Governance and Priorities Committee – March 8, 2021

Agenda Planning Matrix
The purpose of the Governance and Priorities Committee is to enable members of Council to review upcoming and important issues with members of City staff. As a result, the Governance and Priorities Committee includes all members of Council and is intended to be an open forum for more robust discussions and debates on selected topics where guests and subject matter experts can be invited to participate in the discussion. During Monday’s Committee meeting, Council prioritized upcoming topics for staff to provide reports and updates at upcoming GPC meetings.
Section 5 a

Community Amenity Contribution Policy
The following recommendation will be going to Council for their consideration:

1. Council support the Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Policy with the rates and defined increases.

To view the July 2020 Rollo report recommended rates and increases click here.

2. Prior to endorsement, Council direct staff to move forward with community consultation, including creating an information page on the City website, and send a referral to the Neighbourhood Network.
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Status of Municipal Grants
At the February 22, 2021 Governance and Priorities Committee, Council inquired about available grants and the work involved for the Finance Department for grant applications. Staff have come back and provided Council with an information report that contains the status of all active municipal grants streams.
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Update on Doughnut Economics Framework
Council received an update on progress towards developing a Nanaimo Doughnut Economics City Portrait for use in the REIMAGINE NANAIMO process.

View the report by clicking here or watch the presentation livestreamed via the link below.
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March 8, 2021 Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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