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Council and Park Board Preview July 21-23: Vancouver Plan Update and Quick Starts, Equity Framework, Skateboard amenities strategy, and more

The final meetings of the summer before the August break will be held this week for both City Council and Park Board. It appears that in-person attendance (with limits) is now again allowed at these meetings, in line with the updated conditions issued by the Provincial Health Officer for Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan (see COVID-19 Update).

The Park Board meeting on Monday, July 19, 2021, will review an update on the Skateboard Amenities Strategy. Commissioner Irwin is introducing a motion called Exploring Capital Funding for an Aboriginal Healing and Cultural Centre in CRAB Park, while Commissioner Barker is introducing the motion Senior’s Safety in a Climate Emergency.

The Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 20th will look at the Equity Framework report to be used by all City departments. The 2021 Social Grants, Community Housing Incentive Program Grants and Vancouver Community Sport Event Grants will be reviewed. The approval to take on $100 million of additional debt will be considered, as part of the 2021 Debenture Program. Also on the agenda is the lease of a City-Owned asset to Atira for a Temporary Women’s Shelter.

Supporting Community-Led Public Safety in Mount Pleasant is a Motion on Notice by Councillor Kirby-Yung. A total of 9 referral reports (meaning that staff are recommending each one moves ahead to a public hearing soon) are on the agenda.

The Council Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 21st contains a “Vancouver Plan Update and Quick Start Actions” report. This seeks to bring forward a number of area-wide rezonings impacting many parts of the City as ‘Quick Start Actions’. The timing of major decisions like this at the end of July is typically seen as a way to skirt public attention. For further information on the problems and concerns with this report and staff recommendations, please see our post: Vancouver Plan Update (July 21): Rezoning before planning and consultation puts cart before the horse. Stay tuned for more posts on these topics.

At this meeting there’s also a report in which staff are seeking to allow consideration to allow a major, precedent-setting, tower to be built at 1477 West Broadway, despite the entire Broadway Corridor still being in the midst of a comprehensive planning process. Stay tuned for a post on this.

Also, a contract award for the provision of parking meter equipment will also be considered. It’s worth noting that the recommended contract winner is Precise Parklink, a firm that was reported to be embroiled in a dispute with the City of Ottawa. Further details can be found in the Ottawa Citizen: Council cornered in dispute with pay-and-display parking company as committee endorses contract extension (Oct 7, 2020)

Skateboard Park Strathcona

Park Board: skateboard amenities strategy report on Monday, July 19th

The meeting agendas are reproduced below:
https://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2021/20210719/index.htm

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION

  REGULAR BOARD e-MEETING –  

AGENDA

Date: Monday, July 19, 2021

Time: 6:30pm

Place: via video conference & Park Board – Boardroom, 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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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.

Printable Agenda PDF

ROLL CALL

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

IN CAMERA MEETINGS
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:

(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;

(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 MINUTESRegular Board Meeting – Monday, July 5, 2021

CHAIR’S REPORT

COMMUNICATIONS

STAFF PRESENTATIONS  

1. Skateboard Amenities Strategy – Initial Findings (for information)

2. General Manager’s Report (for information)

MEMBERS’ MOTIONS

1. Exploring Capital Funding for an Aboriginal Healing and Cultural Centre in CRAB Park (for decision)

MOVER:  Commissioner Irwin

2. Senior’s Safety in a Climate Emergency (for decision)

MOVER:  Commissioner Barker

NOTICE OF MEMBERS’ MOTIONS

OTHER BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES
 

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NEXT MEETINGS

Committee & Regular Board Meetings: Monday, September 20, 2021

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https://council.vancouver.ca/20210720/regu20210720ag.htm

Council agenda
July 20, 2021 (Updated: July 16, 2021)

Date and location

Tuesday, July 20, 2021  9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

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This meeting is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, “Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3”.

Following updated guidance issued on July 7, 2021, there is a maximum allowable capacity for public in-person participation permitted in the Council Chamber, for local government meetings, and public hearings under the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Order on Gatherings and Events.

