The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors will meet at the headquarters starting 9 am on Friday, July 25, 2014. On the official schedule, this is the last Board meeting until September 19. The agenda appears to be very light, but who knows what will go on in camera. We copy the official agenda here, for convenience. [Update: Checking in on the meeting, it appears a substantial discussion on the waste-to-energy project was underway. It is not clear how that got into discussions, as it was not listed on the agenda even on the day of the meeting.]
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GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Friday, July 25, 2014
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia
Membership and Votes
A G E N D A1
A. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
1. July 25, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
That the GVRD Board adopt the agenda for its regular meeting scheduled for
July 25, 2014 as circulated.
B. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
1. June 27, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the GVRD Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held June 27, 2014
2. July 11, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes
That the GVRD Board adopt the minutes for its regular meeting held July 11, 2014 as
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. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORTS
1.1 Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – July 2014
That the GVRD Board receive for information the report dated July 16, 2014 titled
Delegation Executive Summaries Presented at Committee – July 2014 containing
summaries received from the following delegates:
A. Charley Beresford, Columbia Institute
NOTE – interesting report, excerpt copied here…
Buying Local: Tools for Forward-Thinking Institutions
Metro Vancouver is a powerful purchaser in the region. In 2012, the total payments to Canadian suppliers by the regional district — over 750 — was over $800 million.
The regional district’s current Sustainable Procurement Procedures and Green Procurement Procedures, focus on the conduct of suppliers and contractors relating to environment attributes of products and services, as well as environmental and social practices.
Metro Vancouver’s policies are a good start, and we believe the regional districts policies could go even further to strengthen the local economy.
The Columbia Institute’s latest resource guide, Buying Local: Tools for Forward-Thinking Institutions, details specific policies and practices for economic development through local purchasing. We would urge the Finance Committee to examine the report, and consider adopting applicable procurement practices.
Last year, we released a study detailing the economic impact of local purchasing — the first study of its kind in Canada.
F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
G. REPORTS NOT INCLUDED IN CONSENT AGENDA
H. MOTIONS FOR WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN
I. OTHER BUSINESS
J. BUSINESS ARISING FROM DELEGATIONS
K. 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 GVRD Board close its regular meeting scheduled for July 25, 2014 pursuant to the Community Charter provisions, Section 90 (1) (a) and (j) 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:
(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is
being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the
regional district or another position appointed by the regional district;
(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in
a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 of
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”
L. RISE AND REPORT (Items Released from Closed Meeting)
That the GVRD Board adjourn/conclude its regular meeting of July 25, 2014.