Development applications snapshot 1-Oct-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a separate monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications and Development Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The rezoning list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. The development list shows applications currently in progress as well as upcoming Development Permit Board meetings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications):  https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV development applications snapshot 1-Oct-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-Oct-2019. Continue reading

This deserves YOUR support: Motion on Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver (1-Oct-2019 Motion B6)

City Hall Statue(Update – Council has referred this motion to the October 23, 2019 Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting. Registered speakers will be notified.)

Here is a motion going before Vancouver City Council on October 1, 2019 (Tues) that deserves the wholehearted support of the public and Council. The motion lays out a strong case for creating the position of an independent auditor general office, and sets March 1, 2020 as the desired start date.

From CityHallWatch’s nine years of observing City Hall, we strongly believe the savings from having this office will be far greater than the proposed annual budget of one million dollars, and encourage citizens and groups to show their support by writing or speaking to Council. A bit of time at this point could save citizens incalculable time and effort in the future. All you need to do is tell Council “I support Motion B6 (October 1) on Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver.” You could do this online at the link indicated below, or by signing up and speaking to Council. No additional comments or rationale are required, though you are free to say more by way of explanation or support. If you do one thing this year to make Vancouver a better place, this is worthy.

The document of this motion by Councillor Colleen Hardwick is lengthy, at nine pages including end notes, so we include the just first paragraph of the “whereas” and “therefore” section to give readers a gist.

Motion B6: Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver. Download entire motion:
https://council.vancouver.ca/20191001/documents/motionb6.pdf

Oct. 1, 2019 Agenda:
https://council.vancouver.ca/20191001/regu20191001ag.htm

The above link includes a link to an online form to “Send your comments to City Council”

Request to speak: Send e-mail to speaker.request@vancouver.ca or request online here:
https://vancouver.ca/your-government/request-to-speak-at-meeting-form-1.aspx

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Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver (Motion 6, October 1, 2019, submitted by Councillor Colleen Hardwick)

WHEREAS [excerpt]
Good governance in the municipal sector, and ensuring that a municipal government achieves its intended results while always acting in the public interest, is essential to satisfying the public’s expectation that a municipality is providing effective stewardship over public assets, value-for-money in operations, transparent administration, and accountability for results; …
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Election Candidates Meeting & AGM (Sept 25, Wed): West Point Grey Residents Association

wpgra-logo-small-wb2Federal Election Candidates Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7 pm

Meeting Location: West Point Grey United Church
4595 W. 8th Ave. (at Tolmie St. – main church building)

 

West Point Grey Residents Association
Annual General Meeting and Federal Election Candidates’ Meeting

7:00 pm Business Meeting
7:15 pm Candidate introductions followed by questions on the issues

Hear candidates’ responses on issues. Submit questions here: info@wpgra.ca

Website  wpgra.ca

*CHW note – we welcome advance notices from other residents’ associations regarding federal election candidate meetings. Send to citizenYVR@gmail.com

Two important open houses on rental incentives in Vancouver (Wed Sept 25 & Thurs Sept 26)

City HallThe City of Vancouver is organizing two important open house this week with huge implications for neighbourhoods across the city. The topic is proposed changes to policies and zoning for “rental incentive programs,” which includes reviews of Rental 100, Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy, and opportunities to extend the Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program (MIRHPP). Changes in policies and zonings can result in major changes to your community. Have a look, and have a say!

September 25, 2019 (Wed) 4 to 7 pm
Kitsilano Neighborhood House, 2305 West 7th Ave

Thurs. September 26, 4pm to 7pm
Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St, Vancouver

More details:
https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/creating-new-market-rental-housing.aspx

We also encourage anyone interested to take the survey by clicking the link above (city website).

Despite the former Vision Vancouver civic party having been obliterated from City Hall in the October 2018 municipal election, the current City Council in July 2019 adopted all of the Vision regime’s policies, including the 2016 Interim Zoning Policy and Affordable Home Ownership Program, as a framework for the city-wide planning process, which is now beginning. The implications are huge.

The majority of city councillors appear to have already decided there will be no neighbourhood-based planning processes going forward, as Council has pre-determined where and how density will be increased in all zones (i.e., high rises along major arterials, mid rises along other arterials, and forms such as stacked townhouses within 1.5 blocks on either side).

Residents who attend the open houses are encouraged to ask for planning processes that are more neighbourhood-based, rather than blanket city-wide zonings and policies. The voices of communities should be respected and heard when it comes to these issues.

Development applications snapshot 1-Sep-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a separate monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications and Development Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The rezoning list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. The development list shows applications currently in progress as well as upcoming Development Permit Board meetings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications):  https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV development applications snapshot 1-Sep-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-Sep-2019. Continue reading

Rezoning applications snapshot 1-Sep-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications): https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of rezoning applications we created in PDF format:
CoV rezoning applications snapshot 1-Sep-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/rezapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-Sep-2019 Continue reading

Development applications snapshot 1-Aug-2019

For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:
https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/

As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a separate monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications and Development Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The rezoning list contains valuable information on each application, and indicates scheduled “open houses” and Public Hearings. The development list shows applications currently in progress as well as upcoming Development Permit Board meetings. Spread the word to anyone who might be affected or interested.

A tech-savvy citizen is voluntarily producing two handy online maps (click bottom right to switch between rezoning and development applications):  https://vancouverapps-fa328.firebaseapp.com/

Download the full list of development applications we created in PDF format:
CoV development applications 1-Aug-2019

For a current list of applications, click: vancouver.ca/devapps/.

Below is the list as of 1-Aug-2019. Continue reading