Governance and Priorities Committee – April 26, 2021

Agenda Planning

Governance and Priorities Committee Agenda Planning
The committee recommended that Council add, as a future Governance and Priorities Committee topic, a staff update on issues related to Westwood Lake as a recreational facility specific to trail usages and parking issues. 
Section 5 a

Reports

Affordable Housing Strategy - Annual Implementation Update
The committee was provided with the second annual update on the implementation of Nanaimo’s Affordable Housing Strategy.
Section 6 c 1

Zoning Bylaw 'Schedule D' - Affordable Housing Amendments
The committee recommended that Council pass two readings to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.180” (To amend Schedule D of the Zoning Bylaw to provide density bonusing points for rental and affordable housing developments). 

The committee recommended that future amendments to Schedule D of the Zoning Bylaw be brought forward to a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting at a later date.
Section 6 c 2

Neighbourhood Association Organizational Capacity Review, Support and Engagement
The committee recommended that Council refer the Neighbourhood Association Organizational Capacity Review, Support and Engagement topic to staff to provide the minutes and a summary report to share with neighbourhood associations. Staff were asked to provide further comment and return to a GPC meeting at least two months following the April 26, 2021 meeting, potentially in September. 

The Committee recommended that Council direct staff to develop a detailed Partners in Community program and annual budget for consideration. 
Section 6 c 3

2021 Council Alignment Update
The committee was provided with a 2021 Council alignment update.
Section d 1

Other Business

Councillor Maartman re: Recreational Vehicle Permanent Accommodation
The committee deferred consideration of the topic “Councillor Maartman re: Recreational Vehicle Permanent Accommodation” to a future date. Staff will return with options for when to have this discussion.
Section 7 a

April 26, 2021 Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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