March 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 March 11, 18 and 25, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.
PUBLIC HEARING: 1628 Edgeware Road – Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances for 1628 Edgeware Road. This application will allow for the development of a rest home.
Council Member Motion: Support for Laid-Off Hotel and Tourism Industry Workers
The City of Victoria affirms that people should not lose their livelihoods due to the pandemic, and the Mayor will write to the Ministers of Labour and Tourism expressing support for the right for laid-off workers to return to their jobs when the pandemic eases. The letter will be forwarded to all BC municipalities asking to write their support, and will be forwarded to the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities (AVICC).
Citizens’ Assembly Process – Next Steps
Council has approved recommendations for next steps in a Citizens’ Assembly process, including a request for the Province to accommodate 1/3 of the cost. The Citizens’ Assembly is a joint process with the City of Victoria and District of Saanich to explore the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of the amalgamation of Saanich and Victoria.
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