January 21, 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 7, 14 and 21, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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City Exploring Partnership with DVBA to Maintain Vitality of Downtown Impacted by Vandalism
In response to recent vandalism, the City is exploring ways it can partner with the Downtown Victoria Business Association to maintain the vibrancy and vitality of downtown during the ongoing pandemic, and will report back to Council on options.

Employee Relations - IBEW and UBCJ Agreements: Rise and Report from the Closed Meeting January 14, 2021
Council has approved ratification of the tentative agreement set out in the Memorandum of Agreement dated December 22, 2020 between the bargaining representatives of the City of Victoria and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 230 (IBEW). Council also approved ratification of the tentative agreement set out in the Memorandum of Agreement dated January 5, 2021 between the bargaining representatives of the City of Victoria and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1598 (UBCJ).

Municipal Service – Proposed Reciprocal Fire Services Automatic and Mutual Aid Agreement, Districts of Saanich& Oak Bay: Rise and Report from the Closed Meeting January 14, 2021
Council has authorized a Reciprocal Fire Services Automatic and Mutual Aid agreement with the District of Oak Bay and the District of Saanich.

187 Dallas Road (Ogden Point): Request to amend Section 219 Covenant
Council has accepted the request of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to allow a temporary pedestrian ramp at Ogden Point to remain in place until May 22, 2024, with an option to extend for an additional two years if the ramp is functioning with no significant vehicular or pedestrian safety concerns. If the ramp is functioning in a way that negatively impacts traffic or pedestrian safety, the City can close the ramp at any time until such time that the conditions are corrected to the satisfaction of the City.