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CITY OF VANCOUVER 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 



A Regular Meeting of the Council oi' the City of Vancouver 
was held on Tuesday, June 1, 19 76, in the Council Chamber, 
commencing at 2:00 p.m. 

PRESENT : Mayor Phillips 

Aldermen Bird, Bowers, Boyce , Cowie, Harcourt, 
Kennedy, Rankin, Sweeney and Volrich 

ABSENT : Alderman Marzari (Leave of Absence) 

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL : D.H. Little 

PRAYER 

The proceedings in the Council Chamber were opened with 
prayer. 



'IN CAMERA' MEETING 

The Council was advised that there, were no matters to be 
considered 'In Camera' later this day. 



ADOPTION OF MINUTES 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 
SECONDED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the Minutes of the Special Council neeting (Court of 
Revision) of May 13, 19 76, the Minutes of the Regular Council 
meeting (including the 'In Camera* portion) oc May 18, 1976, 
and the Minutes of the Special Council meeting (Public Hearing) 
of May 27, 1976, be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

:iOVED by Aid. Bowers, 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT this Council resolve itself into Committee of the 
Whole, Mayor Phillips in the Chair. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

REPORT REFERENCE 

Development Proposal - Phase II 
Area 6, False Creek 



Council had before it for consideration, the following 
reports on this matter: 

(a) Manager's report dated May 26, 1976, in which the False 
Creek Project Manager reported on the Design Team and 
terms of ref ei ence with respect to Phase II, Area 6, 
False Creek, the role and membership of the Advisory 
Working Committee, design solution and submitted recom- 
mendations . 

(b) Manager's report dated May 28, 1976, submitting a detailed 
report which contained comments of the Development Consul- 
tant on options with respect to the Phase II site. 
Particular attention is given with respect to: 

(1) park and civic buildings option 

(2) predominantly residential option. 

The report contained comments from various members of the 
Working Committee and concluded with recommendations for 
Council consideration. In particular, the Development 
Consultant recommends the predominantly residential concept 
with which the City Manager concurs. 

cont'd. . . . 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 2 

REPORT REFERENCE (cont'd) 

Development Proposal - Phase II 
Area 6, False Creek (cont'd) 

(c) Report from the Design Team. 

(d) Report of the City Manager dated May 31, 1976, in which 
the Director of Social Planning commented on the proposed 
housing development and emphasized his concern with 
respect to the 'noise' problems related to this site. 

In this regard, recommendations are set out. 

A report reference was given by the False Creek Development 
Consultant, Mr. D. Sutcliffe, and other members of the Design 
Team. Various options were illustrated by means of slides which 
included illustrations of site problems r e.g. noise control, 
bridge reinforcement, soil conditions and also including the 
costs of the various options before Council this day. 

Conmissioner Brown, Chairman of the Park Board, spoke to 
Council on the Board's letter dated June 1, 1976, circulated 
this day and containing the following resolutions: 

"WHEREAS the proposed high density does not provide an 
adequate amount of public park land; 

AND WHEREAS there is a long standing deficiency in the 
adjacent Fairview Slopes area, particularly in active 
recreation space; 

AND WHEREAS the proposed development is extremely close 
to the narrow waterfront pathway; 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board request City Council to 
consider reduction in the residential plans for Phase 
II, Area 6, False Creek, particularly on the east 
side of the development to keep enough open space for 
a full size playing field and a deep strip of public 
open space behind the waterfront pathway." 



"THAT the Board urge City Council to work with the 
Granville Island Trustees in an effort to gain 
complementary open space adjacent to Phase II, 
Area 6, development." 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT the following two recommendations contained in the 
Manager's report dated May 28, 19 76, be approved: 

(a) Council endorse the predominantly residential concept 
contained in this report and in the report of the Design 
Team and refer it to the Director of Planning to prepare an 
Area Development Plan in consultation with the Development 
Consultant and the Design Team for consideration at a Public 
Hearing. 

(b) Council convey to the Granville Island Trust appreciation for 
the co-operative attitude expressed with respect to the 
public open space and the development of Granville Island, 
and a desire to continue discussion regarding the open space 
and the provision of parking in Phase 2 for part of the 
Granville Island demand. 

FURTHER THAT it be understood that reference to a Public 
Hearing is subject to Council being assured before hand that the 
noise considerations have been met satisfactorily. 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermer Bird, Boyce, Kennedy and Sweeney opposed) 

cont ' d. . . . 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 3 

REPORT REFERENCE (cont'd) 

Development Proposal - Phase II 
Area 6, False Creek (cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce, 

THAT consideration of this matter be deferred and referred 
to the Planning and Development Committee for a further study 
to determine Council's option for this area, taking into consid- 
eration comments of the members of the Study Toam contained in 
report (b) and other related matters. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Bowers, Cowie , Harcourt, Rankin, Volrich 
aid the Mayor opposed) 

The Director of Planning requested guidance from Council as to 
whether Council considers public informacion ii desirable prior to a 
Public Hearing on this area. In acditioa, he -equested an opportunity 
to obtain clear guidelines on all the points raised by the Planning 
Department in report (b) to enable him tD appropriately prepare an 
Area Development Plan for presentation to a Public Hearing. 

Alderman Bowers answerer that, generally, the first 
recommendation in the Manager's report oE May 28, 19 76, provides 
guidance, with certain exceptions on which he elaborated. 



RECOGNITION - Mr. W.A. Snowdon 

At this point in the proceedings, Council recognized Mr. 
Walton H. Snowdon, Provincial Area Assessor, and the former 
Assessment Commissioner of the City of Vancouver, who retired 
on May 31, 1976. 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT WHEREAS Walton H. Snowdon joined the staff of the 
City of Vancouver, Water Rates Departmert on July 28, 1930; 

AND WHEREAS Walton H. Snowdon transferred to the 
Assessment Department as a Clerk on January 1, 1945; 

AND WHEREAS Walton H. Snowdon advanced within the 
Assessment Department ot the position of Deputy Assessment 
Commissioner, which post he held until his appointment as 
Assessment Commissioner on May 2, 1963; 

AND WHEREAS he remainec in the position of Assessment 
Commissioner for the City of Vancouver until July, 1974, when 
the Assessment Department was transferred to Provincial 
jurisdiction; 

THEREFORE BE IT R*ESOLVED THAT the City of Vancouver be 
and is hereby recorded as extending to 

WALTON H. SNOWDON 

sincere and grateful appreciation for his loyal and most 
efficient services to the Ci :y of Vancouver for more than 
forty-four years. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Mayor Phillips presente . Mr. Snowdon with a set of silver 
cuff links bearing the City <:rest as well as a copy of the 
'Vancouver Book' . 

Mr. Snowdon replied and thanked Council for their 
generosity. 



The Council recessed at 3:50 p.m. and reconvened at 
4:05 p.m. 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 4 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Enforcement of the Fire By-law 
Outside the Core Area 



At its meeting on May 11, 1976, after hearing delegations 
and receiving a report from the Provincial Fire Marshal on the 
above-noted subject matter, City Council deferred consideration 
of the following until the June 1, 1976, meeting. At that time 
the Assistant Director, Inspection and Enforcement Division, in 
conjunction with the Fire Chief was to report on some alternative 
methods to the requirements of Section 38 of the Fire By-law as 
well as comments on the representations made by the delegations: 

(a) Provincial Fire Marshal's report on 
the City Fire By-law 

(b) Recommendations of the Standing Committee on 
Housing and Environment meeting of April 29, 
1976. 

Council had for consideration today, a City Manager's report 
dated May 26, 1976, in which the Assistant Director, Inspection 
and Enforcement Division, Permits and Licenses Department and the 
Fire Chief reported on upgrading of residential occupancies, in 
particular hotels and apartments, and a Manager's report dated 
May 31, 1976, in which the Assistant Director, Inspection and 
Enforcement Division submitted for Council's consideration a 
summary list of the recommendations presented to City Council at 
its meeting May 11, 1976. 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
THAT 

(a) both the Building and Fire By-laws of the City be 
amended along the lines of the National Building and 
Fire Codes so as to permit deviations but along set 
guidelines which would apply generally to all existing 
multiple residential occupancies, not only hotels and 
apartments, and that anyone who feels aggrieved by the 
application of any of those guidelines be allowed to 
present their case to an independent nonpolitical appeal 
body. Further that, the existing Building By-law Board 
of Appeal be designated as this appeal body and be 
renamed the Building Board of Appeal with jurisdi- 
ction over the Building and Fire By-laws; 

(b) Sections 37 through to 43B of the Fire By-law be 
studied and modified if need be, to assure consistency 
between the City's Building and Fire By-laws. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the Provincial Fire Marshal, the Fire Chief and the 
Assistant Director, Inspection and Enforcement Division, Permits 
and Licenses Department, be instructed to draw up the set guide- 
lines referred to and report back to Council for information. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The Council agreed to defer consideration of the following 
items of Unfinished Business pending the hearing of delegations 
later this day: 

(a) Tax Buyers - By-law to Regulate 

(b) Neighbourhood Pub - 1445 East 41st Avenue 

(c) 1976 Civic Cultural Grant Request Appeals 
(i) Vancouver Bach Choir 

(ii) Columbia Society of the Arts. 

(See pages 25 to 27 inclusive) 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 

COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS 



1. 1976 Revenue Budget Estimates: 

Interim Report - Police Department 

The Council noted the following letter from the Police 
Department dated May 13, 197 6: 

The 1976 Vancouver Police Department Supplemental Budget originally 
contained requests for lh additional civilian positions. The 
requests were supported by documentation indicating that without 
these additional positions it would be impossible to maintain the 
standard of service felt necessary by the police department manage- 
ment. In certain instances, the civilian staff would free-up police 
members for operational duties. 

The positions requested were as follows: 

1. Clerk Typist II -- Homicide & Robbery and 

Missing Persons Squad 

2. Clerk Typist II -- Stolen Auto Squad 

3. Clerk Typist II (Part-time) — Hit & Run Squad 

4. Civilian Fingerprint Technician 

5. 2 - Clerk Typists II — Case Reports 

6. Keypunch Operator I -- Statistics Section 

7. Building Service Worker I -- Oakridge Station. 

On March 22, 1976 the Budget Review Committee set aside all of these 
requests on the basis that additional staff represented an improvement 
in the quality of the service and it was beyond their terms of reference 
to approve or disapprove. 

On April 8, 1976, we appeared at the budget appeal hearings in front 
of the Standing Committee on Finance and Administration and spoke to 
our appeals. At this time, we had revised our requests by eliminating 
Item 7, which became unnecessary due to commencement of building 
remodelling and the vacating of one floor of the Public Safety Building. 
A new item 7 was added, which was omitted in error from the original 
estimates, in the form of a Clerk-Steno II — Supt. of Patrol Division 
South. The chairman of the Standing Committee indicated that we had 
won our appeal in relation to 5 of the positions, specifically, Items 
1, 2, 3, 4, 7. We then concluded our presentation, accepting the 
decision. 

On April 13, 1976, Council approved the recommendations of the Standing 
Committee and we were informed of the results as follows: 

Approved . 

Item 1. Clerk Typist II 

Homicide & Robbery 

Item 7. Clerk-Steno II 

Supt. of Patrol Division South 

Item 3. Clerk Typist II (Part-time) 
Hit & Run Squad. 

These approvals were, in fact, only one half of the positions that we 
believed we had been granted by the Standing Committee. 

Therefore, we now request further consideration be given to Item 6 and 
Item 2. 



cont 1 d. 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 6 

COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS (cont'd) 

1976 Revenue Budget Estimates: Interim 
Report - Police Department (cont'd) 

Item 6 — Keypunch Operator I -- Statistics Section 

This position should be given top priority. The Statistics Section has 
at present an established strength of two Keypunch Operator I's and one 
Keypunch Operator II. These positions are presently filled. 

The workload of the present staff is such that they are unable to meet 
any of their valid deadlines and there is a constant delay in all their 
operations. Should there be any unscheduled time off, e.g. sick time, 
then a crisis situation occurs and delays are extended. 

The Statistics Section is meant to be an information storage and 
dissemination centre, however, because of the heavy workload, a minimum 
amount of dissemination is carried out. 

One program, "Computer Geo-Coding", has already had to be dropped because 
of the initial rejection of the budget request. We were using temporary 
help to assist in this activity which commenced with the Team Policing 
project. This will result in a long delay in the implementation of 

effective trend analysis required by management for future planning. 

Thus, the present workload alone more than justifies the additional 
operator, however, future needs should also be considered. Without 
an additional operator, future studies requiring the use of a computer 
will have to be postponed or cancelled. Should the studies be delayed 
or discontinued, it is felt that the overall future operation of the 
Police Department will suffer. 

Item 2 -- Clerk Typist II — Stolen Auto Squad 

With the present system cf motor vehicle registration, the government 
involvement in auto insurance (ICBC) combined with the lack of proper 
controls on auto scrap yards and used car dealers, this city has the 
potential for becoming one of the major North American centres for 
organized stolen cars activity. This potential can be minimized and, 
hopefully, eliminated by having Detectives investigating and following 
up leads on the "street." Too large a proportion of the Stolen Auto 
Squad's work is presently tied up on clerical functions. 

Following is a chart breaking down the Squad and the hours spent on 
clerical and telephone duties. This chart was prepared in 1974 and 
since that time, clerical duties have increased. The increase is due, 
in the main, to the increased workload caused since ICBC began operations: 

Hours Per Day 



Inside Clerical Telephone 

1 S/Sgt. 8 1 l>s 

1 Sgt. 4 1 1 

2 Dets. 5 ea. 8 2 

3 Dets. 4 ea. I's 1% 



56 Man Hrs. Per Day 34 11% 6 



Note : Half of the phone enquiries could be handled by 
clerical help = 3 Hours. 

Total : 14b Hours 

The above two Detectives who spend 5 hours each inside and 8 hours total 
on clerical work should be put into the fiild by having their function 
taken over by full time civilian staff. There is more than 6% hours 
clerical work and phone enquiry assistance per day within the Squad 
which could be relieved by this civilian hel( . Since this is being done 
by a Detective (minimum pay grade $l,577/mo.,, the savings are real, since 
at least two Detectives will be released for investigative duties. This 
could be accomplished by adding a Clerk Typist II to the Stolen Auto Squad 

cont'd. . . . 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 7 



COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS (cont'd) 



1976 Revenue Budget Estimates: Interim 
Report - Police Department (cont'd) 



Su mmary : 

Acditional civilian staff is required due to increased demands for service 
from the public and because of the need to provide support services to 
the additional 120 police members now in the field. 



Al ierman Bowers indicated that he had been advise 1 by the 
Police )epartnent that the only urgent items were 2 and 6 
i.e. Cl^rk Tyi-ist II - Stolen Auto Squad and Keypunch Operator 
I - Statistics Section. 



MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT the above two positions 
be approved. 



2 Grant Request re Annual 
Celebration - Peace Arch 
Association 



requested by the Police Department 
- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



The International Peace Arch Association requested a renewal 
of its annual grant of $100.00 to help defray any expenses in 
planning of the Association's annual celebration on the 2nd 
Sunday in June at the Peace Arch Park. 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT a grant of $100.00 to the Interr ational Peace Arch 
Association be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY AND 
BY THE REQUIRED >4AJORIT!i 



3 . Summer Council Meetings 

In a memorandum dated May 20, 1976, Mayor Phillips recommended 
that Council establish a summer schedule for July and August, 1976, 
using 9:30 a.m. as the commencement time for Council meetings with 
delegations being heard at 2:00 p.m. 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the foregoing recommendation of the Mayor be approved. 

- CARRIED 

(Alderman Cowie opposed) 

4. Traffic Problems at Mayfair 
Hotel, 845 Hornby Street 

Council noted a request from Meredith & Company dated 
May 21, 1976, to appear as a delegation or. behalf of the Mayfair 
Hotel, 845 Hornby Street. Council was advised this matter 
pertains to traffic problems at the Hotel on which the Engineering 
Department is preparing a report to Council. 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the delegation request from Meredith & Company be 
granted when the report of the City Engineer is before Council. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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COMMUNICATIONS OR PP.TITIONS (cont'd) 

5. 21st Triennial Meeting of 
International Council of 
Women - Grant Request 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce, 

THAT a grant, up to a maximum of $500.00 to the International 
Council of Women, be approved in connection with the 21st Triennial 
Meeting of the International Council of Women. 

- LOST NOT HAVING RECEIVED 
THE REQUIRED MAJORITY 

(Aldermen Bowers, Sweeney, Volrich and the 
Mayor opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

TH^T no action be taken on this matter. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

6. Future Use of Habitat Forum 
and the Habitat Pavilion 

The Vancouver Board of Trade in a letter dated May 21, 1976, 
recommended that an investigating committee be established 
containing representatives of all three levels of government, 
the Park Board and the University of British Columbia to 
determine if Habitat Forum and the Habitat Pavilion should be 
retained, the means of doing so and the purpose and use of the 
facilities . 

Commissioner Brown, Chairman of the Park Board, advised that 
the Park Board has already established a committee to investigate 
whether Habitat Forum should be retained. 

MOVED by Aid. Cowie , 

THAT no action be taken with respect to Habitat Forum, but 
that the matter of retention of the Habitat Pavilion in front 
of the Court House be referred to the Planning and Development 
Committee for consideration. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

7. Effect of Bill C-61 on 
B.C. -Alaska Cruise Traffic 

Council had for consideration, the following memorandum 
dated May 27, 19 76, from Mayor Phillips: 



A recent article by Norman Hacking in the Province followed up 
by an editorial indicated that a new Shipping Bill, Bill C-61, 
could have the effect of killing most of the passenger cruise 
traffic to Alaska from British Columbia. 

In 1974, 70,000 cruise passengers visited Vancouver and brought 
$ 29 million worth of business to this community. This year's 
traffic is likely to exceed 100,000 passengers. 

Bill C-61 raises the controversial issue on whether or not Canada 
should have an Act similar to the Jones Act in the U.S. I know 
there are differences of opinion on this subject within Council 
but I think all members of Council would agree that we would not 
want to lose passenger cruise business. It is very important 
to the City of Vancouver. 

Therefore I recommend that we urge the Federal Government in con- 
sidering Bill C-61 or any other similar Bills, to ensure that 
the passenger cruise traffic between Alaska and British Columbia 
is not detrimentally affected. I think we should send copies of 
any resolution that we pass to all Vancouver M.P.'s. 



cont'd. 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976 

COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS (cont'd) 

Effect of Bill C-61 on B.C. - 
Alaska Cruise Traffic (cont'd) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the recommendation of the Mayor contained in the 
foregoing memorandum be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 
CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS 



A. MANAGER'S GENERAL REPORT 
MAY 2 8 , 197 6 



Wc rks & Utility Matters 
JT ay 28, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Closure of portion of the Lane North of 

Nassau Drive at Argyle Drive 
CI. 2: Local Improvements on the 'Initiative Principle' 
CI. 3: Tender Awards 

Th j Council took action as follows: 

CJ Dsure c f Portion of Lane North 
oi Nassai Drive at Argyle Drive 
_(( lause 1) 

M( VED by Aid. Bowers, 

THA r the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
tl is Clai se be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Lc cal Improvements on the 

U ndtiative Principle* (Clause 2) 

M( 7ED by Aid. Boyce, 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manage]- contained in 
tl is Clause be approved. 

- CI RRIED BY THE REQUIRED 
MAJORITY 

(Alderman Harcourt opposed) 

Te nder Avards 
JC lause : ) 

MC JED by Aid. Bird, 

THAI this Clause be received for informatior . 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Bi ilding & Planning Matters 
ii *y 28, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains eleven 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Local Area Planning Workshop 

CI. 2: Text Amendment to CD-I By-law - Crofton 

Manor, 2803 West 41st Avenue 
CI. 3: Cedar Cottage N.I. P. Appropriation - Cedar 

Cottage Park - Stage Two and Tyee Elementary 

School Grounds Stage Two 



cont' d. . . . 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Building & Planning Matters 
(May 28, 1976) (cont'd) 



10 



CI, 
CI. 
CI. 
CI, 
CI. 



CI. 9 
CI. 10 
CI. 11 



Bilingual Street Name Signs - Strathcona 
Retention of Addition - 3390 East 49th Avenue 
Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee 
3543 Point Grey Road - D.P.A. #73221 
Opposition to Development at 1974 to 1966 
West 6th Avenue 

Retention of Dwelling Unit - 5051 Ann Street 
Retention of Dwelling Unit - 5821 Clarendon Street 
Request for Rezoning - Kitsilano Area 



The Council took action as follows: 



Clauses 1 and 2 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT Clause 1 be received for information and the recommend ation 
of the City Manager contained in Clause 2 be appro r ed. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Clauses 3 and 6 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager contained in 
Clauses 3 and 6 be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Bilingual Street Name Signs 
Strathcona (Clause 4) 



MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the recommendation of the Strathcona Rehabilitation 
Committee that bilingual (English and Chinese) street name 
signs be erected in the Strathcona area, be approved; 

FURTHER THAT the City's costs of $1,250.00 to be provided 
from Urban Renewal Capital Funds. 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Boyce and Rankin opposed) 

Retention of Addition - 3390 
East 49th Avenue (Clause 5) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT consideration of this Clause be deferred pending the 
hearing of a delegation from Mr. J.W. Zotzman as requested. 

- CARFIED UNANIMOUSLY 

3543 Point Grey Road - 
D.P.A. #73221 (Clause 7) 

It was agreed to defer consideration of this Clause pending 
the hearing of a delegation later this day. See page 25. 

Opposition to Development at 
1974-1996 West 6th Avenue 
(Clause 8) 



MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT consideration of this Clause be deferred pending the 
hearing of a delegation from Mr. D. Whorley as requested. 

- CARRIED 

(Alderman Bowers opposed) 

cont'd. . . . 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Building & Planning Matters 
(May 28, 1976) (cont'd) 

Retention of Dwelling Unit - 
5051 Ann Street (Clause 9) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT Mrs.D.K. Gill be permitted to retain the dwelling 
unit on the lower floor on the basis of hardship. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Bowers, Boyce , Sweeney, Volrich and the 
Mayor opposed) 

(During consideration of the foregoing Clause, Alderman 
Harcourt left the meeting) 



Retention of Dwelling Unit 

5821 Clarendon Street (Clause 10) 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the application from the tenant Mr. R.V. I obinson 
for the retention of a basement dwelling unit at 5821 Clarendon 
Street, be approved on the basis of hardship. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Bowers, Cowie, Sweeney, Volrich and the 
Mayor opposed 

Request for Rezoning - Kitsilano 
Area (Clause 11) 



MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT this Clause be received for information. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Licenses & Claims Matters 
(May 28, 1976) 

P.C. 593 D.G. Singh: 
Legal Expenses (Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the City Council of the City of Vancouver supports 
the request of the Vancouver Police Board to the B.C. Police 
Commission that the Police Act be amended to give discretionary 
powers to the City Council to provide for payment of legal 
expenses for police members charged with criminal offences. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Fire & Traffic Matters 
(May 28, 19 76) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Gastown Merchants' Association Debt to 

the City of Vancouver 
CI. 2: Street Closure - Napier Street from Commercial 

Drive to Lane West of Commercial Drive 
Cl. 3: Victoria Drive Annual Gala Day Grant Request 

The Council took action as follows: 

cont ' d. . . . 



Regular Council, June 1, 1976 

CITY MANAGER'S AMD OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Eire & Traffic Matters 
(May 28, 1976) (cont'd) 

Gas town Merchants' Association 
Debt to the City of Vancouver 
(Clause 1) 



The Mayor indicated that the Gastown Merchants' Association 
have questions with respect to discrepancies between the 1975 
bill from the City and the bill for 1974. 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT this Clause be referred back to the Director of 
Finance to review with the Gastown Merchants' Association 
particularly on the basis of their enquiries, and report back. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Street Closure - Napier Street from 
Commercial Drive to Lane West of 
Commercial Drive (Clause 2) 



MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT the request from the Community Education Co-ordinator 
of the Britannia Community Services Centre that Napier Street 
from Commercial Drive to the lane west of Commercial Drive be 
closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 5, 1976, from 
7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, subject to the following conditions, 
be approved : 

(1) That any structures to be erected on the street or any 
attachments to street furniture be to the approval of 
the City Engineer; 

(2) That unrestricted access be provided for emergency 
vehicles ; 

(3) The cost of any street cleaning required over and above 
normal street cleaning be borne by the City; 

(4) The cost of temporary traffic controls be borne by 
the City. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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Victoria Drive Annual Gala 
Day Grant Request (Clause 3) 

MOVED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT a grant of up to $500.00 be made to the Victoria Drive 
Community Hall Association in connection with temporary signing 
and extra street cleaning required for the Association's annual 
gala day parade to take place on Saturday, June 19, 1976. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY AND 
BY THE REQUIRED MAJORITY 



Finance Matters 
( May 23, 19 76) 

The Council considered this report which contains five 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Tenders for Oakridge Police Sub-Station Addition 
CI. 2: Downtown Parking Corporation - Tax Refund Notes 
CI. 3: Park Board - Staffing (Clerical Position in Chief 

Cashier's Office) 
CI. -1 : Additional Staff - Property & Insurance Division, 

Finance Department 
CI. 5 : Kiwanis Senior Citizens' Housing -• Yukon at 

S . W . Ma r i ne D r i ve 



'L':\e Council took action as follows: 



Regular Council, June 1, 1976 

CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Finance Matters 
(May 28, 1976) (cont'd) 

C lauses 1, 2, 3 and 4 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager contains i in 
C .auses 1, 2, 3 and 4 be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Kiwanis Senior Citirens' Housing - 
Yukon at S.W. Marine Drive (Clause 5) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT the expenditure by the City of approximately $12,000 
be approved to cover the cost of installing concrete curbs and 
gutters, concrete sidewalk and asphalt surfacing between the 
existing paved strips and the curb and gutter on Yukon Street 
abutting the Kiwanis-Soroptimist Senior Citizens' Housing 
Project at 8080 Yukon Street. 

- CARRIED 

(Alderman Bowers opposed) 



(During consideration of the foregoing Clause, 
Alderman Harcourt returned to the meeting.) 



Personnel Matters 
(May 28, 1976) 

Leave of Absence with Pay - Captain 
R. Ross, Fire Department (Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT Council grant Captain R. Ross, Vancouver Fire 
Department, 15 days leave of absence with pay from July 12 1976, 
to July 30, 1976, in order that he may complete his commitnent as 
Assistant Manager of Canada's Olympic Rowing Team. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Property Matters 
(May 28, 1976) 

The Council considered this report which contains three 
clauses identified as follows: 

Cl. 1: Tenders re Coffee Shop in Britannia Community 

Services Centre 
Cl. 2: Demolitions - 2823-25 & Rear Dwelling at 2831 

Point Grey Road 
Cl. 3: Sale of Property - N/S Adanac between Kootenay 

and Skeena and N/S King Edward between Prince 

Edward and St. George 

The Council took action as follows: 

Clauses 1, 2 and 3 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT the recommendations of the City Manager contained in 
Clauses 1 and 3 be approved and Clause 2 be received for 
information. 



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- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

B. Property Endowment Fund - 
Properties withheld from Sale 

Council had for consideration a report of the City Manager 
dated April 22, 1976, in which the Supervisor of Property and 
Insurance reported on behalf of the Property Endowment Fund 
Board on the matter of properties withheld from sale. 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 

THAT the recommendation of the City Manager contained in 
this report be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

C . Family Housing - Apartment Form 

The Council considered a Manager's report dated May 18, 1976, 
in which the Director of Housing reported on the matter of family 
housing - apartment form. 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT the proposals submitted by the Director of Housing with 
respect to family housing - apartment form, be approved; 

FURTHER THAT the Director of Housing be instructed to submit 
the proposals to the Federal and Provincial Governments foa 
approval. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

D. Vancouver East Lions Club, 
1717 Adanac Street - P.P. A. 

The Council considered a report of the City Manager dated 
May 28, 1976, in which the Director of Planning reported on the 
proposed senior citizens apartment building on site and further, 
to Council's action of May 18, 1976. 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT alternative 2(a) quoted in the Manager's report be 
approved. 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Bowers and Cowie opposed) 

(Aldermen Harcourt and Volrich will endeavour to be present at 
the Board of Variance meeting when this item is on the agenda.) 



I. Report of Standing Committee 
on Community Services, 
May 12, 19 76 

Multi-Use Centre - Central/Oliver 
Hotels (Clause 1) 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the recommendations of the Committee contained in 
this Clause be approved. 

- CARRIED UNA JIMOUSLY 

II. Report of Standing Committee 
on Finance & Administration, 
May 13, 1976 



Health Department - Space 
Requirements (Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT the recommendations of the Committee contained in 
this Clause be approved. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 



III. Report of Standing Committee 
on Community Services, 
May 13, 1976 

The Council considered this repo: t which contains four 
clauses identified as follows: 



CI. 1: Steams Hot Dogs - Request for Extension 

of Hours 
CI. 2: Red Door Rental Aid 

CI. 3: City Involvement in Police and Community 

Services Project in Southeast Vancouver 
CI. 4: Social Services Grants - Quarterly Report 



The Council took action as follows: 



Clauses 1, 3 and 4 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT Clcuses 1 and 3 be received for information and the 
recommendations of the Committee contained in Clause 4 be 
approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Clause 4 was carried unanimously and by the required 
majority) 

Red Door Rent il Aid 
(Clause 2) 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the resolution of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be received for information and the recommendation be 
approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



IV. Report c? Standing Committee 
oi Planning and Development, 
M ay 13, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains five 
clauses identified as follows: 



CI. 
CI. 



CI. 
CI. 
CI. 



1 
2 



Monthly Status of Rezoning Applications 

Kitsilano Area Planning Program - Apartment Area Plan 

Implementation of Policies Relating to 

Street Improvements 

Heritage Designation 'B' Schedule 

Reports on Still Creek 

Public Open Space Potential of the Gastown 
Right-of-Way 



The Council took action as follows: 



Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 



MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT Clauses 1 and 4 be received for information and the 
recommendations of the Committee contained in Clauses 2, 3 and 
5 be approved . 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

V. Report of Standing Committee 
on Housing and Environment, 
May 20, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains four 
clauses identified as follows: 



CI. 1: Fire By-law - Emergency Lighting Requirements 

5475 Vine Street 
CI. 2: Housing and Relocation Services 
CI. 3: Victory Hotel, 391 Powell Street - 

Proposal to Purchase 
CI. 4: Fairview Slopes Policy Plan - Housing 

and Social Mix 



The Council took action as follows: 



Clauses 1 and 3 



MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT Clause 1 be received for information and the recommendation 
of the Committee contained in Clause 3 be approved. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Housing and Relocation 
Services (Clause 2) 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy, 

THAT Council approve additional funding to September 30, 19 76, 
to the Red Door Rental Aid Society and the Y.W.C.A. Rooms Registry 
in the amounts of $18,000 and $10,000 respectively; 

FURTHER THAT recommendations B and C of the Committee 
contained in this Clause be approved and the following be 
added as recommendation C : 

"D. THAT the Director of Social Planning report back to 
Council, with statistics, on the operation of the 
above two rental agencies before the end of July, 
1976." 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY AND 
BY THE REQUIRED MAJORITY 

(An earlier motion by Alderman Harcourt to approve funding 
in the amount of $53,000 for the Red Door Rental Aid 
Society and $30,000 for the Y.W.C.A. Rooms Registry was 
put and lost. 

Opposed: Aldermen Bowers, Kennedy, Sweeney and Volrich) | 

Fairview Slopes - Policy Plan - 
Housing & Social Mix (Clause 4) 

It was agreed to defer consideration of this Clause until 
later this day when Council will be dealing with Report IX on 
the subject. See page 19. 



VI. Report of Standing Committee 
on Finance & Administration, 
May 20, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains two 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Park Board Responsibility Matrix Study 
CI. 2: The Highland Echo 

The Council took action as follows: 

cont'd. . . . 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 

Report of Standing Committee 
on Finance & Administration, 
May 20 , 1976 (cont'd) 

Park Board Responsibility 
Matrix Study (Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT recommendations A to of the Committee contai ted in 
this Clause be approved. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

Commissioner Brown, Chairman of the Park Board, spoke briefly 
to recommendation 7(6) of the Steering Committee re possession of, 
exclusive jurisdiction and control of, real property. 

MOVED by Aid. Boyce , 

THAT recommendation 7(6) of the Steering Committee referred 
to in the Standing Committee's report page 5(P), and reading as 
fellows, be approved: 

"7(6) Possession of, and exclusive jurisdiction and control 
of real property includes the authority to determine 
how such real property shall be used, what fees or 
rental charges shall be levied; and what improvements 
shall be made thereon, including the removal or 
demolition of any existing improvements." 

- CARRIED 

(Aldermen Rankin and Sweeney) 

The Highland Echo 
(Clause 2) 



MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT Clause 2 be received for information. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



VII. Report of Standing Committee 
on Community Services, 
May 20, 1976 

The Council considered this report which contains nine 
clauses identified as follows: 

CI. 1: Liquor Permit Application - 

1251 Howe Street 
CI. 2: Liquor Permit Application - 

1094 Richards Street 
CI. 3: Liquor Permit Application - 

10 3 Denman Street 
Cl. 4: Neighbourhood Pub Application - 

2354-2356 West 41st Avenue 
Cl. 5: Results of Petition Plebiscite on Pub 

Application - 3728 Clark Drive 
Cl. f : Enumeration of Voters in the Downtown 

Eastside Area 
Cl. ' ' : Sale of Glue to Juveniles 
Cl. :.: Shannor Day Care Centre 

Cl. ": City Irvolvement in Police and Community 
Services Project in Southeast Vancouver 

The Counc. 1 took action as follows: 

Clauses 1 to 9 inclusive 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the recommendations of the Committee contained in 

Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 be approved and Clauses 4, 6, 7 and 

9 be received for information. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 



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VIII. Report of Standing Committee 
on Community Services, 
May 21, 1976 



Establishment of Detoxification 
Facility at China Creek Park 
(Clause 1) 



MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT this Clause be received for information. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(The Mayor advised that he has been appointed to the Advisory 
Committee of the Alcohol and Drug Commission and, at the last 
meeting of the Advisory Committee, he obtained the agreement of 
the Committee to record several items as joint high priorities 
including the Downtown Detoxification Centre as well as a 
detoxification centre in the Fraser Valley.) 