ROLL CALL

PUBLIC NOTICE – Pursuant to Section 164.1(2) of the Vancouver Charter, public notice is hereby given that Council will give consideration to amend Procedure By-law No. 9756 at the Council meeting on September 21, 2021

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;

In Camera Rationale C – added July 15, 2021

(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;

(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. Council – July 6, 2021

2. Public Hearing – July 6, 2021

3. Council (Policy and Strategic Priorities) – July 7 and 8, 2021

4. Public Hearing – July 13, 2021

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

PRESENTATIONS

1. Equity Framework

Aftab Erfan, Chief Equity Officer, Equity Office, to present on the Report dated June 22, 2021.

COMMUNICATION

1. Changes to 2021 Council Meetings Schedule

REPORTS

1. 2021 Social Grants – Childcare, Capital and Other Grants

Recommendations A to H require two-thirds affirmative votes of all Council members under Section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter.

2. Community Housing Incentive Program Grants

Recommendation A requires two-thirds affirmative votes of all Council members under Section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter.

3. Vancouver Community Sport Event Grants – Summer Intake 2021

Recommendation A requires two-thirds affirmative votes of all Council members under Section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter.

4. Quarterly Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts

5. Debenture Program 2021 (Inaugural Sustainability Bond)

6. Nominal Lease of City-Owned Capital Asset to Atira Women’s Resource Society for the provision of a Temporary Women’s Shelter

Recommendation A requires two-thirds affirmative votes of all Council members under Section 206(1) of the Vancouver Charter.

7. Funding Application to Transport Canada’s Rail Safety Improvement Program (RSIP) for $172,000 towards the $215,000 Jellicoe Street Grade Crossing Upgrade Project

8. Regal Hotel – Injunction and Notice on Title – WITHDRAWN

9. Contract Award for Contractor for Burrard Pump Station Refurbishment

REFERRAL REPORTS

1. Internal Development Application and Permitting Modernization Task Force – Zoning and Development By-law Amendments to Enable Issuance of a Building Permit for Excavation and Shoring Before a Development Permit

2. Minor Amendments to FC-2 Zoning District Schedule, Sub-Area E Intensification of Employment Space in Mixed-Use Buildings (False Creek Flats Area Plan)

3. Removal of the Alma Street West Side Building Line North of West Fourth Avenue

4. CD-1 Rezoning: 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue and 5664 Collingwood Street

5. CD-1 Rezoning: 4426-4464 Knight Street and 1406 East 28th Avenue

6. CD-1 Rezoning: 325-343 West 41st Avenue

7. CD-1 Rezoning: 357-475 West 41st Avenue

8. Rezoning: 721-735 West 49th Avenue

9. Rezoning: 515 West 60th Avenue

BY-LAWS

By-laws 1 to 40 PDF

1. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 regarding amendments to the discretionary height Regulations and other miscellaneous amendments
(Councillor De Genova will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

2. A By-law to amend Downtown Eastside/Oppenheimer Official Development Plan By-law No. 5532 regarding housekeeping amendments

3. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No.11879 regarding housekeeping amendments
(Councillor De Genova will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

4. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development Fee By-law No. 5585 regarding housekeeping amendments
(Councillor De Genova will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

5. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 regarding housekeeping amendments

6. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law regarding housekeeping amendments

7. A By-law to amend License By-law No. 4450 regarding housekeeping amendment

8. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 regarding housekeeping amendments

9. A By-law to amend Parking By-law No. 6059 regarding updated EV charging infrastructure requirements

10. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (675 West Hastings Street (Royal Bank Building))
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

11. A By-law to amend the Ticket Offences By-law regarding State of Emergency By-law

12. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding temporary street occupancy and insurance requirement

13. A By-law to amend Building By-law No. 12511 regarding street use permit amendments
(Subject to approval of By-law 12)

14. A By-law to amend the Ticket Offences By-law regarding temporary street occupancy permits
(Subject to approval of By-law 12)

15. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area from RS-1 to RM-8A (749-815 West 49th Avenue)
(Councillor Fry will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

16. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (1111-1123 Kingsway)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

17. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (2543-2583 Renfrew Street and 2895 East 10th Avenue)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

18. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (2603-2655 Renfrew Street)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

