The Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver will meet at 9 am on Friday, September 21, 2012.
The live webcast will be available here. Video webcasts are a new thing for this Board of Directors, and they are not archived online. The public should ask their municipalities to encourage Metro Vancouver to webcast not only Board meetings but all committee meetings too, just like many municipalities already do. An excerpt of the agenda is copied below, with sections relating to the Regional Growth Strategy in bold.
Webcast will be here:
Agenda for the Board meeting is here, containing many related documents:
GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Friday, September 21, 2012
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia.
A G E N D A
Note: Recommendation is shown under each item, where applicable.
A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. September 21, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the Board adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for
September 21, 2012 as circulated.
B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. July 27, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held July 27, 2012
D. INVITED PRESENTATIONS
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Note: Directors may adopt in one motion all recommendations appearing on the
Consent Agenda or, prior to the vote, request an item be removed from the Consent
Agenda for debate or discussion, voting in opposition to a recommendation, or
declaring a conflict of interest with an item.
1. ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.1 Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw
No. 1082, 2008 – Staff Appointments
That the Board, pursuant to the Environmental Management Act and Greater
Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 1082, 2008:
a) Appoint the following as Officers: Dennis Klick, Natasha Markovic-Mirovic
and Susy Marble; and
b) Appoint Darrell Wakelin as Assistant District Director; and
c) Rescind Silvano Padovan as Assistant District Director and Officer.
2. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE REPORTS
2.1 Township of Langley – OCP Amendment for University District
That the Board:
a) ask the Township of Langley to postpone the site-specific Official
Community Plan amendment Bylaw No. 4947, a bylaw to expand the
University District, until completion of its new Township-wide Official
Community Plan and submission of a new Township-wide Regional
Context Statement, along with concurrent Regional Growth Strategy
amendment if necessary, to the Metro Vancouver Board for acceptance;
b) should the Township of Langley decide to proceed with its site-specific
Official Community Plan amendment for the University District at this
time, ask that the municipality submit a Regional Context Statement
amendment and concurrent Regional Growth Strategy amendment to the
Metro Vancouver Board.
3. OTHER REPORTS
3.1 Attendance at the 2012 Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
That the Board approve the attendance of Director Maria Harris at the 2012
Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Annual Convention, being
held September 24 – 28, 2012 in Victoria, BC; at the estimated costs outlined
in the report dated August 2, 2012, titled “Attendance at the 2012 Union of
British Columbia Municipalities Annual Convention”.
F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
G. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT
1. City of Coquitlam Regional Growth Strategy Amendment – Bylaw
That the Board:
a) Give third reading to Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional
Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1160, 2012; and
b) Reconsider, pass and finally adopt Greater Vancouver Regional District
Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1160, 2012.
2. GVRD Representative on the 2012 – 2013 Union of British Columbia
Municipalities (UBCM) Executive
That the Board call for nominations from among its members for the election
of a GVRD representative to serve on the 2012 – 2013 Union of British
Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Executive.
H. MOTIONS FOR WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN
I. OTHER BUSINESS
J. RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
Note also that the Mayors’ Council Public Meeting relating to Translink was held on Sept 19th: