February 4, 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.

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Employee Relations – International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Collective Bargaining Update, From the January 7, 2021 Closed Meeting
Council approved ratification of the tentative agreement set out in the Memorandum of Settlement dated December 11, 2020 between the bargaining representatives of the City of Victoria and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 230.

My Great Neighbourhood Grant 2020 Program Summary
Council approved the following regarding the My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program:

  1. Continue accepting applications for the interim category of Community Recovery & Resiliency to be funded from the regular funding stream
  2. Continue with a rolling intake giving the City Manager the decision-making power to approve the grants following the internal adjudication process
  3. Accept proposed language changes to the grant policy, and
  4. Direct staff to return to Council with current information on existing Arts and Culture grant policies

Learn more about the 2021 My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program, and funding available.

Council Member Motion: Celebrating the Lunar New Year
Mayor and Council encouraged citizens in the City of Victoria and throughout the Region, to help celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox by decorating their doorways and windows with Lunar New Year decorations and red decorations from now until the end of February and that on Friday, February 12, 2021 that we wear red to bring good luck and good health to all our communities.