IX. Report of Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development, 
May 25, 1976 



Fairview Slopes Policy 
Plan (Clause 1) 



Alderman Bowers requested that Policy 2 7 be amended by 
changing the word "and" after Fairview Slopes to "by". The 
Council so agreed. 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT Policy 3 be amended by inserting the following after 
the words "January 1, 1975": 

"or up to 50% of the floor area whichever is the greater". 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT recommendation N of the Committee on page 12 of the 
Clause, be approved after amendment to read as follows: 

"That Policy 41 relating to pedestrian-oriented 
community facilities be referred to the False 
Creek Pr oject Manager for comment and report 
back ." " E 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Underlining denotes 
amendment) 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT recommendation A of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be approved after amendment to read as follows: 

"That the foregoing Policies 1, 2, 3 as amended this day, 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 excluding 12 (1) and 12 (q) , 15, 
16, 17, 18 and 19 be adopted and the Director of Planning 
instructed to prepare a modified CRM District Schedule 
based on these policies and apply for rezoning." 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Underlining denotes 
amendment) 



cont ' d 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 



9 



Report of Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development, 
May 25, 1976 (cont'd) 



Fairview Slopes Policy Plan 
(Clause 1) (cont'd) 



MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT recommendations B to M and of the Committee contained 
in this Clause be approved. 

- CARRIED 

(Alderman Kennedy opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Kennedy in amendment, 

THAT recommendation H of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be deleted. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Bird, Boyce, Cowie, Harcourt, Rankin, Sweeney, 
Volrich and the Mayor opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Volrich in amendment, 

THAT recommendation H of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be amended by deleting Policy 24. 

- LOST 

(Aldermen Bird, Cowie, Harcourt, Rankin, Sweeney and 
the Mayor opposed) 

The motions to amend having lost, the motion by Alderman 
Bowers was put and CARRIED. 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin, 

THAT the City shall purchase, as soon as possible, 
sufficient land to build 80 units of social housing. 

- LOST (Tie vote) 

(Aldermen Bowers, Cowie, Kennedy, Volrich and the 
Mayor opposed 



Report of Standing Committee 
on Housing and Environment, 
May 20, 1976 (cont'd) 



Fairview Slopes - Policy Plan - 
Housing & Social Mix (Clause 4) 
(cont'd) 



MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT this Clause of the report of the Standing Committee 
on Housing and Environment dated May 20, 1976, be received 
only, in view of action taken by Council on the detailed 
report of the Standing Committee on Planning and Development 
dated May 25, 1976. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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CITY MANAGER'S AND OTHER REPORTS (cont'd) 



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X. Report of .Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development, 
May 27, 19 76 



Proposed Area Development Plan 
Area 10A - False Creek (Clause 1) 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT the recommendation of the Committee contained in this 
Clause be approved after amendment to read as follows: 

"That the Director of Flanning be instructed to nake 
application to establish an Area Development P. an 
for Area 10A in False Creek and refer such 
application to a Public Hearing, subject to any 
necessary amendments being to the mutual 
satisfaction of the officials concerned." 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Underlining denotes 
amendment) 



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 

THAT the Committee of the Whole rise and report. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT the report of the Committee of the Whole be adopted. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



BY-LAWS 

1. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 4450, 
BEING THE LICENSE BY-LAW (Self- 
Serve Gas Stations) 



MOVED by Aid. Cowie, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT the By-lav; be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendments. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Cowie, 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney, 

THAT the By-lav? be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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BY-LAWS (ccnt'd) 



2. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW NO. 2 84 J, 
BEING THE STREET AND TRAFFIC BY- 
LAW (Increase fees for temporary 
occupancy of street space) 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendment. s. 

There being no amendments, it u is 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird, 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
M; yor and City Clerk be authorized to sign and seal tie B^-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



3. BY-LAW TO AMEND BY-LAW No. 3575 
BEING THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT 
BY-LAW. 

(To Establish a Building Line 
on Point Grey Road) 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the By-law be introduced and read a first time. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

The By-law was read a first time and the Presiding Officer 
declared the By-law open for discussion and amendment. 

There being no amendments, it was 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt 

THAT the By-law be given second and third readings and the 
Mayor and city Clerk be authorized to sign and seal the By-law. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

(Aldermen Marzari, Rankin and Sweeney were excused from 
voting on this By-law) 



MOTIONS 



A. Allegation of Land for Lane 

Purposes - 2146 West 6th Avenue 

MOVED by \ld . Bird, 
SECONDED by Aid. Cowie, 

THAT WHEREAS the registered owner has conveyed to the City of 
Vancouver, for lane purposes, the following described lands: 

South 10 feet of Lot 6, Block 284, District 
Lot 526, Plan 590 

(2146 West 6th Avenue) ; 



cont' d. . . 



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MOTIONS (cont'd) 

Allocation of Land for Lane Purposes 
2146 West 6th Avenue (cont'd) 



AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest 
to accept and allocate the said lands for lane purposes; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the above described lands so 
conveyed be, and the same are hereby accepted and allocated for 
lane purposes, and declared to form and constitute portions of 
lane . 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



B. Allocation of Lands for Road Purposes 
(1727 West Broadway) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 
SECONDED by Aid. Cowie 

THAT WHEREAS the registered owner has conveyed to the City of 
Vancouver, for road purposes, the following described lands: 

1. North 10 feet of Lot "C" (Explanatory Plan 4644), of 
Amended Lot 13, (see 155186-L) , Block 328, District Lot 
526, the same as shown outlined red on plan prepared 
by A. Burhoe, B.C.L.S. dated August 22, 1974, and marginally 
numbered LF 7139, a print of which is annexed hereto. 

(1727 West Broadway) 

AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient and in the public interest 
to accept and allocate the said lands for road purposes. 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the above described lands so 
conveyed be , and the same are hereby accepted and allocated for 
lane purposes, and declared to form and constitute portions of road. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



1 . HOSPITAL STRIKE 

Alderman Volrich requested, and received permission, to 
withdraw his motion with respect to the Hospital Strike. 



2 . LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt 
SECONDED by Aid. Volrich 

THAT Alderman Boyce and Alderman Bowers be granted leave 
of absence as follows: 

Alderman Boyce - June 6 to and including July 12 , 
Alderman Bowers - June 9 to and including June 28. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



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MOTIONS (cont'd) 



3. Leave of Absence - 
Alderman Rankin 

MOVED by Aid. Harcourt, 
SECONDED by Aid. Volrich, 

THAT Alderman Rankin be granted leave of absence from 
July 1st, to 31st, 1976, inclusive. 

- CARRI 3D UNANIMOUSLY 

4. Leave of Absence - 
Alderman Sweeney 

MOVED by Alderman Sweeney, 
SECONDED by Alderman Bird, 

THAT Alderman Sweeney be granted leave of absenoe from 
June 17th, to 27th, 1976, inclusive. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS 



Alderman Kennedy - 
Harbour Park Development 



advised that he had received rom 
the Director of Ltjgal Service , 
the lease on Harbour Park anc had 
read same with interest. He 
advised all members of Counci I to 
read the lease forthwith. 



Alderman Volrich - 
Parking for Restaurant and 
Fish Market: Safeway property 
at 2315 West 4th Avenue 



referred to a letter he had 
received from Mr. C. Rasiz who has 
purchased the property at 2340-2 344 
West 4th Avenue which is in very rur 
down and bad shape. His contractor 
has advised that it be demolished 
and the owner would like to replace 
the present building with a two- 
storey structure containing a fish 
market on the ground level and a 
high-class seafood restaurant on 
the upper level. However, they are 
unable to provide sufficient 
parking according to the City's 
By-laws, but have oral permission 
from Canada Safeway Limited to use 
their parking facilities across 
the street for patron parking. 



MOVED by Aid. Volrich, 
SECONDED by Aid. Harcourt, 

THAT Council request the Director of Planning to give 
favourable consideration to the use of Canada Safeway Limited 
parking facilities at 2315 West 4th Avenue in connection with 
parking for the proposed restaurant and fish market at 2340 - 
2344 West 4th Avenue. 

- CARRIED 



(Alderman Sweeney opposed) 



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ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS (cont'd) 



Alderman Bird - 

Damage to 1109 East 10th 



advised he had recc ived a letter 
from Mr. Wm. Jarvij , owner of 
1109 East 10th Aveiue, asking 
that he investigate the damage 
done to his building by a pile 
driver working on the boulevard 
adjacent to his property with 
respect to connecting sewer 
pipes with the lor i Sewage Plan . 



The Mayor directec that this 
matter be referrei to the Direc or 
of Legal Services for investigation 
and report. 



Alderman Cowie - requested that Council ask the 

Kerr Road Dump Park Board to change the signs 

on the Dump to restrict not onl 
motorcycles but a .1 motor-drive 
vehicles . 



The Mayor so directed. 



Alderman Rankin - 

Increase of Faes for Rental 

of P.N.E. Booths 



advised of a complaint from an 
exhibitor, Mr. A. Stickney Harris, 
that the P.N.E. has increased t eir 
rental rates for booths for thi 
year's exhibition by a consid- 
erable amount. 



Alderman Sweeney indicated he w uld 
refer this matter to the next 
meeting of the P.N.E. Board anc 
advise Alderman R.inkin of the 
outcome . 



Alderman Boycc - referred to the hc.rdship imposed 

Parking Along 4th Avenue on citizens by the restrictions 

During Habita . with respect to pa rking along or e 

side of 4th Avenue adjacent to he 
Habitat Forum for the duration f 
the Forum. 



The Mayor directec that the Cii 
Manager look into this matter < d 
advise Alderman Bcyce. 



The Council recessed at approximately 6:10 p.m. to reconvene 
at 7:30 p.m. 



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Regular Council, June 1, 1976. ......... 

The Council reconvened in the Council Chamber at 7.30 p.m., 
with Alderman Kennedy, Deputy Mayor, in the Chair and the following 
members present: 

PRESENT : Alderman Kennedy (Deputy Mayor) 

Aldermen Bowers, Bird, Cowie, Harcourt, 
Sweeney, Rankin and Volrich 

ABSENT : Mayor Phillips, (Civic Business) 
Alderman Boyce, 

Alderman Marzari (Leave of Absence) 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Bowers 
SECONDED by Aid. Sweeney 

THAT the Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole, 
Alderman Kennedy, Deputy Mayor, in the Chair. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

DELEGATIONS 

Development Permit Application #73221 - 
3543 Point Grey Road - (Mrs .Margery Dallas ) 

The Council further considered Clause 7 of the City Manager's 
Report, (Building and Planning Matters) dated May 28, 1976, in which 
the Director of Planning reports on a request from Mrs. Margery 
Dallas of 3543 Point Grey Road for a Development Permit to construct 
a solarium as an accessory building in the rear yard of her dwelling. 
The historic position is set out in the report, in which it is noted 
Mrs. Dallas does not agree with the Department's conclusions being 
based on the 'Fountain Survey of 1929' to determine the size of the 
property . 

Mrs. Dallas spoke to the Council and Mr. A. Floyd - Supervisor 
of the Development Permit Group, spoke to the Director of Planning 's 
report . 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT, if Mrs. Dallas wishes her property to be assessed on 
its proper area, she be asked to produce a B.C. Land Surveyor's 
Certificate for her property. 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Tax Buyers: By-law to Regulate 

In connection with the Community Services Committee's report 
of April 29, 1976, in which recommendations are set out respecting 
a by-law to regulate the operations of Income Tax Buying ■ 'ompanies , 
delegations were heard as follows: 



Cont'd . 



Regular Council, June 1, 1976. .... 

DELEGATIONS (Cont'd) 
Tax Buyers: By-law to Regulate. ( Con t 1 d ) 



Ms. J. Swanson, Downtown Eastside Residents' 
Association, brief filed dated May 11, 1976. 

Rev. John Shaver, First United Church. 

Ms. Shelley Rivkin, Consumer Action League, 
brief filed dated June 1, 1976. 



Miss Anne Stewart, Lawyer, on behalf of the 
B.C. Discounters Association - 



MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Community 
Services, under date of April 29, 1976, with respect to a by-law to 
regulate the operations of Income Tax Buying Companies, be approved. 

- CARRIED 

(Aid. Bowers, Sweeney and Volrich opposed) 

MOVED by Aid. Bird 

THAT City Council write to the Federal Minister of Nat: onal 
Revenue and request appropriate action be taken to amend th< Income 
Tax Act to provide that income tax refunds shall be non-ass gnable . 

- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



Neighbourhood Pub - 
1445 East 41st Avenue . 

The Council, on April 13, 1976, approved an application for a 
neighbourhood pub at 1445 East 41st Avenue. Subsequently, Mrs. 
Rene Monterey, President of the New Horizons Club at Menno Court, 
1751 East 43rd Avenue, requested an opportunity to speak to Council 
on this matter, and this request was granted. However, at today's 
meeting Mrs Monterey failed to appear. 

The Council, therefore, took no further action on the matter. 



Cultural Grant: Columbia Society of the Arts. 

Ms. M. Turner appeared on behalf of the Columbia Society of 
the Arts, appealing the recommendation of the Finance and Admin- 
instration Committee of March 25, 1976, i.e. that a grant be not 
approved for this organization. The requested grant was in the 
amount of $8,500 and it was noted that the Director of Social 
Planning did not support the request. 

MOVED by Aid . Bowers 

THAT the recommendation of the Finance Committee be approved and, 
therefore, no further action be taken on the grant request. 

- CARRI1 D UNANIMOUSLY 



Supporting the 
recommendations 
of the Standing 
Committee . 

Opposing the 
Standing Committee' 
re commendatio is . 



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DELEGATIONS (Cont'd) 



Cultural Grant: Vancouver Bach Choir . 

Mr. Paul Birch, representing the Vancouver Bach Choir, appeared 
and enquired if the matter could be deferred for consideration when 
more members of Council were present, and explained thai: the request 
is for a grant equal to the rental of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre 
for performances of the "Messiah" on December 10th, 12th, 13th and 
15th, and for a dress rehearsal on the evening of December 9th, 1976. 

The Council noted that the recommendation of the Finance? and 
Administration Committee is that a grant of $750 be approved . 

MOVED by Aid. Rankin 

THAT this application be deferred until early in the Fall, 
when a full Council is present. 



RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Sweeney 

THAT the Committee of the Whole rise a.id report. 

- CARRIE D UNANIMOUS : jY 



ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

MOVED by Aid. Sweeney 
SECONDED by Aid. Bird 

THAT the report of the Committee of the Whole be adopted. 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



- CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 



The Council adjourned at 8.45 p.m. 



The foregoing are Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting 
of June 1, 1976, adopted on June 15, 1976. 




MAYOR 




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WORKS & UTILITY MATTERS 
CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Closure of Portion of the Lane North of Nassau Drive at Argyle Drive 
Abutting Lot 18, Block 3, D.L. 728, Plan 1A623 



The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"An application has been received from the owners of Lot 18, Block 3, D.L. 728, 

to purchase portion of the lane abutting their lot. The area requested is presently 

being used for parking and is not required for lane. 

I RECOMMEND that all that portion of lane shown outlined red on plan marginally 
numbered LF 7673 be closed, stopped up and conveyed to the abutting owners, subject 
to the following conditions: 

(a) The applicant to pay $3,262.50 in accordance with the recommendation of the 
Supervisor of Property and Insurance. 

(b) The applicant to pay for the removal or relocation of a catch basin at an 
estimated cost of $300. 

(c) The portion of closed lane to be consolidated with the abutting lands." 
The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing report be approved. 



2 . Local Improvements on the "Initiative Principle" 

The City Engineer and the Director of Finance reports as follows: 

" First Step 

As required by the Local Improvement Procedure By-Law, projects for 
pavement and curbs on arterial streets, shown in the following list, are advanced 
to Council on the 'initiative Principle': 

Nelson Street - Homer Street to Mainland Street 
Mainland Street - East Side only - Smithe Street to 

approximately 5A1 feet south. 
Boundary Road - Vanness Avenue North to approximately 

282 feet south of Kingsway. 

Smithe-Nelson Couplet 

The proposed Smithe-Nelson Couplet (an integral part of the Downtown 
Plan Street System) was the subject of the Manager's Report dated April 23, 1976, 
which was approved by Council on May 11, 1976. To develop this couplet, Nelson 
Street between Homer and Mainland, which has only a partially paved uncurbed 
surface, will require a permanent pavement with concrete curbs on both sides, 
except for a short section on the north side immediately west of Mainland Street. 
Mainland Street between Nelson and Smithe has a permanent concrete pavement with 
curb on the West Side of the street, but the East side of the street has no curbs 
and only a light asphaltic pavement. A permanent pavement with curbs for the 
East side of this block will be required to accommodate the increased traffic 
volume when the Smithe-Nelson Couplet is implemented. In keeping with City policy, 
this work is being initiated under the Local Improvement procedure. 

Boundary Road 

The increased traffic volume on Boundary Road at Kingsway has concerned 
both Vancouver and Burnaby in recent years. The completion of the B.C. Telephone 
Tower at the North East corner of Boundary Road and Kingsway will add an additional 
traffic load at this intersection which cannot be handled adequately with the 
existing pavement facilities. The Burnaby Municipal Engineer is desirous of 
developing a six lane pavement with left turn bays on Boundary Road from Vanness 
Avenue to the lane South of Kingsway to provide adequate facilities for the expected 
traffic and has requested the City of Vancouver to share the cost of this improvement 
on a 50-50 basis. This cost sharing is similar to the procedure used on a number 
of other projects in previous years for the paving of Boundary Road from 29th Avenue 
to Burrard Inlet. The proposed street alignment is the result of numerous discussions 
between ourselves and Burnaby. In accordance with City policy, the project is being 
initiated under the Local Improvement procedure. 

Cont'd . . . 



Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 (WORKS - 2) 

Clause 2 Cont'd 

This project also includes reconstruction of the Vanness railway structure 
to provide a 4-lane facility with an adequate vertical clearance. This work has 
always been part of the plan for improving Boundary Road. Improvements to the 
overpass are required to provide adequate traffic handling capabilities along this 
section of Boundary Road which will become more important with the opening of the 
new B.C. Tel building and the further development of the adjacent Burnaby Town 
Center . 

