April 22, 2021

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. The items are selected highlights from the April 22, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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Council Member Motion: Solidarity with Indian Farmers
The City of Victoria stands in solidarity with Indian farmers and the Mayor wrote to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Provincial Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat and asking them to support Indian farmers in their right to peaceful protest, a dignified living, and to accelerate this message to the Indian government.

Build Back Victoria Program and Government Street Pedestrian-Priority Initiatives Update
Council has directed staff tobring forward recommendations to update and extend the current Business Recovery from Pandemic Bylaw prior to October 31, 2021 in order to support continued economic recovery, and for staff to introduce a requirement for accessibility in flex spaces to take effect by July 1, 2021. In addition, the Mayor has written to the Province to advocate for the liquor licences that are currently in effect to extend past October 2021.