Metro Vancouver Board meeting Sept 27 – Updates on Regional Context Statements for each municipality

Metro Vancouver BoardThe agenda for the September 27, 2013, Board of Directors meeting of Metro Vancouver (GVRD) has as it major item reporting on the status of each member municipality in submitting a Regional Context Statement (RCS) that complies with the Regional Growth Strategy. This is a topic that requires high level of public scrutiny in each community and regionwide. Unless the Board Chair plays a trick like the last meeting and abruptly closes most the meeting to the public, this Sept 27 meeting should be available by live web video (fortunately, we were able to capture part of the meeting). See agenda below, or download from here (warning, the complete document is 259 pages). 

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Friday, September 27, 2013
9:00 A.M.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia

1. REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.1 Update on the Status of Submissions of Regional Context Statements
That the Board direct staff to:
a) respond to those municipalities that have submitted correspondence
regarding the status of their Regional Context Statement, and confirm the
timeline; and
b) continue to work with municipalities that have not submitted
correspondence regarding the status of their Regional Context Statement to
establish a revised timeline.

1.2 Consideration of the Corporation of Delta’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the Corporation of Delta’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on August 7, 2013.

1.3 Consideration of the District of Maple Ridge’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board accept the Maple Ridge Regional Context Statement submitted to
Metro Vancouver on July 29, 2013.

1.4 Consideration of the University of British Columbia’s Regional Context Statement
That the Board:
a) endorse the comments of Metro Vancouver’s Chief Planning Officer on the
University of British Columbia’s Regional Context Statement; and
b) request that the University of British Columbia send Metro Vancouver any
revised Regional Context Statement and inform the Chief Planning Officer of
any changes made to the Regional Context Statement in response to Metro
Vancouver’s comments, prior to forwarding the Regional Context Statement
to the Minister for adoption.

1.5 Consideration of the City of White Rock’s Regional Context
That the Board accept the City of White Rock’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on July 19, 2013.

1.6 Joint Small Lot Agriculture Workshops
That the Board approve participation in two joint Small Lot Agriculture Workshops
to be hosted by the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation and the Richmond
Food Security Society this fall.

2. ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS COMMITTEE REPORTS
2.1 Update on Innovative Tools for Enhanced Energy and Climate Change Community
Planning
That the Board receive for information the report dated September 3, 2013, titled
“Update on Innovative Tools for Enhanced Energy and Climate Change Community
Planning” and forward a copy of the Illustrated Guide to Community Energy to the
councils of all member municipalities.

2.2 Habitat Banking Program – September Field Studies
That the Board receive for information the report dated September 12, 2013, titled
“Habitat Banking Program – September Field Studies”.

3. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORTS
3.1 Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – September 2013
That the Board receive for information the report dated September 11, 2013 titled
Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – September 2013
containing a summaries received from the following delegate:
A. Neal Yonson
B. Elizabeth Sheehan, Climate Smart

F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA
1. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORTS
1.1 GVRD Representative on the 2013 – 2014 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 2013 – 2014 Union of British Columbia
Municipalities (UBCM) Executive.

H. MOTIONS FOR WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN
I. OTHER BUSINESS
J. RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
Note: The Board must state by resolution the basis under section 90 of the Community
Charter on which the meeting is being closed. If a member wishes to add an item the basis
must be included below.
That the Board close its regular meeting scheduled for September 27, 2013 pursuant to the
Community Charter provisions, Section 90 (1) (i) as follows:
“90 (1) A part of a board meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being
considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including
communications necessary for that purpose.”

K. ADJOURNMENT/TERMINATION
That the Board adjourn/conclude its regular meeting of September 27, 2013.

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