Funds for the City's share of the cost, $103,000 can be made available from 
the original allocation for the paving of Boundary Road because of the shortening 
of the project and because of a reduced estimate for reconstruction of the overpass. 
Approval of the overpass should be dealt with when Council is considering the 
Local Improvement project for paving Boundary Road subsequent to a Court of Revision 
and a report will be submitted at that time. 



Boundary Road Cost Sharing 

The cost sharing for the Boundary Road paving project, as agreed to by 
Burnaby is as follows : 

Total estimated cost $260,000 
less : 

(a) Money on deposit with Burnaby from 
B.C. Telephone Company 

(a Burnaby rezoning requirement) $106,000 $106,000 

$154,000 

(b) Burnaby' s share of the balance (50%) $77, 000 $ 77,000 
(Total chargeable to Burnaby $183,000) 

Vancouver's share $ 77,000 

Less Property Owner's Share $ 17,633 

Net City's Share $ 59,367 



Capital Funds 

The City's share of these improvements is available in the 1976 and 
prior Streets Captal Budgets. 

Second Step 

The Director of Finance submits the following report on the financial 
arrangements : 

' In accordance with the provisions of the Local Improvement Procedure 
By-Law, I am submitting the City Engineer's report dated May 21, 1976. 

The estimated total cost of these improvements is $327,655 and the net 
City's share of the cost is $104,275. 

I have to report that the necessary financial arrangments can be made 
to carry out this work. ' " 

The City Manager has decided that is is desirable to undertake the 
projects referred to and RECOMMENDS that: 

(a) The reports of the City Engineer and Director of Finance be 
adopted together with the details of the Second Step Report 
on file in the City Clerk's Office. 

(b) The Court of Revision for the projects listed above be held 
at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 27, 1976. 



NOTE: (Requires two-thirds affirmative vote of those present.) 




Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 (WORKS - 3) 



INFORMATION : 

3 . Tender Awards 

The City Manager submits the following report of the Purchasing 
Agent : 

"In accordance with Council policy, contracts for the following 
supplies were awarded by the City Manager/authorized City Officials: 

7 Gang Tractor Mower Assemblies 
1600 Gallon Flusher Trucks 
Propane Gas & Storage Tanks 
Vibratory Plate Compactor 
6" Centrifugal Pump 
Automobile 

Policemen's & Firemen's Caps 

Refuse Packer Body 

20 Ton Tilt Deck Trailer 

Supply of Reflective Sheeting 

4-Door Sedan Automobile 

Diaphragm Pumps 

Compact Automobile 

Copies of the details of these tender awards are attached." 



The City Manager submits the foregoing report for Council's 
INFORMATION. 



FOK COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGE(S)^D^L 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 . . . (BUILDING - 1) 



BUILDING & PLANNING 



INFORMATION 

1. Local Area Planning Workshop . 
The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"On April 22, 1976, a Workshop was held at the Planetarium in order to bring 
together members of Council, City Staff, and citizens to discuss Local Area 
planning issues and to learn more about appropriate ways to respond to them. 
Thirty-six persons attended the Workshop (see Appendix I for list of names). 

The Workshop chaired by the Director of Planning began with introductions 
of those present. This was followed by four presentations. 

Dan Cornejo of the City Planning Department gave a planner's view and outlined 
the planning issues facing Vancouver neighbourhoods, described the City's 
response to the issues through Local Area Planning and Neighbourhood Improve- 
ment Programs, and raised a number of questions regarding the appropriateness 
of this response for the consideration of the workshop groups. 

Alderman Bowers then provided an Alderman's perspective by outlining the 
following concerns about certain aspects of Local Area Planning: 

- The citizens who get involved are special people: who are they, 
and are they representative? 

- The citizens can provide local expertise, but the planner should have 
the responsibility of bringing city-wide issues and priorities 

into local area planning discussions. 

- Some Aldermen feel that local area planning is a 'ward' approach 
to government which has been rejected on the basis of a 
plebiscite. 

- City Hall is intimidating to most people, and local area offices 
make the bureaucracy more approachable, but at a cost in terms 
of both money and time. 

- Local planning projects sometimes appear to Aldermen and citizens 
to take too long to produce tangible results. 

- Local area planning is only needed in neighbourhoods where change 
is threatening, but other areas should be monitored. It should be 
coupled with N.I. P. or other funding so that any needed community 
improvements can actually be delivered. 

- The local planner should have a high profile in the community, their 
presence should be publicized and people should know they can call 

the planner and get action. 

- Area planning programs should end with a celebration in the community: 
the planners should not quietly slip away back to City Hall. 

Tom Hinkle of the Kitsilano Citizen's Planning Committee brought a larger issue 
into the discussion: the westward migration of Canadian people which is being 
accommodated through Local Area Planning efforts in Vancouver's inner 
neighbourhoods. He spoke strongly in favour of local area planning, while 
questioning the City's practice of stressing area planning in the inner 
neighbourhoods and thus directing a disproportionate share of growth to those 
neighbourhoods. 

Charlie Christopherson of the Mount Pleasant Citizen's Committee provided a 
viewpoint from an area which has not been involved with a local area planning 
program, but has seen a large amount of redevelopment in recent years. He 
stressed that the planning process merges with private developers' efforts at 
the citizens' level, expressed through the design of buildings which the 
citizens have to live with. In the absence of a neighbourhood planning process 
sensitive to neighbourhood needs, the neighbourhood is planned by real estate 
companies with little regard for the well-being of its people. 



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Clause NO. 1 Continued . 

The Workshop at this point separated into six discussion groups which mainly 
addressed themselves to the points raised in the Planning Department's 
presentation. What follows is a summary of points made in response to ten 
areas of concern regarding Local Area Planning in the City. While the 
different discussion groups varied considerably in their discussion methods, 
there was general agreement that Local Area Planning was an important part 
of Vancouver's planning process. 

1 . The Scope and Duration of Local Area Planning Programs 

Local planning programs should address themselves to all significant problems 
in a particular community, including social issues. Hence, the Terms of 
Reference and duration of programs will differ from neighbourhood to 
neighbourhood; a rigid model should not be imposed throughout the City. 
There was agreement that each program should operate with specified time 
targets. 

2. Size of Areas for Local Area Planning Programs 

There was concensus that the 22 local areas provide a good starting point for 
definition of appropriate neighbourhoods for planning, but that we should 
be flexible enough to alter them as issues emerge. There was one suggestion 
that the City be divided for planning purposes into significantly fewer 
areas (say 4) but that smaller programs continue within these areas along 
present neighbourhood boundaries. 

3. The 'Style' of Planning (Single-Issue "Troubleshooting" or Comprehensive 
Approach ) 

Again, the concensus was that no single model should be imposed but that 
each community should define its own approach. The "team" approach as in 
the West End was referred to favourably in terms of the amount of information 
which was made accessible to the community. The use of N.I. P. funding to 
do local area planning was criticized because of the limitations of N.I. P. 
in dealing with policy issues in the neighbourhood, while L.A.P. without 
N.I. P. or other funding was criticized in terms of the frustration that may 
arise from lack of money to implement projects identified in planning. 

4. Who Should Pay for L.A.P. and How ? 

There was agreement that Local Area Planning is properly a Civic responsibility 
but it was strongly suggested that costs should be shared by other levels 
of government whose policies often necessitate local area planning studies. 
The N.I. P. was seen as one way of accomplishing this. It was also suggested 
that as N.I. P. will finish in a few year's time, Council should instruct 
the Finance Department to come up with a way of continuously financing Local 
Area Planning (a development levy or sales tax were mentioned as possibilities) 

5. What are the Priority Areas for Local Area Planning ? 

Although problems were acknowledged to exist in all areas of the City, the 
most pressing are in the inner neighbourhoods (Kitsilano, Fairview, 
Mt. Pleasant, Cedar Cottage and Grandview) as well as Hastings and Marpole. 
It was pointed out that the choice of inner city neighbourhoods for planning 
programs often results in focussing growth in these areas while others in 
the outer ring maintain low density. Thus Local Area Planning is sometimes 
viewed negatively, as a harbinger of significant change in the community. 

6. The Level of Citizen Participation 

There was agreement that the existing level of citizen involvement is good, 
and that the City should continue to get as broad a base of citizen 
participation as possible. 

7. Who Should the Planner Be ? 

It was agreed that the Planner should be a City Employee, capable of bringing 
wider civic concerns into discussions of local planning issues. The Area 
Planner then has access to City Hall information and expertise which local 
citizens need. There were suggestions that contractual relationships should 
be established among the City, Planner and Community. Someone suggested that 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 .... (BUILDING - 3) 



Clause No. 1 Continued. 



the Planner should live in the community. The possibility of using 
consulting firms to do local planning was raised with the comments that 
they can more easily maintain an independent stance in the community, 
and have a fixed period of time to get the work done. Another suggestion 
was that citizen planners could be paid to continue after the intensive 
part of the planning program is completed. 

8. What is the City Council commitment to Local Area Planning? 

Council's position on Local Area Planning was observed to be fuzzy and not 
strong enough. An Alderman pointed out that a stronger commitment from 
Council is unlikely because there are not sufficient immediate benefits from 
this particular approach to planning to generate Aldermanic support. 

9. Local Planning in relation to City-wide Planning 

The importance of establishing overall policies such as housing policy for 
the City was agreed. It was noted that one of the Local Area Planner's 
responsibilities should be to bring wider concerns into the discussions 
at the neighbourhood level. There was no disagreement that Local Area 
Planning should properly occur within the context of duly established 
overall city policies. 



10. Who Should the Citizens Be? 



Again, it was stressed that as broad a base of citizen involvement as possible 
should be established. Pre-existing groups such as area councils should be 
drawn upon for citizen viewpoints, while elections of planning representatives 
from the community would give credibility and responsibility to citizen 
planners. 

It was agreed that these views would be reported to City Council for their 
information. 



The Planning Department will be following up this report with an analysis and 
review of Local Area Planning procedures based on the outcome of this 
Workshop. This will be presented to City Council for their consideration." 



The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the INFORMATION of City Council. 



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RECOMMENDATION 

2. Text Amendment to CD-I By-law. Crofton Manor - 2803 West 
41st Avenue. 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"An application has been received from Mr. B.C. Esplen on behalf 
of Oak Bay Manor Ltd., requesting an amendment to the Zoning 
and Development Bylaw No. 3575 for the purpose of amending 
the CD-I Bylaw No. 4674 to add 'Personal Care for 46 units as 
a permitted use.' 

SITE DESCRIPTION 

The site is located on the North side of West 41st Avenue between 
Mackenzie and Trafalgar Streets. The site is zoned (CD-I) Compre- 
hensive Development District and is developed with Crofton Manor, a 
residence for retired and semi-retired persons. The CD-I Bylaw No. 
4674 is attached as Appendix A. 

The lands immediately surrounding Crofton Manor are zoned (RS-l) 
One Family Dwelling District and are developed with one-family dwell- 
ings, except for the site immediately to the west which was recently 
rezoned to (CD-I) Comprehensive Development District for townhouses 
and apartments (former Murray's Nursery). A church is developed 
immediately to the east. See Appendix B. 

HISTORY 

City Council at a Public Hearing held on November 22, 1971 approved 
the rezoning of the site from (RS-l) One-Family Dwelling District to 
(CD-I) Comprehensive Development District as contained in the CD-I 
Bylaw No. 4674. 

On January 28, 1972 the Technical Planning Board approved Development 
Permit Application No. 57781, thereby permitting the construction of 
a one-storey building with cellar to be occupied as a residence for 
retired and semi-retired persons, containing 188 units. On August 21, 
1973 a minor amendment to Development Permit No. 57781 decreased the 
number of units from 188 to 162 units. The floor space ratio is 0.447 
and 90 off-street parking spaces are provided, 13 of which are surface 
parking spaces. 

The drawings submitted by the applicant and marked 'Received City 
Planning Department - June 13 > 1975' indicate a change in the East 
Wing from 48 sleeping units to 46 personal care units, and a dining 
and lounge area. No increase in the floor area. 

It is .considered the proposed change of use would not necessitate an 
increase in the existing ninety off-street parking spaces. 

A Development Permit Application No. 69443 was applied for by Mr. B.C. 
Esplan on February 26, 1975 to use a portion of the existing one-storey 
with cellar building on this site as a Personal Care Home. At that 
time the applicant thought it was a permitted use. The application 
was considered by the Director of Planning on March 10, 1975 and his 
recommendation was as follows: 



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Clause No. 2 Continued. 



'The Director of Planning has no objection to the proposed 
change of use of 46 units to Personal Care but, before 
making a final decision, the applicant is to first make the 
necessary application for the consideration of City Council 
to amend the CD-I Bylaw to permit the use.' 

The Vancouver City Planning Commission in its meeting of May St 1976 
when considering the application concurred with the recommendation 
of the Director of Planning. 

RECOMMENDATION : The Director of Planning recommends that the CD-I 

Bylaw No. 4674 be amended by inserting the words 
'Personal care' immediately after the words 
'sleeping units' , and refer the application direct 
to a Public Hearing. 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the report of the Director of 
Planning be received and the whole matter be referred to a Public 
Hearing. 



RECOMMENDATION 

3. Cedar Cottage N.I. P. Appropriation: Cedar Cottage Park: 
Stage Two. and Tyee Elementary . Schools Grounds ; Stage. Two . 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"City Council, on November 12, 1974, approved the Concept Plan 
of the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Improvement Program and the 
Plan was subsequently approved by the senior levels of govern- 
ment. Improving the Parks and Recreation facilities and provid- 
ing for beautif ication of public use areas were the top priori- 
ties identified by the citizens when preparing the Plan. 

A. Cedar Cottage Park (Stage Two) 

City Council, on June 24, 1975, approved $81,400.00 for Cedar 
Cottage Park (formerly known as a portion of China Creek Park) . 
The funds approved were directed at providing two tennis courts , 
some landscaping, playground equipment, and seniors facilities. 
Installation of these improvements have now been carried out and 
the Second Stage is now to be undertaken. 

Stage Two of this park development will include the installation 
of park lighting, design and construction of a park sign, develop- 
ment of a giant checkers court, and completion of work on the two 
tennis courts. The Parks Board estimates expense for this work 
at $16,500.00. This estimate has been reviewed and recommended 
for approval by the Cedar Cottage N.I. P. Committee. 

B. Tyee Elementary School Grounds (Stage Two) 

City Council, on May 13, 1975, approved $5,700.00 for the Tyee 
Elementary School Grounds. The funds approved were for play- 
ground equipment for the children attending the school, as well 
as for children in the community. The School Board contributed 
$2,000.00 towards the $7,700.00 total construction cost of the 
project. Installation of the playground equipment is complete 
and the Second Stage of improvement to the grounds is now to be 
undertaken. 



Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 . . . (BUILDING - 6) 



Clause No. 3 Continued. 



Stage Two of this school grounds improvement will essentially 
include tree planting. The School Board estimates expense for 
this work at $1,500.00. The estimate has been reviewed and re- 
commended for approval by the Cedar Cottage N.I. P. Committee. 

It is therefore recommended: 

& # That Council approve the appropriation of $16,500.00 from 
the Recreation Account of the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood 
Improvement Program for the Second Stage of Cedar Cottage 
Park. Under N.I. P. the costs would be shared as follows: 
C.M.H.C. - $8,250.00 
Province - $4,125.00 
City - $4,125.00 

B. That Council approve the appropriation of $1,500.00 from 
the Recreation Account of the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood 
Improvement Program for the Second Stage of improvements 
to the grounds of Tyee Elementary School. Under N.I. P. 
the costs would be shared as follows: 
C.M.H.C. - $750.00 
Province - $375.00 
City - $375.00" 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the recommendations of the 
Director of Planning be approved. 



CONSIDERATION 

4 . Bilingual Street Name Signs ^- Strathcona . 



The City Engineer and the Director of Planning report as follows: 

"The Strathcona Rehabilitation Committee, on 8 October, 1975, approved a 
proposal of the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association that bi- 
lingual (English and Chinese) street name signs be erected in the Strathcona 
Area. The Chinese would be phonetic renderings of the English names, not 
translations or different names. 

This is advanced by the Committee as an additional shared-cost item under 
the Strathcona Rehabilitation Project. Approval as the municipal partner must 
come from Counci 1 . 

The estimated cost of manufacturing and installing the new signs is $5,000. 
The municipal share, $1,250, would come from the City's Urban Renewal capital 
funds. S.P.O.T.A. has volunteered to provide full-size patterns for the 
Chinese characters. 

In support of the proposal , the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants 
Association says; 

'We initially recommended bilingual street signs in the spirit of 
community beautifi cation. Other cities in North America have en- 
dorsed symbols which impart a reminder of the special characteristic 
of a historic or unique area, we believe Strathcona and Chinatown, 
in Vancouver, ranks high in this aspect.' 

The City Engineer agrees that these signs would be an interesting and 
subtle expression of the ethnic character of Strathcona. There are, however, 
two negative aspects which should be considered by Council. The first is that 
approval would form a precedent for similar treatment in other ethnic and 
'special' areas of the City. 



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7) 



Clause No. 4 Continued. 



