Vancouver City Planning Commission

The commission advises City Council on planning and development issues in the City, and may report to Council on any proposal likely to have a significant effect on the future of the City.

The commission organizes conferences, consultations, competitions, presentations, and research on topics including housing, public realm, neighbourhoods, transportation, and public engagement.

Terms of reference

The Vancouver City Planning Commission Bylaw establishes the commission, its membership, powers, and duties.

Meeting frequency

The commission generally meets once a month on a Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. Meetings typically take place in Committee Room No. 1 at 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Time commitment

Commissioners should expect to spend 3 to 5 hours a week in meetings and related work. As well, many commission activities occur during weekday daytime hours, so commission members should have a lot of control over their schedule.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than three consecutive meetings or five meetings within a calendar year, without obtaining leave of absence from the Commission. Membership will be terminated following such an absence.

Membership

The commission consists of 11 voting members appointed by City Council, and two members appointed by the commission itself. Voting members may not be employees of any of the following:

  • City of Vancouver
  • Park Board
  • School Board

The commission also has four non-voting members from:

  • City Council (2)
  • Park Board (1)
  • School Board (1)

Every member may be reappointed, but no member may serve more than three terms in a row.

Prospective members

Before being appointed, members must have lived in Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District) for at least 6 months.

Current members

Term ends December 31, 2017:

  • Amelia Huang
  • Karenn Krangle
  • Robert Matas
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Term ends December 31, 2018:

  • Janice Abbott
  • David Crossley
  • Jennifer Marshall
  • Nola-Kate Seymoar
  • Leslie Shieh

Commission Appointees:

  • Daniella Fergusson
  • Anthony Perl

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Adriane Carr
  • City Council: Councillor Andrea Reimer 
  • Park Board: Commissioner Casey Crawford 
  • School Board: N/A
  • Special Representative: Mike Lombardi
  • Planning Department: Chris Robertson

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

The meetings listed below are open to the public.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2017-2018 Work Plan

The 2017-2018 Work Plan summarizes the high priority objectives for the committee term and establishes an action plan to achieve those objectives.

2017 in Review

An overview of the committee's 2017 objectives, accomplishments, and future goals as presented at the Council of Council's on October 12, 2017.

  • View the poster  (753 kb)

Reporting our activities to City Council

Resources for potential and appointed members

The Procedure Bylaw regulates the procedures of Council and its committees and other bodies.

Procedure Bylaw PDF file (150 KB)

The Code of Conduct Policy sets minimum expectations for the behaviour of Council officials, staff, and advisory body members in carrying out their functions.

Code of Conduct Policy PDF file (140 KB)

The Accessibility Event Guidelines help to ensure events are accessible to all, and were developed in consultation with the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Accessibility Event Guidelines PDF file (210 KB)

Contact the commission

vcpc@vancouver.ca

Executive Director
Yuri Artibise

Phone: 604-873-7477

Meeting Coordinator
Denise Swanston

Phone: 604-871-6399

Vancouver City Planning Commission site