Events, decisions, and reports at City Council for the week of April 25, 2022
Vancouver City Council met electronically this week to hear and discuss a variety of topics during Council and Standing Committee on City Finance and Services.
Tuesday, April 26
This week’s Council began with an acknowledgement of Day of Mourning, which is on April 28, 2022, and the approval of 2021 Property Tax Exemptions PDF file (196 KB) on consent.
Unfinished Business Item, CD-1 Rezoning: 1477 West Broadway was approved by Council PDF file (29 KB) was approved by Council.
Council then approved the following reports:
- Official Apology to the Italian Canadian Community in Vancouver PDF file (256 KB) – with an amendment
- Draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan PDF file (4 MB) – with amendments
- 2022 Property Taxation: Distribution of Property Tax Levy PDF file (384 KB) – with amendments
The following motions were referred to the Standing Committee on City Finance and Services on Wednesday, April 27:
- Catalysing Planning for the Future of Central Waterfront District PDF file (71 KB)
- Increasing the Empty Homes Tax to Five Percent and Improving Compliance PDF file (42 KB)
- CCTV Cameras for the Purpose of Public Safety and Deterring and Solving Violent Crime PDF file (25 KB)
Council approved an item of New Business items, Signing the COP26 Zero Emissions Vehicle Declaration.
Wednesday, April 27
The Standing Committee on City Finance and Services began with the approval on consent of the following:
- Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board - Annual Report 2021 PDF file (2.2 MB)
- Environmental Consulting Services PDF file (56 KB)
The Standing Committee then approved the following reports and referred items:
- Supporting the Innovation Economy (Member's Motion B.7) PDF file (102 KB) – with an amendment
- Enabling a Recovery Community Centre in the City of Vancouver (Member's Motion B.8) PDF file (139 KB)
- 2021 Housing Progress Report, Housing Needs Report, and Update on Housing Targets Refresh PDF file (8.4 MB) – with amendments
The Standing Committee also approved the following referred motions:
- Catalysing Planning for the Future of Central Waterfront District (Member's Motion B.2) PDF file (147 KB)
- Increasing the Empty Homes Tax to Five Percent and Improving Compliance (Member’s Motion B.3) PDF file (199 KB) – with amendments
Referred motion, CCTV Cameras for the Purpose of Public Safety and Deterring and Solving Violent Crime (Member’s Motion B.4) PDF file (164 KB) was not approved.
A Council meeting was convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting, approving the recommendations and actions of the preceding Standing Committee on City Finance and Services.
The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 9:30am.