Capital plan borrowing questions

The Capital Plan is our four-year financial plan for investments in our city's infrastructure and amenities, like:

  • Water and sewer pipes
  • Sidewalks
  • Community centres and parks

Voter approval is needed for Council to borrow on projects outside of water, sewer, and district energy systems.

On the 2018 election ballot, you voted on Council borrowing $300 million for a portion of the 2019-2022 Capital Plan PDF file (6.6 MB).

1. Transportation and technology

Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2022, to borrow an aggregate $100,353,000 for the following purposes?

Program Description Amount
A. Street and bridge infrastructure To provide for major maintenance, reconstruction and enhancement of the arterial and neighbourhood transportation networks, sidewalks, greenways, and cycle routes, and to undertake major maintenance of bridges and other structures, including repairs and structural work on Granville Bridge. $47,429,000

B. Traffic signals and street lighting

To provide for major maintenance, replacement, and enhancement of traffic signals and street lighting that are beyond economical repair or no longer meet operational requirements.

$42,924,000

C. Technology projects

To provide for the renewal and enhancement of the City’s information technology systems such as data centres, servers, and applications that support the delivery of and access to City services and programs.

$10,000,000
Total   $100,353,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $100,353,000.

Explanatory note for questions 2 and 3

  • Community facilities include buildings such as community centres, pools, rinks, libraries, childcare centres, cultural facilities, social facilities, and affordable housing.
  • Civic facilities include buildings such as fire halls, police buildings, administrative facilities, and service yards.

2. Capital maintenance and renovation programs for existing community facilities, civic facilities, and parks

Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2022, to borrow an aggregate $99,557,000 for the following purposes?

Program Description Amount
A. Maintenance of community and civic facilities To provide for ongoing capital maintenance such as replacement of roofs, windows, elevators, heating / ventilation, electrical, and plumbing systems. $59,175,000

B. Renovations of community and civic facilities

To provide for renovations or other upgrades such as renovations to community spaces, wheelchair access improvements, energy conservation upgrades, and removal of hazardous materials.

$23,975,000

C. Maintenance and renovation of parks

To provide for ongoing capital maintenance, renovations or other upgrades of existing parks, park buildings, and features within parks such as the seawall, pathways, playgrounds, playfields, and sport courts.

$16,407,000
Total   $99,557,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $99,557,000.

3. Replacement of existing community facilities and civic facilities

Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2022, to borrow an aggregate $100,090,000 for the following purposes?

Program Description Amount
A. Community facilities To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of existing community facilities, including Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, Marpole Library, the City Archives, and other projects such as Britannia Community Centre, Ray-Cam Community Centre, or West End Community Centre that are at the planning or design stage. $62,840,000

B. Civic facilities

To provide for replacement, renewal, or rehabilitation of existing civic facilities, including the first phase at Sunset Service Yard, seismic upgrade of the Kitsilano Fire Hall, and other projects such as Manitoba Service Yard or one of the downtown fire halls that are at the planning or design stage.

$37,250,000
Total   $100,090,000

If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass bylaws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $100,090,000.

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