A new Governance and Priorities Committee (GPC), which will be made up of all members of Council, has been struck and its terms of reference adopted. GPC meetings will feature discussions on one or two select topics and will eventually replace the Committee of the Whole meetings, once an amendment to the Council Procedure Bylaw has been made.
Section 9 a.1
Updates were made to the list of outstanding Council resolutions with a number of prior resolutions being rescinded.
Section 9 a.2
Development around Nanaimo
A rezoning application for Unit 9, 1599 Dufferin Crescent to allow a cannabis retail store passed two readings. A third reading will be considered after a community contribution has been secured and the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch has given license approval.
Section 10 a
Councillors Turley, Brown and Hemmens were appointed to the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel.
Section 10 c
Mobile businesses taking advantage of the Inter-Community Business Licence (ICBL) program may have the opportunity to operate in a number of new municipalities across the Island as amendments to the ICBL bylaw, expanding the program to include Victoria and the Greater Victoria area municipalities, passed three readings.
Section 10 b
Bylaw amendments related to taking overnight shelter in City parks, enforcement, public nuisance and other regulatory matters were adopted.
Section 11 a-d
Amendments to the Cross Connection Control Bylaw and the corresponding enforcement bylaw were adopted.
Section 11 e-f
Amendments to the 2018-2022 Financial Plan were adopted.
Section 11 g
March 4, 2019 Council meeting – agenda, documents and video