February 11, 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 January 28, February 4 and 11, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.
PUBLIC HEARING: 2700 Avebury Avenue - Rezoning Application, Development Permit with Variances, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application, Development Permit with Variances, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit for 2700 Avebury Avenue. This application will allow the creation of a small lot west of the existing property while retaining the existing house.
PUBLIC HEARING: 1171 Rockland Avenue - Development Variance Permit
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to refer a Development Variance Permit for 1171 Rockland Avenue back to staff to work with the developer on the points raised by Council. This application would allow for multiple dwelling units in an existing heritage building.
Council Member Motion: Electronic Participation at Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings
Council directed staff to report back on the implications and ability to amend the Council Procedures Bylaw to require remote participation to occur so that Council members are visible to the Chair and the City Clerk in order to be recorded as present in a meeting, and visible to Council and the public via the webcast when called on to vote or comment, provided that the City’s meeting management programs are operational to enable the video connection, and that Council, through the Mayor, affirm each Council member’s choice to participate remotely or in council chambers.
Appointment of City Clerk
Mr. Curt Kingsley has been appointed as City Clerk, the officer responsible for corporate administration for the City of Victoria, effective March 15, 2021 upon the retirement of the current City Clerk Mr. Chris Coates.