Regional Planning Committee 10-Mar-2017 (Fri) to discuss “Metro 2040”: 5-year review: Yes or No?

Metro Vancouver Board livefeedThe Regional Planning Committee on Friday, March 10, 2017 (9 am start, Metro Vancouver headquarters in Burnaby), is scheduled to hear a report  from staff on “Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future: Consideration of a Review.” By law, Metro Vancouver is required to “consider” a five-year review of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) adopted in 2011 and supposed to carry us through to 2040. This is an important topic for the 2.5+ million residents of the region, but meaningful opportunities for public input are few and far between.

The staff recommendation is NOT to conduct a 5-year review of the RGS. The agenda and related reports were posted on the Metro Vancouver website late this afternoon (total package 25 MB, 163 pages, download here: http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/RegionalPlanning/Regional_Planning_Committee_Agenda_2017-Mar-10.pdf)

Below is an excerpt of the related parts of the agenda for March 10.

3. DELEGATIONS
3.1 Randy Helten, CityHallWatch Media Foundation
Subject: Conducting a review that gives adequate consideration to the findings of
Census 2016.

4. INVITED PRESENTATIONS

5. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF

5.1 Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future: Consideration of a Review
Designated Speaker:
Heather McNell, Division Manager of Growth Management
Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the MVRD Board:
a) Confirm that amendments to the regional growth strategy will continue to be
considered on an ongoing and as‐needed basis;
b) Notify the Minister of Community of Sport and Cultural Development that a
review of the regional growth strategy for amendment as per section 452(2) of
the Local Government Act is not required at this time; and
c) Direct staff to continue to actively engage with member local governments,
health authorities and other interested parties regarding regional growth strategy
implementation and potential policy improvements.

5.2 Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future Amendment to Section G Performance
Measures
Designated Speaker:
Lauren Klose, Regional Planner, Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the MVRD Board:
a) Initiate the Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future amendment process for a
Type 3 amendment to Section G of the regional growth strategy;
b) Give first and second readings to “Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional
Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1243, 2017”; and
c) Direct staff to notify affected local governments and appropriate agencies as per
Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future Section 6.4.2.

5.3 Board Delegation of Public Hearing for Regional Growth Strategy Amendment
Bylaw No. 1236, 2016
Designated Speaker:
Terry Hoff, Acting Division Manager, Planning and Analytics
Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the MVRD Board:
a) Refer Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment
Bylaw No.1236, 2016 to Public Hearing;

b) Delegate the holding of the public hearing to the following board directors
appointed to the Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Committee:

I. Richard Stewart
II. Jonathan Cote
III. Derek Corrigan
IV. Nicole Read
V. Darrell Mussatto
VI. Andrea Reimer
VII. Michael Smith
VIII. Barbara Steele
IX. Harold Steves

c) Appoint Richard Stewart as chair of the public hearing and Jonathan Cote as vicechair
of the hearing and set quorum for the public hearing as 3 directors; and
d) Direct staff to set the date for the public hearing as April 7, 2017, 11AM.
[MVW note – Public Hearing proposed for Friday morning – a working day for many members of the public…]

5.4 Approach to the 2016 Census Release and First Impressions
Designated Speaker:
Terry Hoff, Acting Division Manager, Planning and Analytics
Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the MVRD Board receive for information the report dated February 9, 2017,
titled “Approach to the 2016 Census Release and First Impressions”.

5.5 Metro Vancouver Long Range Growth Projections: 2011‐2121
Designated Speaker:
Terry Hoff, Acting Division Manager, Planning and Analytics
Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the report dated
February 6, 2017, titled “Metro Vancouver Long Range Growth Projections: 2011‐
2121”.

5.6 Synopsis of the Metro Vancouver Agriculture Water Forum
Designated Speaker:
Theresa Duynstee, Regional Planner, Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the MVRD Board receive for information the report dated February 10, 2017,
titled “Synopsis of the Metro Vancouver Agriculture Water Forum”.

5.7 Manager’s Report
Designated Speaker:
Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional Planning & Electoral Area Services,
Parks, Planning and Environment Department
That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the Manager’s Report
dated March 2, 2017.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s