Three meetings of Vancouver City Council are scheduled for May 12th and 13th, 2015. There’s also a Park Board meeting on May 11th and an important Metro Vancouver Board meeting set for Friday, May 15th.
The Park Board meeting on Monday, May 11th will look at a Salt Marsh Project in New Brighton Park. A special event for a concert for the Clean-up the Ocean Initiative is requested in Stanley Park. A Women’s World Cup 2015 report will be reviewed by the Board and a motion on notice for the Commemorative Trees and Shrubs will be introduced. We are pleased to remind people that as of last month, Park Board meetings are now captured on live and archived web video.
The Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, May 12th will include reports on transportation monitoring as well as pedestrian and cycling safety studies. A grant request for extending and upgrading the Adanac Bikeway will be examined. A series of tax levy adjustments are on the agenda; the adjusted taxable value for all class 1 residential properties in the City exceeds $200 billion. Motions on Notice for Protecting Vancouver’s Recreational Water Quality and Increased Protection for Tenants and Vancouver’s Rental Housing Stock will be debated. On Tuesday, a Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing will be held at 6pm.
The City Finance and Services Committee on Wednesday, May 13th includes a report on the Former Vancouver Post Office at 349 West Georgia. Staff recommend that a minimum of 7.0 FSR of commercial office space be provided on the site, and they also see opportunity for residential condo towers with some heritage retention. Bentall Kennedy, the developer of the Post Office site was a donor to Vision Vancouver in 2011 and 2014.
A further rezoning of a the CD-1 site for the Sinclair Centre will also be considered by the City to increase the density and height on the property. The approval of $927,500 in matching grants to 13 Chinese societies for use in building upgrades is to be considered; this item requires 8 affirmative votes.
On Friday, May 15th, Metro Vancouver Board will hold important meetings to discuss the 2014 financial statement for the region, the board will examine reductions in SO2 emissions (sulfur dioxide, from refineries & shipping) and discuss PPP funding to upgrade the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. Metro Board will also review an Assessment of the Impacts of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
For reference, we’ve reproduced the meeting agendas below. Continue reading