”
  • Motion B2 by Mayor Stewart on creating a “Lobbyist Registry for the City of Vancouver
  • Motion B3 on “Possible Amendments to By-law 6066 to Allow for Safe and Licensed Ride Sharing in Vancouver”
  • Motion B4 on “Building a Family Friendly Vancouver: Affordable Child Care
  • Motion B5 on “Land Value Capture in the City of Vancouver
  • Motion B6 on “Calling for 600 More Units of Modular Housing in 2019″
  • Motion B7 on “Call for the ABC Plan for an Accountable, Bold and Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Plan for British Columbia”
  • Motion B8. on “A Proposed Alternative to Provincial Encroachment on the City of Vancouver’s Municipal Tax Base
  • Motion B9 on “Mayor’s Office Budget Review
  • Motion B10 on “Creating a ‘Baseline Review’ Task Force

Dec 5 (Wed) Standing Committed – some highlights

  • Report – 2018 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Update [Timely with COP24 starting this week in Poland]
  • Report –  Water Use in Buildings: Enhanced Public Safety, Efficiency and Long-Term Resiliency Measures

Related media coverage:

New Vancouver city council sets torrid pace first month in office: Opioid crisis, social housing and city-wide plan among topics broached by mayor and council (Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier, 3-Dec-2018)
https://www.vancourier.com/opinion/new-vancouver-city-council-sets-torrid-pace-first-month-in-office-1.23518503

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https://council.vancouver.ca/20181204/regu20181204ag.htm

Regular Council agenda
December 4, 2018

Updated: December 4, 2018

Date and location

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

9:30 am

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Perspectives on a New City Plan: How Might Young People Stay and Thrive in Vancouver? SFU Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio

Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, along with CityStudio students, to present on this matter.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Added UB Item – November 30, 2018

1. Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs

On November 28, 2018, Vancouver City Council, at its meeting immediately following the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities, referred debate and decision on the above-noted motion to the Regular Council meeting to be held December 4, 2018, at 5 pm, as Unfinished Business.

  • Motion PDF (revised November 26, 2018)

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1. 2019 Council Meetings Schedule Revisions

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. 2018 Temporary Modular Housing Homelessness Action Week Grants

Recommendation A requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 201(1) of the Vancouver Charter

2. Capital Grant for 1495 West 8th Avenue (Vancouver Masonic Centre) for Social Housing

Recommendation A requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all Council members, pursuant to section 201(1) of the Vancouver Charter

3. 2019 Land Assessment Averaging: Notice to BC Assessment Authority

POLICY REPORTS

1. Reconsideration of Referral for Amendments to Zoning and Development By-law for RT 7 and RT-8 Zones (Kitsilano) and RT-10 and RT-10N (Kensington-Cedar Cottage)

BY-LAWS

1. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (3123-3129 West Broadway Street – Hollywood Theatre)
(Councillors Bligh, Boyle, Dominato, Fry, Hardwick, Kirby-Yung, Swanson, Wiebe, and Mayor Stewart not on Council at the time of the relevant meetings)

2. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (150 Robson Street – Northern Electric Company) – WITHDRAWN

3. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (1853-1857 East 11th Avenue – Karme Residence)
(Councillors Bligh, Boyle, Dominato, Fry, Hardwick, Kirby-Yung, Swanson, Wiebe, and Mayor Stewart not on Council at the time of the relevant meetings)


Added By-laws – November 30, 2018

4. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (1715 Cook Street)
(Councillors Bligh, Boyle, Dominato, Fry, Hardwick, Kirby-Yung, Swanson, Wiebe, and Mayor Stewart not on Council at the time of the relevant meetings; Councillor De Genova absent for the Public Hearing)

5. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 616 East Cordova Street

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development: 410 West Georgia Street (Formerly 400 West Georgia Street)

2. Approval of Form of Development: 3838 Rupert Street (Formerly 3868-3898 Rupert Street and 3304-3308 East 22nd Avenue)

3. Approval of Form of Development: 7433 Cambie Street (Pearson Dogwood Parcel A)

4. Approval of Form of Development: 5733 Alberta Street

B. Motions on Notice

1. Conflict of Interest Rules

2. Lobbyist Registry for the City of Vancouver

3. Possible Amendments to By-law 6066 to Allow for Safe and Licensed Ride Sharing in Vancouver

4. Building a Family Friendly Vancouver: Affordable Child Care

5. Land Value Capture in the City of Vancouver

6. Motion Calling for 600 More Units of Modular Housing in 2019

7. Call for the ABC Plan for an Accountable, Bold and Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Plan for British Columbia

8. A Proposed Alternative to Provincial Encroachment on the City of Vancouver’s Municipal Tax Base

9. Mayor’s Office Budget Review

10. Creating a ‘Baseline Review’ Task Force

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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https://council.vancouver.ca/20181205/cfsc20181205ag.htm

Standing Committee on City Finance and Services agenda
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Date and location

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

9:30am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

AGENDA ITEMS

1. 2018 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Update

2. Water Use in Buildings: Enhanced Public Safety, Efficiency and Long-Term Resiliency Measures

Where applicable, interested parties have been notified regarding the above noted items.

 

 

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