May 11, 2020 Special Council Summary

Food Security Working Group
Council approved the establishment of a new sub-committee of the Health and Housing Task Force, dedicated to food security, and endorsed the Food Security Working Group guidelines.
Section 7 a

Financial Plan & Property Taxes
Amendments to the 2020-2024 Financial Plan and property tax rates for 2020 passed three readings, and were adopted.
Sections 8 a,b

Borrowing Funds
The Millstone Trunk South sanitary sewer DCC project will borrow $672,600 of internal funds with repayment to come from sewer operations.
Section 8 c

Up to $406,585 will be borrowed through the Municipal Finance Authority’s Equipment Financing Program for the purchase of an additional automated garbage truck.
Section 8 e

Green Fleet Strategy
Council has adopted a Green Fleet Strategy which aims to reduce fuel consumption, increase the use of alternative fuels and develop an electric vehicle charging plan for vehicles in the City’s fleet.
Section 8 f

Council adopted an Advocacy Framework and will be referring it to the Health and Housing Task Force’s sub-committee for feedback.
Section 8 g

Capital Projects
Council identified the following capital projects for future potential stimulus programs and advocacy opportunities:

  • Waterfront Walkway – Departure Bay
  • South End Community Centre
  • RCMP Facility
  • Public Works Facility
  • Fire Training Centre
  • Terminal-Nicol Reimagined
  • Wakesiah Corridor

Section 8 h

Letter of Support
A letter will be sent in support of the City of Vancouver’s request to the Honourable David Eby, MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey, supporting businesses by making liquor licensing more flexible.
Section 10

May 11, 2020 Special Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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