The second is the matter of increased maintenance. The maintenance cost 
of street name signs is relatively high, with vandalism a significant factor. 
Maintenance of these special signs would be even higher, because of the 
additional cost of the special signs and because they would be especially 
subject to theft (and to damage in attempted theft) as collector's items. We 
estimate the additional maintenance cost to be about $600 per year. Normally 
the proponents of such special installations are expected to pay both the 
capital and the on-going costs. In this case the Strathcona Rehabilitation 
Project would pay the capital cost but will not have an on-going role. 
S.P.O.T.A. is not able to undertake the on-going obligation. Funds for the 
extra maintenance would therefore have to be provided by the City as an 
addition to the City's operating budget. 

So that these signs may be ref lectori zed and to allow prompt supply of 
replacements, they should be of standard materials — silk-screened onto plywood, 
light letters on dark ground. A special shape and layout, suitable to this, 
has been developed between Planning and Engineering and has been approved by 
S.P.O.T.A. 

The Director of Planning forwards and supports the recommendation of the 
Strathcona Rehabilitation Committee. He feels that the proposed signs would be 
a further contribution towards the improvement and preservation of this unique 
area. " 

The City Manager submits the above report of the City Engineer and 
the Director of Planning for the CONSIDERATION of Council. 



CONSIDERATION 

5. Retention of Addition - 3390 East 49th. 



Mr. J.W. Zotzman, owner of the subject property, has requested to 
appear before Council with respect to the withholding of enforce- 
ment action for the retention of a one room addition constructed 
over the previously approved attached carport/sundeck at the rear 
of his dwelling. 

The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

11 Site Description : 

The site is situated on the S/W Corner of East 
Tyne Street having a frontage of 45*7' on Tyne 
along the flanking street of East 49th Avenue, 
north-south City lane at the rear of the lot. 

History : 

A Development Permit was issued in April, 19 58 to construct a one 
family dwelling on this site. Subsequently Appeal 13274 was filed 
with the Board of Variance by Mr. J.W. Zotzman in November, 1958 
requesting relaxation of the rear yard requirements of the Zoning 
and Development Bylaw in order to construct a 12' x 20' carport/ 
sundeck addition providing a 21.5' rear yard (as measured to the 
center of the City lane) rather than the required 34.4'. The Board 
of Variance allowed Mr. Zotzman' s appeal subject to no further 
accessory buildings being erected in the rear yard. 

Following an inspection in November, 19 75» the District Building 
Inspector reported that a room had been built, without permits, 
over the carport allowed under Appeal 132 74* 



49th Avenue and 
Street and 114-53' 
There is a 20' 



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Clause No. 5 Continued. 



Mr. Zotzman filed an appeal with the Board of Variance requesting 
permission to retain the room built over the carport but on December 

i 17* 1975 the Board disallowed Mr. Zotzman' s appeal. It was also 
noted at that time that a further 12.5' x 19«5' carport addition 

i had been constructed, without permits, to the north side of the pre- 
viously approved 12' x 20' carport. This further addition does not 
maintain the required rear yard nor does it comply with the Building 
By-Law requirements as to structure. 

On January 27> 1976 a letter was sent by the Department of Permits 
J and Licenses to the owners requesting that the additions erected to 
i the rear of the dwelling, without permits or approval, be removed. 

Re-inspection, however, found that the letter had not been complied 
; with and on March 31 j 1976 a formal notice ordering the removal of 
| the additions to the rear of the building was delivered to Mary 

Zotzman by the District Building Inspector." 

i 

I The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the CONSIDERATION 
j of City Council. 

DELEGATION REQUEST: Mr. J. W. Zotzman. 



RECOMMENDATION 

6 . Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee . 
The Director of Planning reports as follows: 
"I BACKGROUND 

On April 6, 1976, the Downtown Eastside Planning Staff met with Alderman Fritz 
Bowers, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Planning and Development to 
discuss the formation of a local planning committee. The planning staff 
felt that some positive changes had occurred in the community since the Site 
Office opened in February, 1976 and that groups additional to the local 
resident's association might now be interested in participating more fully 
in the planning process. For this reason, it was felt that the most democratic 
method of obtaining input from a cross-section of local interests was to call 
elections to form a Committee. In discussing the composition of such a Committee 
it was suggested that since land ownership divided roughly into three distinct 
interest groups, namely industrial, commercial and residential, there should 
be one owner and one tenant representing each group. In addition, it was 
felt that since the majority of the population consisted of residential 
tenants, this category should be increased to three representatives from one. 
An employee category was also added to include the diverse interests of those 
who worked full time in the area. An overlapping of interests to encourage 
flexibility of choi e and reflect the diversity of the community was considered 
desirable. It was also suggested that in view of summer vacations and planning 
time constraints, the runners-up in the election would be known as 'Alternates' 
to sit on the Committee when the regular member was unable to attend. 

II COMMUNITY 

On April 14, 1976, Liaison Alderman Helen Boyce met with the planning staff 
and a large cross-section of the community to discuss the draft proposals. The 
concept of forming a local planning committee was unanimously endorsed. The 
basic proposals were also endorsed with the following additions: 

(1) The area contains a large number of people in the social field. Although 
churches, drop-in centres, etc. are not considered to be commercial 
enterprises, it was decided to expand this category to include them, 
in the interests of keeping the committee of manageable size and 
evening out the land use ratios. 



Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 ... • (BUILDING - 9) 



Clause No. 6 Continued. 



(2) The meeting also endorsed a suggestion that there be representation from 
the two most historically important groups in the area and it was agreed 
that there be two positions on the committee - one for a person of 
Chinese origin and one of Japanese origin. 

General agreement was reached that the composition of the Committee would 
consist of eleven positions for nine categories with alternates for each 
position. 

Ill ELECTIONS 

On May 12, 1976 an election meeting was held in the community, chaired by 
Alderman Boyce. The entire proceedings were interpreted into both Japanese 
and Chinese. A full committee of eleven members was elected, plus seven 
'Alternates'. The results are as follows: 



Position 


Elected Member 


Alternate Member 


1. Commercial or Social 
Facility Owner 


Sai Mo to 


Rev. Jack Shaver 


2. Commercial or Social 
Facility Tenant 


Tarn's Cornwall 


Doug Ozaki 


3. Employee 


Jean Swanson 


Sam Blair 


4. Industrial Owner 


Ray Nye 


Chas. Thompson 


5. Industrial Tenant 


Bert Robinson 




6. Residential Owner 


Leon Brandolini 




7. Residential Tenant 


Bruce Eriksen 
Libby Da vies 
Neil Glasier 


(Bro.) Hugh Maclssac 
Roy Crowe 


8. Chinese Person 


Anna Wong 




9. Japanese Person 


Ken Matsune 


Ken Takeuchi 



IV UNFILLED ALTERNATE POSITIONS 

Nominations for the four unfilled 'Alternate' positions will be received by the 
Committee for a majority vote decision. 

V COMMITTEE 

The Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee will appoint its own Chairperson and 
decide on its method of operation. Its main duties will be to make 
recommendations to Council on: 

(a) the future development of the area (land use plan) and, 

(b) Neighbourhood Improvement priorities. 

The majority of the recommendations must be completed by early this summer (to 
qualify for receiving N.I. P. implementation funding). However, it is felt that 
the potential exists to expand the life of the Committee (depending on how well 
it functions) so that it may remain an effective democratic source of information 
for future issues affecting the community. 



Manager's Report, May 2 8, 19 7 6 . . . (BUILDING - 10) 

Clause iJo. 6 Continued. 



VI RECOMMENDATION 

It is recommended that: 

A. This report be received for the information of Council • 

B. Council endorse the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee as the official 
representative body in the community for the purpose of making recommendations 

| to Council as outlined in this report. 

C The Downtown Easts ide planning staff be technical advisers to the community 
and, as such, are free to agree or disagree with the recommendations- of 
the Oppenheimer Area Planning Committee." 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendations of 
the Director of Planning be approved. 



INFORMATION 

7. 3543 Point Grey Road - Development .Permit -Application 
#73221 - Mrs. M. Dallas. 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"A request has been received from Mrs. Margery Dallas of 3543 Point Grey 
Road to appear before Council as a delegation regarding her development 
permit application #73221. 

Mrs. Dallas filed the development permit application on March 8, 1976 
to construct a 26' x 10' solarium as an accessory building in the rear 
yard of her existing one family dwelling. The site is located on the 
north side of Point Grey Road between Collingwood and Dunbar Streets. 

The development permit application was subsequently refused on March 24, 
1976 as the proposed development would exceed the maximum permitted floor 
space ratio of .60. The development as proposed would have a floor space 
ratio of .78. The area of land used for floor space ratio calculation was 
based on the "Fountain Survey" of 1929. In the absence of any other survey 
certificates for the properties on the north side of Point Grey Road, it 
has been the City's policy to accept the "Fountain Survey". 

Mrs. Dallas then submitted a letter noting that a different survey plan 
was accepted for the two westerly adjoining properties (Simpson property). 
After checking with the Director of Legal Services and the City Surveyor, 
a letter was written to Mrs. Dallas dated May 19, 1976 (copy attached) 
pointing out that in the absence of any other survey certificate for her 
property, the "Fountain Survey" of 1929 would be used to determine the 
size of the property." 



The City Manager submits- the foregoing;, report for the -INFORMATION 
of City Council. 



DELEGATION: Mrs. Margery Dallas. 



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INFORMATION 

8 . Opposition. to Development at 1974. to 1996 W. 6th Avenue. 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"A letter, dated May 5, 1976 written by Mr. Don Whorley and addressed to the Mayor 
and City Council, was recently forwarded to the Planning Department for comment. 
Mr. Whorley, in his letter, protests the fact that 5 houses may be demolished in 
the 1900 block West 6th Avenue so that luxury condominium apartments can be built. 
Mr. Whorley specifically asks City Council to adopt a policy that houses which 
have been rehabilitated, or could be rehabilitated shooed not be demolished for 
redevelopment. Also, he objects to RRAP funds being used to rehabilitate houses 
which are slated for demolition. It should be noted that none of the five houses 
which Mr. Whorley suggests are to be demolished have applied for or received RRAP 
assistance. Three houses further down the block, however, have applied for RRAP 
assistance. 

The problem of sound housing being demolished in the apartment area of Kitsilano 
was discussed at some length in the Apartment Area Plan which was adopted by City 
Council on May 6, 1975. To reiterate, the main conclusion reached in the Plan was 
that the preservation of houses should be dependent on a commitment by the property 
owners to retain and maintain their homes. Several policies were adopted by City 
Council which hopefully would make retention of single family homes and conversions 
more desireable to property owners. Specifically, these policies are: 

Plan Policy #1 - "The floor space ratio allowed on homes in this area be 
increased to" 1.0".. This would permit the addition to homes of extra 
suites which would possibly make retention of homes more economically 
viable in the apartment area. 

Plan Policy #3 - "Owners of Single-family homes, duplexes, and conversion 
homes be eligible for housing maintenance assistance through the Resident- 
ial Rehabilitation Assistance Program". RRAP provides an incentive 
for owners to improve and upgrade standards of housing. It also has other 
benefits such as providing opportunity for lower income persons to remain 
in their homes. 

The point raised by Mr. Whorley is an important one. Although outstanding 
RRAP loans must be repaid when a property is sold, there still remains 
the question of money already paid for improvements. 

The Planning Department believes that people should have the ability to 
retain homes in apartment zoned areas. They also believe though, that 
money should be paid back in total if property is sold for redevelopment. 
This matter is being discussed with C.M.H.C. 

It should be noted that Kitsilano is the only area where RRAP applications 
are being received for improvement of housing in multiple zoned areas. 

Plan Policy #5 - "Owners of individual or groups of existing buildings be 
permitted to rezone their property from the present zoning to an RT-2 
type zoning, at the owners initiative". This is probably the most 
effective way for property owners to protect themselves from being 
"forced to sell", as Mr. Whorley claims is the case with at least one of 
these properties. A rezoning of this type would indicate to the City, 
adjacent property owners, and developers that the owner has made a firm 
commitment to retain his house. 



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Clause No. 8 . Continued. 



Plan Policy #6 - "Infill housing be permitted". This is another economic 
incentive offered to property owners who retain their homes. They can 
build extra suites on their properties to provide sufficient revenue to 
make retention of their homes economically viable. As no Development 
Permit Application has been received, it is difficult to ascertain the 
intentions of the person who is assembling these properties. It is 
conceivable that an infill project could be built, whereby none of the 
houses would be demolished. 

Mr. Whorl ey also mentions that there are tenants in these houses which may be 
demolished who will have difficulty in finding suitable accommodation at reasonable 

rents. Plan Policy #9 states that "Relocation assistance should be provided for 
displaced tenants as an aspect of the redevelopment process". The developer will 
be required to assist long term family residents, senior citizens and low income 
residents find suitable accommodation before a demolition permit is approved. 

It is within the stated goals for Kitsilano that a diversity of buildings and 
people be maintained in the apartment area. However, the Policies adopted by 
City Council place a major proportion of the responsibility for this diversity 
on the resident property owners in this area." 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the INFORMATION 
of City Council. 

DELEGATION KEQUESTr Mr. D. Whorley 



CONSIDERATION 

9 . Retention of Dwelling Unit - 5051 Ann Street. 



A Hardship Application has been received from Darshan K. Gill, 
the owner of the property at 5051 Ann Street for the retention 
of a dwelling unit on the lower floor of the above building. 



The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 



"Our records show that a Building Permit was issued on 
March 19, 1975 to erect the above one family dwelling. 
On October 29, 1975 a Building Permit was issued to a 
Darshan Kaur Gill, to alter the lower floor of the 
dwelling to provide two bedrooms, recreation room, 
playroom and a three-piece bathroom. 

As the result of a complaint, inspection shows that the 
building is now occupied as a two family dwelling having 
one dwelling unit on the lower floor which was occupied 
by the owner, and one dwelling unit on the main floor. 

The application has been considered by the Hardship 
Committee who felt, that while the information submitted 
would qualify the applicant as a hardship, there was 
such a gross violation of the Zoning and Development 
Bylaw by the owner that the matter be referred to Council 
for consideration." 

The City Manager submits the report of the Director of Permits 
and Licenses for CONSIDERATION. 



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CONSIDERATION 

10 . Retention of Dwelling. Unit. - 



(BUILDING - 13) 



5821 Clarendon Street. 



A Hardship Application has been received from the tenant, Mr. 
Robert V. Robinson for the retention of a basement dwelling 
unit at 5821 Clarendon Street. 



The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 



"On January 14, 1976, a Building Permit was issued to the owner 
of the above property to alter the basement of a one family 
dwelling to provide a recreation room containing a bar sink, 
one bedroom, and a bathroom. A Statutory Declaration signed 
by the owner is attached to this Building Permit and states 
in part that the building will be used and occupied as a one 
family dwelling. 

As a result of a complaint inspection showed that the building 
was occupied as a two family dwelling having one dwelling 
unit in the basement and one dwelling unit on the main floor. 

The Hardship Committee has considered the application of the 
tenant and felt that while the applicant qualifies under the 
Hardship Policy, there is such a gross violation of the Zoning 
and Development Bylaw by the owner that the matter be submitted 
to Council for consideration." 



The City Manager submits the report of the Director of Permits 
and Licenses- for CONSIDERATION. 



INFORMATION 

11 . Request for- Rezoning- -. Kitsilano. Area . 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"A copy of a letter addressed to the Mayor, from Mrs. H. Paulsen and Mrs. G. Tupper, 
dated April 21, 1976 was recently received by the Planning Department. This letter 
asks that the Mayor give consideration to a request for rezoning an area bounded by 
Burrard Street, 12th Avenue, Arbutus Street, and West Broadway from RT-2 to RM-3A. 

This area is part of a larger Conversion Area, bounded by Burrard Street, 16th 
Avenue, Vine Street and West Broadway, which is presently under study by the Planning 
Department. For the past 8 months, the Kitsilano Planning Office staff have been 
working with a Committee made up of residents of the Conversion Area to produce a 
comprehensive plan for the area. In addition, several public meetings have been 
held in the area. The most recent one was held on January 20, 1976 at which a draft 
Plan for this area was discussed. A number of suggestions for changes and improve- 
ments to the Plan were made at this meeting. Many of these have been incorporated 
into a final version of the Plan which is now being circulated for staff comments. 
This final version of the Plan is scheduled to be considered by the Standing Committee 
on Planning and Development in June. 

The letter states several times that the recommendations in the Plan stem mainly 
from "a few transient type tenants". Of the 40 or so residents who actively part- 
icipated in the formation of the Plan, approximately 75% were property owners. 
Considering that 75% of the residents in the area are tenants, property owners were 
more than proportionately represented. 



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(BUILDING - 14) 



Clause No. . 11. Continued. 



The essential aim of the Plan Policies which are soon to be presented to City 
Council is to emphasize the stability of this area and only allow a limited amount 
of carefully controlled redevelopment. Traditionally, across the City, those areas 
close to areas of higher density experience pressure to be rezoned, and this results 
in a great deal of uncertainty in the minds of residents about the future character 
of their neighbourhood. The recommended policies, if adopted by City Council, will 
clear up much of this uncertainty. 

However, it has become obvious through the submission of petitions and through the 
public meetings held in the area that there are some residents who support rezoning 
the area to a substantially higher density. The Planning Department will include 
this point of view in the report outlining the proposed Plan Policies." 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the INFORMATION of City Council. 



fOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE 




Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 

LICENSES AND CLAIMS MATTERS 

CONSIDERATION : 

1 . Re P.C. 593 D.B. Singh: Legal Expenses 
The Director of Legal Services reports as follows : 

"The following communication has been received from the 
Secretary of the Vancouver Police Board: 

' I wish to advise you of the following resolutions 
passed by the Vancouver Police Board at the meeting of 
April 29, 1976 concerning the account submitted by Mr. 
M. Mulligan for services rendered in defending Constable 
D. B. Singh in Provincial Court and the Court of Appeal 
in connection with a charge of Perjury. 

