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Vancouver City Planning Commission

The commission advises City Council on planning and development issues in the City, and may report to Council on any proposal likely to have a significant effect on the future of the City.

The commission organizes conferences, consultations, competitions, presentations, and research on topics including housing, public realm, neighbourhoods, transportation, and public engagement.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: advisory bodies

We're transitioning to virtual advisory body meetings as an interim response to the health emergency. These meetings will be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, Local Government Meetings and By-law Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3.

The next meeting will be held on June 3, 2020.

A link to join the live meeting broadcast will be posted below 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Virtual meetings will be held using Cisco WebEx Events. No software download is required, simply use the link below to view the meeting live through your web browser. 

Online meeting password: VCPC

Join the meeting

Join by phone (audio only)

1-604-646-8916
1-855-699-3239 (Canada - toll free)

Access code: TBA

Consent - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

To view or participate in meetings virtually, I consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information outside Canada as described below. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering advisory body meetings. For virtual advisory body meetings, your contact information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the director of access to information and privacy by emailing privacy@vancouver.ca, phoning 3-1-1, or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Following the meeting, minutes will be posted online and can be found in the ‘Meetings’ tab below.

Terms of reference

The Vancouver City Planning Commission Bylaw establishes the commission, its membership, powers, and duties.

Meeting frequency

The commission generally meets once a month on a Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. Meetings typically take place in Committee Room No. 1 at 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Time commitment

Commissioners should expect to spend 3 to 5 hours a week in meetings and related work. As well, many commission activities occur during weekday daytime hours, so commission members should have a lot of control over their schedule.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than three consecutive meetings or five meetings within a calendar year, without obtaining leave of absence from the Commission. Membership will be terminated following such an absence.

Membership

The commission consists of 11 voting members appointed by City Council, and two members appointed by the commission itself. Voting members may not be employees of any of the following:

  • City of Vancouver
  • Park Board
  • School Board

The commission also has four non-voting members from:

  • City Council (2)
  • Park Board (1)
  • School Board (1)

Every member may be reappointed, but no member may serve more than three terms in a row.

Prospective members

Before being appointed, members must have lived in Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District) for at least 6 months.

Current members

Term ends December 31, 2020: 

  • Robyn Chan
  • Danielle Dhaliwal
  • Omar Dominguez
  • Rob Grant
  • Alyssa Koehn
  • Karenn Krangle

Term ends December 31, 2021: 

  • Veronika Bylicki
  • Albert Huang
  • Alix Krahn
  • Sierra Tasi Baker
  • Yijin Wen
  • Amina Yasin

Commission Appointee:

  • Marnie Tamaki
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Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Pete Fry
  • Park Board: Commissioner John Irwin
  • School Board: Trustee Janet Fraser
  • Planning Department: Chris Robertson

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

The meetings listed below are open to the public.

Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the commission

 The Commission does not deal with specific planning and zoning or permit related questions or decisions.

vcpc@vancouver.ca

Executive Director
Yuri Artibise

Phone: 604-873-7477

Committee Clerk
Kathy Bengston

Phone: 604-871-6146

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

permitquestions@vancouver.ca

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Transit nearby

  • Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
  • 99 B-line, #15, and #9 buses

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot, 
between Cambie and Yukon