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Events, decisions, and reports at City Council this week

July 26 2019 –

Vancouver City Council convened this week to hear and deliberate on a variety of topics during Regular Council and the Standing Committee on City Finance and Services.

Tuesday, July 23

Regular Council started with Doug Smith, Director, Sustainability Group, Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, providing an update (31 MB) on the Greenest City Action Plan Implementation and presenting Council with a Greenest City 2020 Action Plan Booklet (7 MB).

Staff presented an update  (307 KB) to the Mayor’s Overdose Emergency Task Force and Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, also provided a VCH update. After hearing from several speakers, Council unanimously approved the recommendations in the updated report (307 KB). You can read more about this online.

Council also approved several Administrative, Policy and other reports on consent. They were:

Council held and then unanimously approved the Administrative Report on Quarterly Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts (220 KB).

Following a staff presentation (3 MB) on Direction for Intensification of Large Sites to Include Moderate Income Rental Housing (1 MB), Council also unanimously approved the recommendations.

Council also approved the following Administrative Motions:

The following by-laws were also approved:

Motions on Notice

In Unfinished Business, Council unanimously approved the revised version of the motion on Options for an Accelerated Timelines for Addressing Vancouver’s Combined Sewer Overflows (23 KB).

Wednesday, July 24

At the Standing Committee on City Finance and Services, staff presented a review of Vancouver’s Rental Incentive Programs - Initial Findings (3.7 MB). You can read more about this online.

Council approved the following reports on consent:

Council heard from speakers and approved the following motions with amendments:

After hearing from several speakers on the report regarding Amendments to the Procedure By-law No. 9756 (438 KB), Council referred debate and decision to a Fall Council or Committee meeting.

Regular Council will convene on Sept. 10, 2019.

Quotes from Council (54 KB)

New and amended motions (39 KB)