1. THAT the account submitted by Mr. M. Mulligan for 
services rendered in acting for Constable D. B. 
Singh in Provincial Court and the Court of Appeal 
in connection with a charge of Perjury, for repre- 
senting Constable Singh at the Marrash Inquest and 
for representing him at a Police Disciplinary Hear- 
ing be forwarded to City Council with a recommenda- 
tion for payment insofar as the expenses incurred 
re the Perjury charge are concerned ($4,513.55) and 
FURTHER THAT no recommendation be made with regard 
to the $500.00 for attending the Marrash Inquest 
and $1,000.00 for acting for Constable Singh at the 
Police Disciplinary Hearing.' 

The accounts referred to are for professional services 
rendered by Mr. Mulligan on three separate issues. The 
payment which is recommended concerns Mr. Mulligan's 
fees for defending P.C. Singh in Provincial Court and 
also for carrying the defence through the Court of Appeal 
where he was successful. The account is for $4,513.55. 
Of this amount, $1,013.55 relates to out-of-pocket dis- 
bursements by way of Appeal Books, etc. 

The Board is recommending payment. Under the Police 
Collective Agreement there are certain situations in 
which the Board agreed it would recommend payment by 
Council of legal expenses incurred by members of the 
Force. This situation falls into this category, hence 
the recommendation. The difficulty, however, is that 
the new Police Act (replacing the Charter provisions) 
limits the power of municipalities to reimburse police 
officers for legal expenses incurred to cases involving 
civil action only. It does not extend to reimbursement 
for the costs of defence in criminal proceedings. I 
have to advise Council, therefore, that it is not legally 
possible to accede to this request. 

At the same meeting that this resolution was passed, 
the Board also passed a resolution that the B.C. Police 
Commission be requested to seek an amendment to the 
Police Act to allow indemnification in criminal cases 
or, alternatively, that Council seek a Charter Amend- 
ment to the same effect. If Council wishes to support 
the Police Board, then an appropriate resolution would 
be: 

"'RESOLVED THAT the City Council of the City of 
Vancouver supports the request of the Vancouver 
Police Board to the B.C. Police Commission that 
the Police Act be amended to provide for payment 
of legal expenses for police members charged with 
criminal offences.'" 



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THE CITY MANAGER submits the foregoing report to Council for 
CONSIDERATION. 

FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAfiFK) 305 



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MANAGER'S REPORT, May 28, 1976 (FIRE - 1) 

FIRE AND TRAFFIC MATTERS 

INFORMATION 



1 ■ Gastown Merchants' Association Debt to the City of Vancouver 



The following report has been received from the Director of Finance. 

"On March 23, 1976 Council approved a street closure in Gastown to accommodate 
the Rain Festival, and further provided that a grant of approximately $400 be 
approved to cover the cost of services by City crews for work done on behalf 
of the Gastown Merchants' Association, related to the street closures for the 
Festival . 



At that time, Council also requested a report on the outstanding debt of the 
Gastown Merchants' Association referred to in the report to Council. 

The Collections Office of the Revenue and Treasury Division has outstanding 
two invoices for work done for the Gastown Merchants' Association. The first 
one, for $3,223.10, is for cleaning up Alexander Street and other parts of 
Gastown from July to December 1974. The second item is for the cost of cleaning 
up as required for the Farmers' Market between July 29 and October 26, 1975, that 
amounts to $109.72, for a total outstanding amount owed to the City of $3,332.82. 
Mr. Bowen of Gastown Merchants' Association is of the opinion that these accounts 
should be paid by a grant from the City. 

The bill for $3,223.10 was invoiced to the Association by the Engineering 
Department as a result of a Council action on June 25, 1974, approving the 
closure of Alexander Street from Carroll Street to Columbia each Sunday for 
purposes of holding Farmers' Market, in 1974. One of the conditions of the 
closing was that "the cost of any street cleaning required over and above the 
normal street cleaning be borne by the applicant." The bill for $109.72 results 
from the same activity in 1975. 

To date, the Association has not paid this bill and, subject to any decision 
that Council may make with regard to the amounts owing, the Collections Office 
will pursue collection of these amounts." 

Your City Manager submits the above report of the Director of Finance to Council 
for INFORMATION. 



CONSIDERATION 

2. Street Closure - Napier Street from Commercial Drive to 
the Lane West of Commercial Drive 



The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"In a letter dated May 20, 1976, Mr. E. Guerriero, Community Education 
Co-ordinator of the Britannia Community Services Centre, requests that Napier 
Street, from Commercial Drive to the lane west of Commercial Drive, be closed to 
vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 5, 1976 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. 

The purpose of the street closure is to accommodate a street dance as 
part of the official opening of the Britannia Community Services Centre. 

As there will be minimal disruption to vehicular traffic, the Police 
Department will not provide specific attention to the event. However, the Police 
Department will provide special attention to the overall opening of the community 
centre in a security capacity. Further, there will be no disruption to transit. 



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MANAGER'S REPORT, May 28, 1976 



(FIRE - 2) 



Clause No. 2 Continued 

There are no objections to the proposal from a Traffic Engineering 
standpoint. 

The Britannia Community Services Centre is covered by civic insurance 
and, therefore, no special insurance coverage is required for the event. 

Should Council approve the applicant's request to close to vehicular 
traffic Napier Street, from Commercial Drive to the lane west of Commercial 
Drive, on Saturday, June 5, 1976 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, such approval 
should be subject to the following conditions: 

1. That any structures to be erected on the street or any attachments to street 
furniture be to the approval of the City Engineer. 

2. That unrestricted access be provided for emergency vehicles. 

3. The cost of any street cleaning required over and above normal street 
cleaning be borne by the applicant. 

4. The cost of temporary traffic controls be borne by the applicant." 

The City Manager submits the above report of the City Engineer for 
Council's CONSIDERATION. 



CONS IDERATION 

3 . Victoria Drive Annual Gala Day Grant Request 

The City Engineer reports as follows: 

"The Victoria Drive Annual Gala Day Parade is scheduled to take place on 
Saturday, June 19, 1976. 

In a letter dated April 2, 1976, Mr. V. Koushnir, representative of the 
Victoria Drive Community Hall Association requests the City of Vancouver to give 
their Association, for the first time, some financial assistance. 

The parade will assemble at Gordon Park, located at 49th Avenue and 
Commercial Drive, and will proceed by way of 49th Avenue and Victoria Drive to 
a dispersal at Jones Park, located at 37th Avenue and Victoria Drive. It will 
commence at 1:00 p.m. and finish at approximately 2:30 p.m. 

The parade has been approved by the Chief Constable and the Police 
Department will provide special attention for the event. 

There will be disruption to transit, but B.C. Hydro will accommodate 
the necessary bus re-routing. 

Considerable temporary signing and extra street cleaning will be required 
for this parade. It is estimated that the cost of this work will be $550. 

Should Council decide in favour of Mr. Koushnir 's request, it is 
suggested that this be done in the form of a grant in order that funds may be 
apportioned to the applicable appropriations. The Comptroller of Budgets 
advises that, if approved, the source of funding for this grant will be contin- 
gency reserve." 

The City Manager submits the above report of the City Engineer for 
Council's CONSIDERATION. 



FOR COUNCIL ACTION SEE PAGF(S)^ Q6'fe 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 (FINANCE - 1) 

FINANCE MATTERS 

RECOMMENDATION 

1 . Tenders for Oakridge Police Sub-Station Addition 

The Director of Permits and Licenses reports as follows: 

"Tenders as follows were received for altering and enlarging the 
Oakridge Police Sub-Station: 

Bison Construction Ltd. $174,660 

Turnbull & Gale Construction Ltd. 184,457 
Project Construction Ltd. & Project 

Construction (1976) Ltd. 190,775 

Manson Bros. Construction Ltd. 194,873 

Burdett Construction Co. Ltd. 197,384 

Jepson Mulder Construction Ltd. 208,102 

Bengal Construction Co. Ltd. 208,600 

Allan and Viner Construction Ltd. 214,440 

The tenders were examined and found to be in order. A bid bond in 
the amount of $13,500 was submitted with every tender. The lowest tender is 
that of Bison Construction Ltd. 

Based on the low tender, the cost of completing the project is estimated 
to be $197,835 as follows: 

Building Contract $174,660 
Architects and Consultants Fees 15,675 
Miscellaneous Expense, including permit 

fees, insurance premium, salary of 

Clerk of the Works (part-time) , sidewalk 

crossing, telephone installation charges, 

and sundry items 7»500 

$197,835 



The estimated cost is within the approved budget and the funds have been 
provided. (Refer City Council resolution of Dec. 2, 1975.) 

It is recommended that Council: 

(a) Accept the low tender of $174,660 submitted by Bison Construction Limited, 
and award them the contract. 

(b) Approve the return of their Bid Bonds to the unsuccessful bidders. 

(c) Approve the appropriation of funds totalling $197,835 in accordance with 
the foregoing estimates." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS the foregoing report of the Director of Permits 
and Licenses be approved. 



2 . Downtown Parking Corporation - Tax Refund Notes 



The following report has been received from the Director of Finance. 

"On October 1, 1974, Vancouver City Council approved the new lease 
between the City and the Downtown Parking Corporation Limited (DPC), one 
of the clauses which dealt with the tax refund note liability of the DPC 
and specified that this liability would be paid by the DPC on or before 
March 1, 1973. The City has no financial obligations in respect of these 
notes. The total theoretical liability of the DPC with respect to the 



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(FINANCE - 2) 



Clause #2 continued : 

notes and the portion of the liability not represented by notes but con- 
sidered to be a proper part of the liability, is $1,056,895.00. This 
amount represents all of the taxes paid by the property owners in the 
downtown area under the parking bylaw between the years 1950 and 1969 
inclusive and arises under the terms of an agreement made between the City 
of Vancouver and the Downtown Parking Corporation, datetfJanuary 14, 1958. 

Both City Council and the Downtown Parking Corporation approved a 
series of steps to eliminate this liability on or before March 31, 1983. 
The initial step was a 20% down payment on the outstanding balance of the 
actual notes issued. These notes totalled $516,867.00 and a 20% payment 
represented $105,000.00. The approved procedure for eliminating the balance 
of the liability included a provision whereby holders of the notes or the 
un-noted obligation of the DPC could receive the present day discounted value 
of the obligation and ultimate payment at maturity for those obligations not 
previously redeemed. 

The DPC is now in a position to determine that approximately $610,000.00 
of the total liability, after the down payment, is likely to be presented 
for payment. This is the amount that would be payable on March 31, 1983. 
Under the procedure approved by City Council and the DPC, the DPC would now 
propose to offer the holders of the notes and the un-noted obligation, the 
discounted present value of the 1983 value. It is estimated that this pay- 
out of the present value of the 1983 obligation would cost the Downtown 
Parking Corporation approximately $280,000.00. The Corporation informs the 
City that it has sufficient cash and capacity to accomplish this objective. 

I would therefore recommend 

that City Council approve the DPC proceeding with the proposal to pay 
off the tax refund obligation on a discounted present value basis, recognizing 
that no liability whatsoever rests with the City of Vancouver, and subject 
to the procedure meeting the approval of the Director of Finance and Director 
of Legal Services . " 

The City Manager recommends approval of the recommendation of the Director 
of Finance. 



3. Park Board - Staffing (Clerical Position 
in Chief Cashier's Office) 

The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation reports as follows: 

"In the Park Board 1973 Supplemental Budget an item was approved for 
a Clerk II position. This position has been filled by part-time employees 
and since April, 1975, has been assigned to assist the Park Board Chief 
Cashier. The Ice Rink Co-ordinator was also assigned duties in the Chief 
Cashier's Office during the months of April to August, 1975. 

Over the past several years expansion of Park Board operations involving 
revenue producing facilities has expanded requiring additional staff. In 
addition, the Ice Rink Co-ordinator 's position was abolished in 1975 and this 
assistance during the peak summer months will not be available. It is proposed 
to establish a permanent clerical position. 

Comparative costs of the proposal are as follows: 



1975 



1976 



Part-time Payroll 
Ice Rink Co-ordinator 



6,629 
4,845 



Permanent Position * 



11,244 



$11,474 



$11 ,244 




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Manager's Report, May 23, 1976 (FINANCE - 3) 

Clause #3 continued : 

I recommend that a permanent clerical position be established in the Park 
Board Financial Services Division, following classification by the Director 
of Personnel Services. 

Funds have been provided in the Park Board budget, in Part-time help. 

A copy of this report has been provided to the V.M.R.E.U." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS approval of the foregoing report of the 
Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. 



4. Additional Staff - Property & Insurance 
Division, Finance Department 



"The Supervisor of Property & Insurance has requested two Clerks be added 
to his Property Administration and Control Section. 

The duties of administering the leases, collecting rentals and charges on 
revenue properties, crossing agreements, encroachments, etc., and taxes 
on Federal-Provincial housing sites and lease agreements, are presently 
performed by two employees. This staff has not been increased for more 
than 20 years. However, the number of leases and accounts has increased 
by approximately 100% over the last eight years and close to 200% over the 
last 20 years. Gross Revenues for this section have increased from $457,000 
in 1965 to $4,250,000 in 1975. 

Furthermore, within the last 18 months to two years, additional duties have 
been assumed by this section: 

a) Developing and updating a Property Endowment Land inventory; 

b) Conforming with the Landlord and Tenant Act; 

c) Assuming the responsibility for the payment of tenants' moving costs; and 

d) Administration of the leases for the False Creek development. 

It is the latter item which is of prime concern to the department, since the 
implementation of administrative procedures which will ensure that all 
rentals due to the City are collected in a proper manner without undue 
delay requires a thorough knowledge of all lease agreements. The False 
Creek lease agreements are particularly complex and require immediate 
attention. 

Subject to classification by the Personnel Services Department, the annual 
recurring cost of these two positions, at 1976 rates, will be approximately 
$22,500; the 1976 costs will be approximately $11,500. (including an allow- 
ance of $1,000 for furnishings.) 

The Supervisor of Property & Insurance RECOMMENDS that the two additional 
clerical positions be established in the Property Administration and 
Control Section. 

The Director of Finance advises that, if the foregoing recommendation is 
approved, the sources of funds will be the Property Endowment Fund rather 
than the Revenue Budget . " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS approval of the foregoing recommendation of the 
Supervisor of Property & Insurance and further recommends approval of the 
new and non-recurring expenditure for furnishings not to exceed $1,000 
(to be charged to Contingency Reserve) with details of the furnishings to be 
approved by the City Manager. 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 



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(FINANCE - 4) 



CONSIDERATION 



5. Kiwanis Senior Citizens' Housing - 
Yukon at S.W. MARINE DRIVE 



The following report has been received from the Director of Finance. 

"The Kiwanis Club of Vancouver sent the following letter to the Mayor and City 
Council : 



'Re: Kiwanis-Soroptimist Senior Citizens Housing Project 
8080 Yukon Street at S.W. Marine Drive 



This ninety unit project is nearing completion and we expect to 
be accepting tenants as of April 1st, 1976. 

The project is covered by the Rental Subsidy Plan of the two 
senior governments and as such has been deemed by the City to 
be liable for real estate taxes. Since buying the land in 
January, 1974, we have paid taxes in full for 1974, 1975 and 
partially for 1976 for a total of $18,083.00 to date, during 
which time the project was being developed. 

We have estimated taxes for 1977, the first full year after 
completion, based on indicated assessment and the 1975 mill rate 
plus 10% for indicated increase, at $51,623.00. 

This is to request that the City make a contribution to this non- 
profit project of the cost to install sidewalks, curbs and lighting 
on Yukon Street. These are necessary for the comfort and safety 
of the prospective hundred or more tenants. 1 

With respect to the question of street lighting, I am advised by the Engineering 
Department that the lighting was installed ten or more years ago on both Yukon 
and S.E. Marine. That would appear to eliminate the question of street lighting 
and leave the question of sidewalks and curbs. 

I am further advised that the approximate cost of installing concrete curbs and 
gutters, concrete sidewalk and asphalt surfacing between the existing paved strips 
and the curb and gutter, would be approximately $12,000. 

The Law Department advises me that Kiwanis is asking the City to pay for 
certain works on the streets out of general revenue, rather than by way of local 
improvement, and that in the opinion of the Law Department this does not amount 
to a grant requiring two- thirds majority under Section 206 of the Charter. 

I am therefore submitting to Council for CONSIDERATION the request of Kiwanis 
that the City "make a contribution" towards the cost of installing sidewalks 
and curbs on Yukon Street abutting the Senior Citizens Housing Project. Staff 
are not aware of any previous precedent similar to this request." 

The City Manager submits the above report of the Director of Finance to Council 
for CONSIDERATION. 




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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 



(PERSONNEL - lty 



PERSONNEL MATTERS 



CONSIDERATION 

1. Leave of Absence With Pay - 

Captain R. Ross, Fire Department 

The Director of Personnel Services reports as follows: 

"Captain R. Ross is the Assistant Manager of the Canadian Olympic 
Rowing Team. The 1976 Olympics will be the first in which women 
have competed in rowing events, and with this considerable growth 
in the overall size of the Canadian team, the Assistant Manager 
is essentially responsible for one half of the team. Fire Chief 
A. Konig has received a letter dated 28 April 1976 from the 
President of the Canadian Association of Amateur Oarsmen request- 
ing Captain Ross be given time off with pay for 15 working days 
during the period of July 12 to July 30, 1976, so he may fulfill 
his responsibility as Assistant Manager of the team during the 
Olympic Games . 

Prior to the Olympics in July, Captain Ross will use his entire 
20 day 1976 vacation entitlement to accompany the team on a com- 
petitive tour through Europe in preparation for the Olympic com- 
petition. It may also be noted that from January 1, 1976 to 
April 19, 1976 Captain Ross has devoted his weekends and not less 
than four evenings per week of his own time in preparation with 
the National Team, at Burnaby Lake. 

The Fire Chief advises that the Firefighters' Union Local 18 will 
waive their normal requirements that the position of Capt a in Ross 
be filled on an acting basis during his absence. 

While there are no provisions in the Personnel Regulations to cover 
leave of absence with pay while participating or managing an 
athletic event, Council has in the past granted leave of absence 
with pay to City employees involved in Olympic and International 
Competition . 

Council's most recent decision was the approval on May 11, 1976 
of leave with pay from 14 July to 30 July for V. Warren, Permits 
and Licenses Department. Mr. Warren is the Manager of the Canadian 
Olympic Field Hockey Team. 

Examples of other occasions follow: 

October 1970 - World Handball Championship in -approved 



Dublin, leave with pay for seven 
working shifts, Fireman R. Willson. 



January 1971 



Pan American Games, two weeks, 
leave with pay, Neil Ellett, 
Assessment Division. 



- approved 



July 1971 - 



B.C. Centennial 71 Voyageur Canoe 
Pageant, leave with pay, August 5 
- 13, R. Jackson, Permits s 
Licenses Department. 



-approved 



June 1972 - 



1972 Olympic Games, Munich, Germany, -approved 
leave with pay, August 15 - September 
12, Lieut. B. Lowes. 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 (PERSONNEL - 2) 



Clause #1 (Cont'd) 



July 1972 - 



Korld Cup Trials (Soccer), leave 
with pay, August 23 - September 8, 
N. Ellett, Assessment Division. 



-app roved 



May 1973 - 



1973 World Fireball Championships, 
ten days leave with pay, J. Winsor, 
City Planning Department. 



-approved 



July 1973 - 



World Fireball Sailing Champion- 
ships, Torbay, England, leave 
with pay, September 10 - 21, 
J. Winsor, City Planning Department, 



- app roved 



April 1975 - 



Olympic Sailing Trials, leave with 
pay, June 7 - 18, J. Winsor, City 
Planning Department. 



-approved 



In view of the foregoing City Council may wish to give favourable 
consideration to granting Captain R. Ross, Vancouver Fire Depart- 
ment, 15 days leave of absence with pay from July 12 to July 30, 
1976, in order that he complete his commitment as Assistant Manager 
of Canada's Olympic Rowing Team. 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report of the Director of 
Personnel Services for the CONSIDERATION of Council. 



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Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 

PROPERTY MATTERS 



248 

(PROPERTIES - 1) 



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RECOMMENDATION 



1. Tenders Re: Coffee Shop in 

Britannia Community Services Centre 



7he Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows :- 

"Tenders for the coffee shop in Britannia Community Services Centre 
were opened by the City Manager on May 3rd, 197 6, and referred to 
the Property and Insurance Office and the Britannia Community Services 
Management Board for report. The Property and Insurance Office 
reports as follows :- 

The basis for the tender call was agreement by the applicant to a 
monthly payment of $150.00, plus 2% of gross profit over $1,800.00, 
the lease period to be 36 months, and submission of a menu. 

The Britannia Community Services Board through their nutritional 
Committee and in liaison with this office recommends "Stothart 
Services" as the successful applicant to lease the Coffee Shop rela- 
tive to the terms of reference and the lease agreement as drafted 
by the City's Law Department. 

The Britannia Community Services Nutritional Committee is composed 
of Ms. Evelyn Kerr, Head of the Home Economics Department, Britannia 
School, Mrs. Anna Niven, Administrative Assistant, Britannia School 
Mrs. Alice Anderson, Nutritionist, R.E.A.C.H. Medical Centre and 
Ms. Thelma Lindsay, Manager, Administrative Services for the Britannia 
Community Services Centre. 



Background Information: 



Stothart Services 



They are experienced, and accepted the lease 
terms as set out by the Property & Insurance 
Office and the Law Department. 



Parnell Foods Ltd.' 



No menu prices were tendered, a longer lease 
period was requested and a guarantee against 
loss was required. 



Fotios Restaurants 
Ltd.- 



Lack of experience, approximately two years as 
Manager of a restaurant. 



Mohammed Iqbal and 
Nasim Iqbal 



No related business experience in Canada. 



The lease period is thirty-six months, with rental established at 
$150.00 per month, plus 2% of the gross sales above $1,800.00. The 
Lessee is obligated to provide an annual statement to the Supervisor 
of Property & Insurance within three months of the expiry of each 
twelve month period, and to allow the Director of Finance or his 
nominee and the Britannia Community Services Centre Society to inspect 
all records and accounts relating to the operation of the business 
carried out on the premises. 



It is therefore, 



RECOMMENDED That Stothart Services be accepted as the successful 
applicant on the basis of the terms and conditions set out by the 
Director of Legal Services in conjunction with the Supervisor of 
Property and Insurance." 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS the foregoing recommendation of the 
Supervisor of Property & Insurance be approved. 




Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 

PROPERTY MATTERS 



(PROPERTIES - 2) 



249 



INFORMATION 

2. Demolitions 



The Supervisor of Property & Insurance reports as follows :- 

" .! have received and opened quotations I. roni various contractors 
" for demolition of the structures listed below and have awarded 
the contract to the low bidders as noted :- 



Property 



Project 



Successful 
Bidder 



City To 
Pay 



Code No. 



2823-25 & rear 
dwelling @ 2831 Pt. 
Grey Road 
Lot A, of 13 & 14 
& Lot 12, Block 24, 
D.L. 192 - 



Pt. Grey Rd. 

Waterfront 

Development 



Litchfield $2,945.00 #4189/ 

Bulldozing & 

Demolition 



The City Manager has confirmed the above contract and submits the 
foregoing report of the Supervisor of Property & Insurance to Council 
for INFORMATION." 



RECOMMENDATION 



3. Sale of Property 



The Supervisor of Property and Insurance reports as follows :- 

"Offers to purchase were received by the City Clerk as a 
result of the City's call for tenders, and were opened in 
public May 25th, 1976. 

RECOMMENDED that the following offers to purchase be accepted 
and approved under the terms and conditions set down by Council, 
being in each case the highest offer received. 

Lots in Sh Block 88, T.H.S.L. , Plan 2813 Amd. 

North Side of.Adanac Street between Kootenay and Skeena Streets 



Lot 28, ex. N. 10 ' 

ZAP ANT A, 
Rodolfo V. & 
Geraldine Y. 



Approx. 
Size 



Purchase 
Price 



Terms 
Terms 



Conditions 



33' x 106' 35,000.00 City Terms 



Lot 27, ex. N. 10' 

KNIGHT REALTY 
LTD. 



33' x 106' 32,260.00 City Terms 



3 



950 
250 



Manager's Report, May 28, 1976 (PROPERTIES - 3) 

Clause #3 (Cont'd) 
Lot 25, ex. N. 10' 

KNIGHT REALTY 33' x 106' 32,160.00 City Terms P.U. Ease- 

LTD. ment over 

Easterly 
5 feet. 



Lot N, Sub. 2-4, Block C, D.L. 301, Plan 1989 

North Side of King Edward Avenue between Prince Edward Street 
and St. George Street 

WONG, Thomas 34' x 74' 24,000.00 City Terms - M 



The City Manager RECOMMENDS that the foregoing recommendation of 
the Supervisor of Property and Insurance be approved. 



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MANAGER'S REPORT 



TO: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: Property Endowment Fund - 

Properties Withheld from Sale. 

CLASSIFICATION: RECOMMENDATION 



961 

B 251 



April 22, 1976 



The Supervisor of Property and Insurance reports as follows 
on behalf of the Property Endowment Fund Board: 

" On April 6, 1976, City Council approved certain 
recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance and 
Administration dated March 18, 1976, with respect to the 
procedure to be adopted by the Property Endowment Fund 
Board, and in particular adopted the following recommen- 
dation : 

'F. That... the Property Endowment Fund Board be given 
responsibility for establishing conditions under which land 
is held, such conditions to be approved by Council .' 

Attached is a list of properties which the Property 
Endowment Fund Board has authorized to be withheld from 
sale for various reasons . It is pointed out that -hhe 
"holds" placed on these properties by the Board are, 
in the majority of cases, merely confirmations of 
reservations requested by various departments or boards 
for Engineering, Planning, Park or Fire Department 
purposes, or are recognitions of holding action taken by 
City Council. It is the intention of Property Endowment 
Fund Board to annually review the reservations on the 
properties with a formal review taking place at least 
once a year. 

It is RECOMMENDED that Council approve various reservations 
placed on the attached list of properties for the purposes 
indicated. " 

The City Manager RECOMMENDS that Council approve the 
foregoing recommendation of the Property Endowment Fund 
Board . 



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MANAGER'S REPORT 



May 18, 1976 

TO: VANCOUVER CITY COUNCIL 

SUBJECT: FAMILY HOUSING - APARTMENT FORM 

CLASSIFICATION: CONSIDERATION 

The Director of Housing reports as follows: 

"This report is pursuant to the resolution of City Council of 
May 11, 1976, 

"THAT the proposals with respect to 264 units 
of family housing detailed orally this day by 
the Director of Housing be approved in prin- 
ciple with a detailed report back to Council 
for consideration and approval." 

These proposals are in accordance with the general form of 
housing development approved in principle by City Council on 
May 11. 

If the proposals receive both Federal and Provincial Government 
appropriate funding, and they are subsequently proceeded with, 
the management and operation of each housing proposal will be 
the responsibility of the City's Housing Corporation — as such, 
occupancy can be controlled. 

The proposals being submitted for the CONSIDERATION of City 
Council are as detailed in Appendix I (attached hereto.)" 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report of the Director 
of Housing for the CONSIDERATION of City Council. 



The report of the Director of Planning that was considered by 
Council on May 11, is recirculated for the information of Council. 



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May 28, 1976 



TO: Vancouver City Council 

SUBJECT: Development Permit Application #67839 - Vancouver East 
Lions Club - 1717 Adanac . Street . 

CLASSIFICATION: CONSIDERATION 



The Director of Planning reports as follows: 

"City Council will recall the brief historical report from the Planning 
Department which was considered by Council on May 18, 1976 regarding 
the senior citizens apartment building proposed for this site. Council 
at that time resolved to submit an application, to alter the 
CD-I By-law to a Public Hearing. 

BRIEF HISTORY 

City Council at a Public Hearing on November 26, 1974, after receiving 
recommendations from the Vancouver City Planning Commission and the 
Technical Planning Board, approved the rezoning of this site to CD-I 
Comprehensive Development District for the purpose of constructing a 
senior citizens housing project. The neighbouring site to the north 
across the City lane (740 Commercial Drive - Lots 2, 3, E of 8, Block 
D, Subdivision 7, D.L. 183) was also rezoned by Council to CD-I at 
the same time (see Appendices I, II and III). 

The floor space ratio on the site at 740 Commercial Drive was restricted 
by the CD-I By-law to a maximum of 1.20. The floor space ratio for the 
site at 1717 Adanac Street was restricted by the CD-I By-law to 2.20 
(both to be measured in the same way as the RM-3 Multiple Dwelling 
District Schedule). 

The CD-I By-law was subsequently enacted by City Council on December 10, 
1974. 

On December 12, 1974, Development Permit Application #67839 was approved 
subject to several conditions to be met prerequisite to its issuance. 
This application requested approval for the construction of a highrise 
apartment building for senior citizens on the site at 1717 Adanac Street 
only. One of the conditions prerequisite to the issuance of the 
development permit was that the floor space ratio be reduced for that 
building to 2.20. The plans submitted with the application indicated 
a floor space ratio of 2.40. A further condition was that revised 
drawings be submitted indicating that the tower be reduced in height 
not to exceed the height and length requirements of the RM-3 District 
Schedule. 

On April 2, 1976, revised drawings were submitted which in fact increased 
the floor space ratio to 2.91 and the height was increased by one floor. 
The revised scheme would not meet the vertical angles of daylight 
obstruction requirements. 

PRESENT SITUATION 

On May 20, 1976, a meeting was held between Alderman Harcourt, represen- 
tatives of the Vancouver East Lions Club and representatives of the 
Planning Department. 

The Zoning Planner explained that the floor space ratio of 1.2 on the 
northerly site and 2.2 on the southerly site was originally recommended 
because it would allow for the retention of the existing senior citizens 



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254 



1717 Adanac Street 

Development Permit Application #67839 



development on the northerly site and the average of the two floor 
space ratios would be equitable with the maximum floor space ratio 
that could be achieved with bonuses on neighbouring RM-3 sites. The 
Zoning Planner also advised that the Planning Department could not 
support a development with a higher floor space ratio or height 
from that originally approved. He also recalled a meeting held 
with the Vancouver East Lions Club representatives before the site 
was rezoned, at which time it was stated that the Department could 
not support a floor space ratio of 2.2 on this site alone, but could 
support a CD-I with a floor space ratio of 2.2 on this site and 1.2 
on the northerly site. 

Two possible alternatives were discussed at length: 

1. An application could be filed by the developers to amend the 
CD-I By-law with such an application being referred to a Public 
Hearing. 

2. The development could be somewhat reduced in height and floor 
area with a variation to the CD-I By-law being considered by 
the Board of Variance, subject to Council's concurrence. Two 
methods of achieving this could be: 

(a) With the removal of one floor (10 units - approximately 
5250 sq. ft.) and the exclusion of the lounge on the main 
floor, storage, common meeting rooms and common areas in 
the basement (approximately 8200 sq. ft.) from floor space 
ratio calculations, the floor space ratio would be reduced 
to 2.40. The exclusion of the lounge and common areas 
would not be in accordance with the method of calculation 
in the RM-3 District Schedule as required by the CD-I By- 
law. This method would first require approval of the 
Board of Variance for exclusion of approximately 8200 sq. 
ft. of lounge and common areas plus an additional 5400 

sq. ft. of floor area to arrive at the approved floor 
space ratio of 2.20. 

(b) With the removal of two floors (20 units - approximately 
10,500 sq. ft.), leaving 100 units, and the exclusion of 
the lounge on the main floor, storage, common meeting 
rooms and common areas in the basement (approximately 
8200 sq. ft.) from floor space ratio calculations, the 
floor space ratio would be reduced to 2.20. The exclusion 
of the lounge and common areas would also not be in 
accordance with the RM-3 method of calculation as required 
by the CD-I By-law. This method would first require the 
approval of the Board of Variance for exclusion of the 
approximately 8200 sq. ft. of lounge and common areas 
from floor space ratio calculations to arrive at the 
approved floor space ratio of 2.20. This proposal would 
be closer to the intent of the original approval. 

The Zoning Planner advised the group that he could not support 
method (a) but that there could be some justification to permit 
a variance as suggested by method (b) as in most instances these 
lounge and common areas would be used by the occupants of the 
building. 



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1717 Adanac Street 

Development Permit Application #67839 



CONCLUSION 

It is noted that this CD-I By-law was approved in 1974 when the 
residential multiple dwelling district schedules of the Zoning 
and Development By-law included all floor areas in floor space 
ratio calculations with the exception of underground parking. 
Since that time, district schedules covering other areas of the 
City, such as Kitsilano and the West End, have been amended to 
exclude certain amenity areas, such as those suggested in method 
(b) above. 

Normally CD-I By-law should not be altered except through normal 
channels, i.e. Public Hearing. 

It is our understanding that this development has received financing 
approval from the C.M.H.C. 

In this particular case, the most suitable course of action may be 
to deal with the matter through the Board of Variance with the 
Board relaxing the floor space ratio requirements according to 
method (b) above, if they see fit and with Council's concurrence. 
This would lead to an earlier conclusion than if the matter was 
dealt with through a Public Hearing. 

The applicants, Vancouver East Lions Club, are reluctant to reduce 
the floor area but favour method (a). (See Appendix IV)" 



The City Manager submits the foregoing report for the CONSIDERATION of 
City Council . 



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STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON COMMUNITY SERVICES 



REPORT TO COUNCIL 




May 12, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Community Services 
was held on Wednesday, May 12th, 1976, at the New Central Hotel, 44- 
48 East Cordova Street, at approximately 4:00 P.M. 



COMMITTEE CLERK: H. Dickson 



RECOMMENDATION 

1 . Multi Use Centre - Central/Oliver Hotels 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's Report, 
dated May 6th, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director of 
Social Planning reported on the Multi Use Centre located on the 
ground floor and basement levels of the 140-room New Central Hotel 
(formerly the Central /Ol iver Hotels) . The report outlined the 
services to be offered by this Multi Use Centre and cost sharing 
formula for its operation. 

The Committee, accompanied by representatives of United Housing 
Foundation and Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation, and the 
construction project manager, toured the Multi Use Centre to view 
the library, TV lounge, carpentry workshop, kitchen facilities 
and cafeteria, washing machines and dryers, dry cleaning facili- 
ties and washroom and delousing facilities. 

During discussion while on the tour of the centre, it was reported 
that the United Housing Foundation, which currently owns and 
manages the New Central Hotel, is in negotiations with Central 
Mortgage & Housing Corporation to discontinue its involvement in 
the hotel, and C.M.H.C. feels that the City of Vancouver should 
consider purchasing the New Central Hotel . 