19. A By-law to amend CD-1 (312) By-law No. 7200 (510 Nicola Street and 1506-1590 Coal Harbour Quay)
(Mayor Stewart will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

20. A By-law to amend CD-1 (590) By-law No. 11110 (4055 Cambie Street (formerly 4099 Cambie Street))
(Mayor Stewart will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

21. A By-law to amend CD-1 (745) By-law No. 12726 (686-688 East 22nd Avenue, 3811- 3891 Fraser Street and 679 East 23rd Avenue)
(Mayor Stewart will need to review the proceedings to be eligible to vote)

22. A By-law to authorize the amendment of a Housing Agreement authorized by By-law No. 11851

23. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 3329 Kingsway

24. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 349 East 6th Avenue

25. A By-law to enact a Housing Agreement for 2776 Semlin Drive and 2025 East 12th Avenue

26. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (203-263 West 49th Avenue)

27. A By-law to amend Noise Control By-law No. 6555 (2406-2488 Garden Drive)

28. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No.11879 (203-263 West 49th Avenue)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

29. A By-law to amend Sign By-law No.11879 (2406-2488 Garden Drive)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

30. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (4495 Camosun Street formerly 4175 West 29th Avenue (St. George’s Senior School))

31. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (988 West 64th Avenue and 8030- 8130 Oak Street)

32. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (2246-2268 East Broadway)

33. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (4989-5049 Ash Street)

34. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (2499 East 48th Avenue)

35. A By-law to amend Subdivision By-law No. 5208 (1008 West 47th Avenue and 6335- 6363 Oak Street)

36. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area from RS-1 to RM-8A (809-889 West 33rd Avenue)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

37. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (835-837 East Hastings Street) – WITHDRAWN

38. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (3701-3743 West Broadway)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

39. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to rezone an area to CD-1 (4745 – 4795 Main Street)
(All Councillors present for this item at Public Hearing)

40. A By-law to amend Street and Traffic By-law No. 2849 regarding electric kick scooters

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. Approval of Form of Development: 1506 West 68th Avenue and 8405-8465 Granville Street

2. Approval of Form of Development: 3435 Sawmill Crescent (Formerly 3350 Marine Way)

3. Approval of Form of Development: 118-150 Robson Street

4. Approval of Form of Development: 2543 Renfrew Street

5. Approval of Form of Development: 2603 Renfrew Street

6. Various Guidelines and Policies

B. Council Members’ Motions

1. Requests for Leaves of Absence

2. Supporting Community-Led Public Safety in Mount Pleasant

3. Considering Youth Housing Needs within the City’s Housing Strategy

4. Planning to Support Distributed Ambulance Services in the City of Vancouver

5. Planning for Extreme Heat and Air Quality Mitigation in Vancouver

NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER’S MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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Download the agenda 

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https://council.vancouver.ca/20210721/cfsc20210721ag.htm

Standing Committee on City Finance and Services agenda
July 21, 2021 (Updated July 14, 2021)

Date and location

Wednesday, July 21, 2021  9:30 am

Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall

Get involved and stay informed

Send comments to Council

Note Tip: Send your comments by the day before the meeting so Council has time to review them.

Sign up to speak about an agenda item by 8:30am. Requests to speak must be received no later than one hour prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting.

Request to speak  Watch the live broadcast  Get updates on Twitter

Questions about this agenda?

This meeting is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, “Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3”.

Following updated guidance issued on July 7, 2021, there is a maximum allowable capacity for public in-person participation permitted in the Council Chamber, for local government meetings, and public hearings under the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Order on Gatherings and Events.

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Vancouver Plan Update and Quick Start Actions

2. Proposed Amendment to Subdivision By-law 5208 – Reclassification of 585 East 52nd Avenue

3. Issues Report: Consideration of Rezoning Proposal at 1477 West Broadway (South Granville Station)

4. Front-ender Agreements

5. Contract Award for the Provision of Parking Meter Equipment

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NOTICE

A Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting.

COUNCIL MEETING
AGENDA

ROLL CALL

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1. Standing Committee of Council on Policy and Strategic Priorities
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Approval of recommendations and actions.

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