Roundup of business at City Council for the week of November 14, 2022

City Hall's 12th Avenue entrance
November 17 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, November 15

This week’s Council began with the approval of the following communication, reports, and referral report on consent:

Council approved the following reports:

Council also approved by-laws 1-28 (15.2 MB) and by-laws 29-32 (36.5 MB).

They then approved the following administrative and Council members’ motions:

The following Council members’ motions were deferred to the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities:

Council approved two new business items:

  • Changes to the acting mayor, deputy mayor, and roster
  • City of Vancouver representative endorsement to FCM

Wednesday, November 16

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

The Standing Committee then approved 2022 Cultural Grants (equity, Indigenous, artists, spaces) (241 KB).

The Standing Committee also dealt with the following referred motions:

  • Adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism (55 KB)
  • Urgent measures to uplift Vancouver’s Chinatown (57 KB) – with an amendment
    • Council have directed staff to report back in January 2023 with a draft action plan to support urgent measures to uplift Chinatown, with recommendations for enhanced cleaning of Chinatown’s public realm, increased graffiti removal, more place-making, new public art opportunities, and increased involvement of the local community in these efforts.
    • “Chinatown is a historic and much-loved part of our city,“ says Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung. “Residents and business owners shouldn’t have to worry about repeat acts of vandalism and nuisance graffiti, as well as general decay. Today’s motion will scale up efforts to help restore and uplift Chinatown as a vibrant, safe, and thriving neighbourhood.” 

Due to time constraints, Council heard from speakers for the following items and referred debate and decision to the reconvening Standing Committee on November 22, 2022, at 3pm: