Roundup of business at City Council for the week of December 5, 2022

December 9 2022 –

Vancouver City Council met this week to hear and discuss a variety of topics during Council, and Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities. 

Tuesday, December 6

This week’s Council began with a minute of silence in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Council then approved the following reports and referral reports on consent:

Council also approved Acting Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Roster of Councillors to Represent Council – 2023 (158 KB) with amendments.

At last week’s Special Council meeting on Tuesday, November 29, Council heard staff presentations and public speakers on the 2023 Capital and Operating Budget. This week, Council debated and approved the following budget items:

Council then approved By-laws 1-20 (1.2 MB) and By-laws 21-23 (8.3 MB)

The following Administrative and Council Members’ Motions were also approved:

The following Council Members’ Motions were deferred to the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on Wednesday, December 7:

Wednesday, December 7

The Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities began with the approval on consent of the following:

The Standing Committee then approved the following reports:

The Standing Committee also dealt with the following referred motions:

  • “In our push to streamline delivery of needed housing in our city, I’m grateful for Council’s unanimous vote to approve the establishment of fixed-rate community amenity contributions for low and medium-rise projects,” says Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung. “This will reduce timelines and costs while providing more predictability to the development process.”

Reviewing Vancouver’s Age-Friendly Action Plan and Aligning with WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities Framework (Member’s Motion B.4) (178 KB)

  • “The passage of our motion to review and strengthen the City’s strategy around supporting older adults, with an eye toward Vancouver meeting the WHO’s Age-Friendly City standard, will help us to become more resilient in the face of our aging demographic and pervasive ageism,” says Councillor Mike Klassen. “It will also eventually empower seniors to enjoy a better, more connected quality of life in our city that values their contributions.”
  • “Delivering a harmonized childcare policy between the Provincial Government and the City is the first step towards delivering thousands of new childcare spaces in Vancouver,” says Councillor Lisa Dominato. “We look forward to working with the Province to ensure all families in Vancouver can have access to quality, affordable childcare spaces.”
  • “This is a win for transparency, accountability, and evidence-based policy,” says Councillor Lenny Zhou. “Body-worn cameras work and their implementation will lead to cost-savings for taxpayers and a greater sense of confidence in both investigations and our justice system.”

A Council meeting was convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting. In this meeting, Council approved the recommendations and actions of the preceding Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities as well as an urgent business item (1.6 MB) and a By-law (1.5 MB).

Thursday, December 8

At the Public Hearing held that evening, Council approved Miscellaneous Amendments Concerning Various CD-1 By-laws. (14 KB)

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:30am.

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