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Events, decisions, and reports at City Council this week

June 11 2020 –

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Staff presented (41 MB) to Council on Places for People: Downtown Public Space Strategy (110 KB) . After asking questions of staff, and hearing from three speakers, Council approved this with amendments.

Council then considered Unfinished Business, REZONING: 2776 Semlin Drive and 2025 East 12th Avenue (3 MB) , which was approved.

Several communications memos, reports, a referral report, by-laws, and an administrative motion were also approved:

The following motions were referred to the Standing Committee on City Finance and Services meeting on June 10:

The motion Standing Up to the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Crimes (49 KB)  was referred back to staff in order to receive additional information.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Standing Committee on City Finance and Services meeting began with a staff presentation (4 MB)  on Legionella Prevention — Vancouver Building By-law Amendments (6 MB) . After asking questions of staff, and hearing from three speakers, these were approved.

Motions referred from Tuesday’s Council meeting were then considered.

After hearing from two speakers, the motion Komagata Maru Apology and Remembrance Day Proclamation (43 KB)  was approved with an amendment.

After debate, the following were referred to staff:

The next Special Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, at 3:30pm.

Quotes

Councillor Adriane Carr

Regarding Places for People: Downtown Public Space Strategy

“The Covid-19 pandemic has really brought to light how important public spaces are for the well-being of people in our city. As a West-Ender, it’s clear to me that our public spaces have always been well-loved and well-used. With social distancing on top of the increasing residential density downtown, they are now more critical than ever. We need more parks, plazas and places for people.”