January 9, 2020

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 9, 2020 Council Meeting. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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Local Government Recommendation for Café Veneto (1450 Douglas Street)
An application to the provincial Liquor Licensing Agency to add an entertainment endorsement to a Food Primary Licence for Café Veneto at 1450 Douglas Street was endorsed by City Council.  

Council Member Motion - Advocacy for Exemption for Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club
The Mayor, on behalf of Council, will write to the Premier of British Columbia, copying the Solicitor General and Members of the Legislative Assembly representing constituencies in the Capital Region, advising the Province of the valuable service that the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club has provided to medicinal users of cannabis for the past two decades, and requesting that the Provincial government consider authorizing an exemption to the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club under s. 130 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, to allow the Club to continue to provide responsible access and a safe, welcoming community space for medical cannabis users in the City of Victoria and Capital Region.

Council Member Motion – Site Selection for Pool and Fitness Centre
Council directed staff to report back on February 6, 2020 with all existing assessment details related to potential sites, including the parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park at 940 Caledonia Avenue, for the Crystal Pool replacement facility.

11 Chown Place: Victoria Housing Reserve Fund Application (Burnside)
Council hasapproved a grant from the Victoria Housing Reserve Fund to the Gorge View Society in the amount of $295,000 to assist in the construction of a four-storey 58-unit affordable seniors’ housing project at 11 Chown Place, subject to specific conditions.

Learn more about this grant application.