Metro Vancouver Inaugural Board Meeting today to elect Chair, Vice-Chair: Watch live video

Metro Vancouver Board

The inaugural meeting of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors (click for info about the Board) starts at 10 am today. The Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected.

Despite multiple strong requests, Metro Vancouver still refuses to make meeting videos available online later. Please ask your local City Council to push for live and archived video of ALL Board and Committee meetings of Metro Vancouver.

Update: Greg Moore was re-elected as Chair, and Raymond Louie as Vice-Chair. Both were by acclamation. There were no challengers.

Below is an excerpt of the agenda. CityHallWatch has expressed concern about one party from the City of Vancouver failing to share power with others on City Council: Vision set to take all 7 posts at Metro Vancouver Board.

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING
Friday, December 12, 2014
10:00 A.M.
2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia

A G E N D A
A. OATH OF OFFICE
1. Administration of Oath of Office for the 2015 Board of Directors
Designated Speaker: Honourable Judge Nancy Philips

B. ELECTION
1. Election of Board Chair
Designated Speaker: Chris Plagnol, Corporate Officer

2. Election of Board Vice Chair
Designated Speaker: Board Chair

3. Election of Alternate Board Chair and/or Alternate Board Vice Chair
Designated Speaker: Board Chair
Note: In the event the elected Board Chair or Vice Chair is not a member of the
Greater Vancouver Water District and/or the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and
Drainage District, an Alternate Board Chair or Alternate Board Vice Chair must be
separately elected for that District.

C. 2015 MEETING SCHEDULE
1. 2015 Schedule of Regular Board Meetings

D. CONCLUSION
That the Board conclude its inaugural meeting of December 12, 2014.

Excerpt of documents

Subject: 2015 Schedule of Regular Board Meetings
RECOMMENDATION
That the GVRD Board receive for information the annual schedule of regular board meetings for
2015, as follows:
Date
Friday, January 23
Friday, February 13
Friday, March 6
Friday, March 27
Friday, April 17
Friday, May 15
Friday, June 12
Friday, July 3
Friday, July 31
Friday, September 18
Friday, October 9
Wednesday, October 21 (Budget)
Friday, October 30
Friday, November 27
Friday, December 11

Time and Place
Meetings will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the 2nd floor boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia unless otherwise specified on the Metro Vancouver public notice board, Metro Vancouver website, and the respective agenda.

PURPOSE
To provide the Board with the 2015 schedule of regular board meetings of the Board of Directors.

BACKGROUND
The Board Procedure Bylaw requires the Corporate Officer, no later than the last board meeting in December, to provide the Board with an annual schedule of regular board meetings for the upcoming year, including the date, time and place of the meetings. Meetings will be held according to this schedule unless otherwise determined by board resolution.

To accommodate the business of the Board, the 2015 regular board meetings have been scheduled approximately every three weeks. In past years, the Board convened either monthly semimonthly: monthly meetings sometimes proved too infrequent, while semimonthly meetings did not always have sufficient agenda items. However, in keeping with past convention, Board meetings have been scheduled for Fridays (with one exception in October).

The 2015 board meeting schedule accommodates the timing of standing committees and
subcommittees, as well as statutory holidays, main conferences for elected officials (i.e. LMLGA, FCM and UBCM), and the two‐week student spring break.

ALTERNATIVES
This report is presented for information only; no alternatives are presented.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Board meeting expenses and remuneration have been allocated in the annual budget.

SUMMARY / CONCLUSION
Pursuant to the Board Procedure Bylaw, an annual schedule of regular board meetings for 2015 has been prepared. The 2015 schedule continues the practice of holding board meetings on Fridays, but introduces a model of board meetings being held every three weeks, where possible, in the hope of better aligning board meeting frequency with board business. Public notice of the regular board meeting schedule will be made on the public notice board and the Metro Vancouver website.

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