May 13, 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 April 22, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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PUBLIC HEARING: 1029 Queens Avenue – Development Permit with Variance
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Development Permit with Variance for 1029 Queens Avenue. This application will retain the existing duplex and permit a new two unit rental residential building in the side yard.

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PUBLIC HEARING: 430 Powell Street – Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances for 430 Powell Street. This application will allow for rezoning the property into two site-specific small lots in order to construct two single-family dwellings.
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Council Member Motion: Adjustment for Honouraria for Seniors Task Force
Council has authorized a one-time allocation of $1,380 from the 2021 contingency to the Seniors Task Force budget, to provide honouraria in recognition of the contribution of Indigenous elders to the work of the City of Victoria Seniors Task Force, consistent with the City of Victoria’s Committee Remuneration Policy.

714 Cormorant Street: Application for a New Liquor Primary Licence for Tora Tiki
An application to the Liquor Licensing Agency for new liquor primary licence for Tora Tiki at 714 Cormorant Street has been endorsed by City Council. 

Council Member Motion: Advocating for Start-ups Impacted by COVID-19
The Mayor, on behalf of Council, willwrite to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Minister of National Revenue, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and the Minister of Finance advocating for support for businesses that have fallen through the cracks of government support programs.