February 18, 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 February 18, 25 and March 4, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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Pre-Application Community Consultation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Council has directed staff to bring forward amendments to the Land Use Procedures Bylaw to require applications to post development application signs on site and to be available for a virtual community meeting where the Community Association Land Use Committee is able and desires to host a virtual meeting in conjunction with the pre-application community consultation process that is in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Government Recommendation for Herald Street Brew Works at 506 Herald Street
An application to the Liquor Licensing Agency for Herald Street Brew Works has been endorsed by City Council, subject to the applicant’s compliance with City bylaws and permits. This application would increase the occupant load to licence a 99 person rooftop patio for the establishment, with hours of operation for the patio from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Council also recommended the licence be approved with the condition that no amplified music is used on the patio.

Community Garden Licences of Occupation
The City has authorized licences of occupation for the following community gardens:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Herb Garden in James Bay
  • Oswald Park Community Garden in Oaklands
  • Franklin Green Community Garden in North Park

2020 Community Garden Start Up Grant
Council has approved the following four organizations to receive a Community Garden Start Up Grant:

  • Oaklands Community Association - $10,000
  • Quadra Village Community Association - $10,000
  • South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association - $5,000
  • Canadian Orca Rescue Society - $5,000