City Council is made up of the Mayor and 10 Councillors who are elected at large for a four-year term. The Mayor is the Chair of City Council.
The City of Vancouver is governed by the Vancouver Charter and has the power to:
- Pass bylaws regulating such things as businesses, building, noise, and land use
- Buy and sell property
- Collect property taxes and other taxes
- Approve major spending for all parts of the City government
- Take on debt
- Allocate funds for special activities, such as arts and community services
- Set up departments and offices for City services
- Hire staff for City departments and offices
2023 to 2026 Council strategic priorities
Council is working together to build a sustainable city in which everyone can live, work, and thrive.
Vibrant Vancouver: City Council’s Strategic Priorities 2023 to 2026 outlines 9 strategic objectives and key aligned work for each.
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Honouring the excellence of the people who have made a positive contribution in arts, culture, business, and civic engagement.
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Read emails and memos sent directly to Mayor and Council from the City Manager and Deputy City Manager.