Metro Vancouver – Regional Planning Ctee Nov 8 – Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Township Langley, New West, Port Moody, ALC, Roberts Bank

Metro Vancouver BoardHeads up, people of the region! The Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee of the GVRD (i.e., Metro Vancouver) will meet at the organization’s headquarters starting at 9 am, on Friday, November 8, 2013. On land use planning, this committee is typically where the substantial discussions occur, rather than at the Board meetings every two week.

We encourage citizens to notify others of any important agenda items that catch your attention. Here are some key items:

  • City of Burnaby’s Regional Context Statement
  • City of Pitt Meadows’ Regional Context Statement
  • Township of Langley’s Regional Context Statement
  • Integrated Watershed Management in Metro Vancouver
  • Agricultural Economic Development Initiatives for the Metro Vancouver Region
  • Provincial Core Review and the Agricultural Land Commission
  • Manager’s Report (GVRD – Planning, Policy and Environment) of 18-Oct-2013 – committee workplan, Map of Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designations and the Agricultural Land ReserveRoberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Description
  • Regional Context Statement Submission Extension for New Westminster
  • Regional Context

    Statement – City of Port Moody

Further below we copy just core items on the agenda, and here is a direct link to the agenda and accompanying documents (warning, 296 pages, over 32 MB):
http://metrovancouver.org/boards/Regional%20Planning%20and%20Agriculture/Regional_Planning_and_Agriculture_Committee-November_8_2013-Agenda.pdf

ACTION: Note that these Committee meetings are NOT available by live or archive web video, which creates a major barrier for public’s ability to observe how our elected officials are performing their duties. To fix this, we urge citizens to ask their own City Councils to press for all Committee Meetings to have both live and archive web video.

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT
REGIONAL PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
REGULAR MEETING
Friday, November 8, 2013
9:00 a.m.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia.
A G E N D A1
1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1.1 November 8, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee adopt the agenda for its
regular meeting scheduled for November 8, 2013 as circulated.
2. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
2.1 October 4, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee adopt the minutes of its
regular meeting held October 4, 2013 as circulated.
3. DELEGATIONS
No items presented.
4. INVITED PRESENTATIONS
No items presented.
5. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF
5.1 Consideration of the City of Burnaby’s Regional Context Statement
Designated Speaker:
Eric Aderneck, Senior Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board accept the City of Burnaby’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on July 26, 2013.

5.2 Consideration of the City of Pitt Meadows’ Regional Context Statement
Designated Speaker:
Jason Smith, Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board accept the City of Pitt Meadows’ Regional Context Statement as
submitted to Metro Vancouver on October 18, 2013.
5.3 Consideration of the Township of Langley’s Regional Context Statement
Designated Speaker:
Heather McNell, Regional Planning Division Manager
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board not accept the Township of Langley’s Regional Context Statement as
submitted to the Metro Vancouver Board on July 23, 2013, based on the following
objections:
a) Regional Context Statement section 1.3 ‘Regional Land Use Designations’ is
inconsistent with section 866(2) (b) of the Local Government Act.
b) Regional Context Statement Map A-1, RGS Land Use, is inconsistent with the
Regional Growth Strategy Land Use Designations map (Map 2).
c) Regional Context Statement section 1.1.7 ‘Agricultural Land Reserve’ implies
that the Township may amend its OCP in order to permit zoning to proceed,
despite the fact that the subject land is designated Rural or Agricultural in the
Township’s Regional Context Statement and the Regional Growth Strategy.
d) Regional Context Statement section 1.4 ‘Role of Municipalities’ contains a
statement that the Township’s OCP policies referenced in the Regional Context
Statement are not substantive policies of the Regional Context Statement and
thus, the Township’s Regional Context Statement does not respond to the
Regional Growth Strategy’s goals, strategies and actions.
5.4 Integrated Watershed Management in Metro Vancouver
Designated Speaker:
Ann Rowan, Sustainability Strategist
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee receive for information the
report dated October 29, 2013, titled “Integrated Watershed Management in Metro
Vancouver” and refer it to the Utilities Committee for further consideration.
5.5 Agricultural Economic Development Initiatives for the Metro Vancouver Region
Designated Speaker:
Theresa Duynstee, Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee endorse the attached report
titled “Agricultural Economic Development Initiatives for the Metro Vancouver
Region” and forward the report’s recommendations as input into the November 20,
2013 Regional Food System Roundtable.

5.6 Provincial Core Review and the Agricultural Land Commission
Designated Speaker:
Theresa Duynstee, Regional Planner
Planning, Policy and Environment Department
That the Board request that the Minister Responsible for Core Review and the
Minister of Agriculture:
a) ensure the Provincial Core Review process protects and enhances the
Agricultural Land Reserve and Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) in support
of mutual objectives to protect the region’s supply of agricultural land and
promote agricultural viability;
b) reconfirm the Provincial 2013 budget commitment to provide the ALC an
additional $4 million over three years to support the ALC in providing better
oversight over the Agricultural Land Reserve including working with local
governments to encourage farming; and
c) ensure adequate consultation opportunities for the Metro Vancouver Board
and all local governments in the region.
5.7 Manager’s Report
Designated Speaker:
Delia Laglagaron, Deputy CAO, General Manager, Planning, Policy and Environment
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee receive for information the
report dated October 18, 2013, titled “Manager’s Report”.
6. INFORMATION ITEMS
6.1 Three Proposed Amendments to the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy
Land Use Designation Map by the Township of Langley – Correspondence dated
September 25, 2013 from the City of North Vancouver addressed to Chair Greg
Moore, Metro Vancouver Board.
6.2 Proposed Amendments to the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Land
Use Designation Map — Township of Langley – Correspondence dated October 28,
2013 from Squamish-Lillooet Regional District addressed to Metro Vancouver.
6.3 Provincial Core Review of the Agricultural Land Commission and Reserve –
Correspondence dated October 9, 2013 from Mayor Malcolm Brodie, City of
Richmond addressed to The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia.
6.4 Regional Context Statement Submission Extension for New Westminster –
Correspondence dated October 25, 2013 from City of New Westminster addressed
to Metro Vancouver.
6.5 Request to inform Metro Vancouver Board of Submission of Regional Context
Statement – Correspondence dated November 1, 2013 from the City of Port Moody
addressed to Chair Greg Moore, Metro Vancouver Board.

7. OTHER BUSINESS
No items presented.
8. RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee close its regular meeting scheduled
for November 8, 2013 pursuant to the Community Charter provision, Section 90 (1) (g) as
follows:
“90 (1) A part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being
considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the regional district”.
9. ADJOURNMENT/TERMINATION
That the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee conclude its regular meeting of
November 8, 2013.
Membership:
Corrigan, Derek (C) – Burnaby
Steves, Harold (VC) – Richmond
Clay, Mike – Port Moody
Daykin, Ernie – Maple Ridge
Froese, Jack – Langley Township
Hepner, Linda – Surrey
Isaak, Kerri Palmer – Anmore
Mussatto, Darrell – North Vancouver City
Paton, Ian – Delta
Reimer, Andrea – Vancouver
Smith, Michael – West Vancouver
Stewart, Richard – Coquitlam
West, Brad – Port Coquitlam
Wright, Wayne – New Westminster

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