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.

Meeting updates 

Meetings may be convened by electronic means as authorized by Section 14.14 of the Procedure By-law. Advisory Bodies may elect to conduct their meetings in person, by electronic means, or as a hybrid of the two. 

If attending in person, please continue to respect the personal space of others.

Virtual meetings use Cisco WebEx Events. No software download is required. In the event of a virtual meeting, use the link below to view the meeting live through your web browser.

A link to join the live meeting broadcast is posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 4pm - 6pm

Online meeting password: VCPC (8272 from phones)

Join the meeting

Join by phone (audio only)

1-855-699-3239 (Canada - toll free)

Access code: 2496 490 3529

Consent - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

To view or participate in meetings virtually, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your 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 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 4 to 6 pm.

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.


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 liaisons from:

  • City Council
  • Park Board
  • School Board
  • Staff

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, 2023: 

  • Noel Allison
  • Veronika Bylicki
  • Lauren English
  • Amina Yasin: Co-Chair
  • Richard Wittstock

Term ends December 31, 2024

  • Alasdair Butcher
  • Ruby Langan
  • Gabrielle Peters
  • Sara Emami
  • Wendy LeBreton
  • Arno Matis

Commission Appointees:

  • Juan Solorzano: Co-Chair (term ends December 31, 2024)


  • City Council: Councillor Pete Fry
  • Park Board: Commissioner Marie-Claire Howard
  • School Board: Trustee Alfred Chien
  • Staff: Chris Robertson, Assistant Director, City-Wide and Regional Planning

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.

Coordinator, Planning Committees
Adeola Alle

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

The Development and Building Centre is open for in-person scheduled appointments or payments. 

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