Following discussion, it was 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT the Director of Social Planning, in 
consultation with other civic officials, 
be asked to investigate the financial and 
other implications of the City acquiring 
the New Central Hotel from the United 
Hbusing Foundation and report to the 
Community Services Committee. 

B. THAT Council approve the operating budget of 
the Multi Use Centre as set out in the attached 
Manager's Report dated May 6, 1976. 



PRESENT : 



Alderman Rankin, Chairman 
Alderman Boyce 
Alderman Sweeney 



ABSENT: 



Alderman Marzari 
Alderman Volrich 



Continued on Page 2. 



Report to Council 

Standing Committee on Community Services 
May 12, 1976 



Page 



Clause No. 1 Continued 

C. THAT Council approve the City's- share of 
expenditures for seven months in 1976 estimated 
at $33,479.00. 

D. THAT the Provincial Government, through the 
Department of Human Resources or the Vancouver 
Resources Board, be requested to approve an 
expenditure for the meal service and bathing 
facility estimated at $238,380.00 for seven 
months in 1976 with recoveries to the Provincial 
Government from revenues from the meal service. 

E. THAT the Director of Social Planning be authorized 
to employ a manager for the Multi Use Centre for 
one year within his department, subject to the 
position being classified by the Director of 
Personnel Services . 

F. THAT the Director of Social Planning report back 
to the Community Services Committee by May 15th, 
1977 with recommendations on a permanent manage- 
ment arrangement for the Multi Use Centre. 

G. THAT the Director of Social Planning in-ite bids 
for provision of the meal service and report 

back to the Community Services Committee on results. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:45 p.m. 

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PART RETORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 



May 13, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Finance 
and Administration was held in the No. 3 Committee Room, third 
floor, City Hall on Thursday, May 13, 1976 at approximately 
1:30 p.m. 

PRESENT : Alderman Volrich, Chairman 

Alderman Bowers 
Alderman Marzari 
Alderman Sweeney 

ABSENT : Alderman Kennedy 

COMMITTEE CLERK: G. Bardc n 



RECOMMENDATION 



1. Health Department - Space Requirements 

The Committee had for consideration a Manager's report 
(copy circulated) dated April 2$, 197° in which the Medical 
Health Officer reported on space requirements of the Health 
Department. The Medical Health Officer also circulated at the 
meeting a supplement to his report as follows: 

M 1. In spite of the Administrative Analysts assessment of East Unit overcrowding, 
the most critically overcrowded facility is the one at 3998 Main Street. 



2. The staff size, not the school population, has been the basis of our 

analysis. Program activity and the space required still relates to staff 
size at any given location. 



3. The Health Department has been totally and repeatedly consistent over the 
last eight years in identifying the requirements for a major health facility 
in the east half of West Service Area. The major priority in the 1971-75 
Capital Plan was for a complete service unit in the Oakridge area. 



4. If a lease were given to the ground floor of 3998 Main Street, then: 

(i) five staff now at the Kerrisdale office will be inappropriately 
located; 

(ii) the dental service will not develop to its optimal efficiency; 

(iii) clinical programs will be hampered due to lack of space and the 
more difficult second floor location; % 

(iv) the City will ultimately have to face a major building cost within 
this same service area at a far higher cost. 



5. If City Council approves Health Department use of 3998 Main Street, then 
this project and the East Unit re-development (exclusive of furnishings) 
could both be carried out for the $362,100 available for Health Department 
buildings. 



6. The other building priorities are clearly behind these two major concerns." 




Cont'd . 



Standing Committee of Council 
on Finance and Administration 
May 13, 1976 

Clause #1 continued : 



2 



The Committee did not feel that both the Main Street unit 
and the Victoria Drive unit could be expanded at this time. The 
City Manager stated that the request for furnishings such as a 
three-chair dental clinic would be an increase in the standard 
of service. 

Following further discussion it was 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT expansion of the Health Unit at 399# Main 
Street be approved; 

B. THAT the present proposal for expansion of the Health 
Unit at Victoria Drive not be approved, and further 
the Medical Health Officer submit to the Committee 

a very much reduced budget for expansion of the 
Victoria Drive Health Unit; 

C. THAT the Medical Health Officer report back to the 
Committee on furnishings for the expansion of the 
two units; 

D. THAT the Medical Health Officer be instructed to 
report back to the Committee on the anticipated 
level of service to be provided by his Department 
in the future. 



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STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON COMMUNITY SERVICES 



REPORT TO COUNCIL 




MAY 13, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Community Services 
was held on Thursday, May 13, 1976, at the No. 1 Committee Room, 
Third Floor, City Hall, at approximately 3:30 P.M. 



COMMITTEE CLERK: H. Dickson 



The Minutes of the Community Services Committee meeting of May 6th, 
1976 were adopted. 



INFORMATION 

1 . Steams Hot Dogs - Request for Extension of Hours 

The Committee had before it for consideration a letter dated 
March 29, 1976 (copy circulated) from lawyer, Mr. J. J. Sutherland, 
on behalf of a client, Steams Hot Dogs, requesting an extension 
of their hours from the present closing time of 1:00 a.m. to 
3:00 a.m. Also before the Committee for consideration on this 
matter was a letter dated April 27th, 1976 (copy circulated) from 
the Police Department advising that the police does not agree 
with an extension of the operating hours of Steams Hot Dogs. The 
police letter was accompanied by a report dated April 5th, 1976 
(copy circulated) , outlining the general operation cf Steams Hot 
Dogs . 

Mr. Sutherland appeared before the Committee on this matter 
and stated that the management has made a number of changes which 
have reduced the number of young persons frequenting this establish- 
ment. He noted that the police reported that on numerous occasions 
customers of this establishment have been found in stages of semi- 
consciousness on the premises and suggested to the Committee that 
this is common in the downtown eastside area. Mr. Sutherland 
suggested that the operator of Steams Hot Dogs should not be 
faulted because customers may "dozs off"; that there has been 
some improvement in the operation; and that therefore an extension 
of hours should be granted - even on a trial basis. 

Representatives of the Police Department told the Committee 
they are definitely opposed to an extension of the operating hours 
of Steams Hot Dogs . 

During discussion, the Committee noted that since the City 
imposed a midnight closing time in 1973 (which was extended to 
1:00 a.m. on March 7th, 1974) the number of youths frequenting 
the establishment seems to have been reduced but that this 
establishment is still frequented by drug users. 

Following discussion, it was 



PRESENT : 



Alderman Rankin, Chairman 
Alderman Boyce 



Alderman Marzari 
Alderman Sweeney 
Alderman Volrich 



RESOLVED 



THAT there be no extension to the present 1:00 a.m. 
closing time for Steams Hot Dogs, 50 East Hastings 
Street . 



Continued on Page 2. 




Report to Council 

Standing Committee on Community Services 

May 13, 1976 Pago 2 

INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATION 

2 . Red Door Rental Aid 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated April 27th, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the 
Acting Supervisor of Property and Insurance reported on the sub- 
lease of School Board premises at 4804-4806 Main Street to the 
Riley Park Area Council which sub-leases to the Red Door 
Information Centre which sub-leases to Red Door Rental Aid. 

Ms. G. M. R. Gordon, President of Red Door Rental Aid 
Society, appeared before the Committee and presented copies 
of two letters, both dated May 7, 1976, from the Riley Park 
Area Council and the Red Door Rental A Ld Society to the School 
Board (copies circulated) . 

Ms. Gordon explained to the Committee the Riley Park Area 
Council has vacated the premises and that Red Door Rental Aid 
Society, which wishes to continue operating, does not have a 
lease on the premises . 

Following consideration, it was 

RESOLVED 

THAT this matter be referred to the next joint meeting 
of the Special Committee of the School Board, Park 
Board, and City Council; 

and it was 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT Council request the School Board to give favour- 
able consideration to leasing premises at 4804-4806 Main 
Street to Red Door Rental Aid Society. 



INFORMATION 

3. City Involvement in Police and Community 
Services Project in Southeast Vancouver 

The Committee had before it for considera ion a Manager's 
Report dated April 14th, 1976 on the City's i. volvement in police 
and community services project in southeast Vancouver. 

A representative of the Social Planning Departnent appeared 
before the Committee and requested that this matte 1 ' be deferred 
for one week, and it was 

RESOLVED 

THAT the Manager's Report dated April 14, 1976 on the 
City's involvement in police and community services 
project in southeast Vancouver be deferred to the next 
meeting of the Community Services Committee. 



RECOMMENDATION 

4 . Social Services Grants - Quarterly Report 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
report dated May 4th, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director 
of Social Planning recommended that four civic grants, totalling 
$38,974.00, be approved. 



Continued on Page 3. 



Report to Council 

Standing Committee on Community Services 
May 13, 1976 



Page 3 



Clause No. 4 Continued 



Representatives of the Social Planning Department appeared 
before the Committee on this matter and pointed out that the 
net cost to the City would be $31,359.50 after approved C.A.P. 
recovery and that the Citys cost would be further reduced to 
$19,487.50 if all pending C.A.P. applications are approved. 

The Social Planning Department 's representatives reviewed 
the eight grant applications (contained in the report) with the 
Committee and answered questions as to previous grants to 
these organizations, what the funding was for, and information 
regarding the services to be offered by the organizations. 



Following consideration, it was 



RECOMMENDED 



THAT civic grants for social services in an amount 
totalling $38,974.00 be approved for the purposes out- 
lined by the Director of Social Planning in the 
Manager's Report dated May 4, 1976, and subject to 
any conditions contained therein, to the organizations 
listed as follows: 

a) Mental Patients Association - $14,229.00 

b) Owl House - $14,000.00 

c) YWCA Native Youth Worker 

(Program costs) - $ 1,000.00 

d) Crossreach - $ 9,745.00 



FURTHER THAT there be no grants at this time to the 
following organizations: 

a) Grandview Community Centre 

b) Killarney Champlain Citizens for Action Association 

c) Vancouver Opportunities Program Society 

d) Vancouver Opportunities Program Workshop and 

Free Store 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:00 P.M. 

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REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 

May 13, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Planning 
and Development was held in the No. 2 Committee Room, Third 
Floor, City Hall, on Thursday, May 13, 1976, at approximately 
3.30 p.m. 



PRESENT: 



Alderman Bowers, Chairman 
Alderman Bird 
Alderman Harcourt 



ABSENT: 



ALSO PRESENT: 

CLERK TO THE 
COMMITTEE : 



Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Kennedy 

Alderman Boyce (Items 1-4) 



M. L. Cross 



INFORMATION 

1. Monthly Status of Rezoning Applications . 

The Committee considered the monthly status of rezoning 
applications as of April 30, 1976 (copy on file in the City Clerk's 
office) and 

RESOLVED 

THAT the Monthly Status report of Rezoning Applications as 
of April 30, 1976 be received. 



RECOMMENDATION 

2. Kitsilano Area Planning Program: Apartment Area Plan 

Implementation of Policies Relating to Street Improvements . 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
April 28, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director of Planning 
outlines the implementation of policies relating to street improve- 
ments in the Kitsilano Apartment Area. 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT the City Engineer be instructed to initiate a 
paving program in the Kitsilano Apartment Area so 
that one block per year, beginning in 1976, is paved. 

B. THAT at the time a capital budget is approved, City 
Council again consider initiating an 'area' paving 
program. 



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RECOMMENDATION 

3. Heritage Designation - "B" Schedule . 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager 
dated May 6, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Director of 
Planning sets out the following categories for identification of 
heritage buildings: 



'Category A 1 Buildings of outstanding heritage value 
that are considered to make a larger 
contribution to the City than any alter- 
native use of the site. 

■Category B* Buildings with enough heritage merit to 

warrant designation but not of sufficient 
merit to preclude the possibility of 
alterations or demolition if a superior 
alternative is presented. 

'Category C Buildings which have some heritage merit 
but which would not be recommended for 
designation. » 



Mrs. R. Fleming, Chairman of the Heritage Advisory Committee 
advised that a separate "B" schedule would spell out precisely 
what aspect of the building is important. 

In the report the Director of Planning states: 



" 'B' buildings would be chosen for one or more of a series of 
characteristics : 

(1) Features (e.g. cornices, facades) 

(2) Scale 

(3) Materials 

(4) Historical character 

(5) Architectural character 

(6) Urban context (its relationship to its surroundings)" 



RECOMMENDED 

THAT the Director of Legal Services be instructed to prepare 
a "B" schedule to By-law No. 4837 which will protect specific 
portions of "B" heritage buildings. 



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INFORMATION 

4 . Reports on Still Creek . 

The Committee considered two reports of the City Manager 
dated May 6, 1976 (copies circulated) . 

A. Report entitled "Still Creek Water Quality 
Sampling and Improving Programme." 

B. Report entitled "Request for Enclosure of 
Still Creek by Exeter Properties." 

Park Commissioner B. Keefer and Commissioner F. Bunnell of 
the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Water District were present 
for the discussion. 

Commissioner Keefer indicated that he had been working with 
representatives of the Housing and Environment Committee, the 
Park Board, and the Citizens' Trail Committee towards the pro- 
vision of a bicycle and walking trail throughout Vancouver and 
Burnaby. He advised that Burnaby has recently adopted a policy 
of non-enclosure for the Burnaby section of the creek. He 
requested that Vancouver adopt a similar policy. 

Commissioner Bunnell set out the G.V.S. and D.D. policy with 
respect to enclosure of Still Creek. 

Also considered was a letter dated May 10, 1976 from 
Mr. S. Lee, Secretary/Treasurer, Exeter Properties Limited support- 
ing their request to culvert Still Creek. 

After considerable discussion the Committee 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT the Greater Vancouver Sewer and Drainage 
District be requested to maintain an ongoing 
monitoring programme on Still Creek in order to 
detect any significant changes in water quality. 

B. THAT no further enclosures of Still Creek be 
permitted south of Grandview Highway. 

C. THAT north of Grandview Highway, east of Cornett 
Road, Still Creek be kept open where it is 
adjacent to a road or public access. 

D. THAT north of Grandview Highway between Rupert 
Street and Cornett Road, where Still Creek flows 
through private properties , the owners be 
encouraged to keep the Creek open; if this is not 
possible, the Creek may be culverted and completely 
enclosed at the option of the owner. 

E. THAT the City Engineer and the Greater Vancouver 
Sewer and Drainage District report back on the area 
north of Grandview Highway west of Rupert Street. 

F. THAT the owners of the properties between Rupert 
Street and Cornett Road north of Grandview Highway 
be requested to co-operate with the Provincial Trails 
Advisory Committee in providing an easement for a 
finished right-of-way suitable for a bicycle trail. 



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Clause No. 4 Continued. 



(The above clause is submitted to Council for information 
as the recommendations of the Committee were adopted by Council 
at its meeting on May 18, 1976.) 



RECOMMENDATION 

5 . Public Open Space Potential of the Gastown Right of Way . 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager 
dated May 5, 1976 forwarding a report of the Director of Planning 
dated March 12, 1976 (copies circulated) which delineates options 
for securing an opportunity to provide a public amenity in the 
Gastown area of the Downtown penninsula at a minimum cost to the 
City. 

Mr. J. Ellis of the Central Area Division of the Planning 
Department with the aid of a model, illustrated to the Committee 
how the open space would develop at each option stage. The maximum 
option stage would provide approximately three-quarters of an acre 
of public open space for approximately 4,000 persons presently 
living within a two block radius of the right-of-way. 

Preliminary discussions have been held re possible trade-offs 
with the owners of the affected properties. Mr. Abies of Freemen 
and Company, Solicitors for City Parking indicated that the Company 
wishes to remain in the parking business and are not considering 
developing their property for other uses. They would be willing to 
negotiate and consider developing a parking structure in the area. 
Mr. G. Anderson indicated that he previously had plans to develop 
his property but has not yet carried them through. Mr. J. Jones 
advised that he had attended a meeting and most of the affected 
owners on Powell Street situated on the right-of-way seemed to be 
in favour of the scheme. 

After discussion, the Committee 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT those portions of Blocks 2, 7, and 8, 
formerly CPR right-of-way, D.L. 196 be reserved 
as public open space as a matter of Council 
policy . 

B. THAT, upon endorsement of this policy: 

(i) The Director of Planning be instructed 

to report back on the development controls 
required for eventual implementation of this 
proposal; and 

(ii) The Director of Finance be instructed to 
report back on the financial aspects of eventual 
implementation of this proposal; and 

(iii) The City Engineer be instructed to report back 

on the traffic and parking aspects of the eventual 
implementation of this proposal . 

The Meeting adjourned at approximately 4.50 p.m. 

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REPORT TO COUNCIL 

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON 

HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT 
May 20, 1976 

A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Housing 
and Environment was held on Thursday, May 20, 1976, at 1:30 p.m. 
in the No. 1 Committee Room, Third Floor, City Hall. 

PRESENT: Alderman Harcourt, Chairman 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Rankin 

ABSENT: Alderman Bird ) . . 

„ , , (Civic Business 

Alderman Boyce ) 

CLERK: J. Thomas 

The Minutes of the meeting of May 6, 1976, were adopted. 

INFORMATION : 

1. Fire By-law: Emergency Lighting Requirements, 
5475 Vine Street 

The Committee considered a Manager's report dated May 4, 1976, 
in which the Fire Chief commented on emergency lighting requirements 
applicable to 5475 Vine Street in response to a letter of complaint 
from Vinecrest Manor Limited. 

In a communication dated April 21, 1976, (circulated) the 
Board of Directors protested the directive from the Fire Chief and 
pointed out the building was a concrete structure, co-operatively 
owned, and the installation of emergency lighting would cost 
approximately $4,000 shared between twenty-four suites. 

Captain L.V. Davis, Acting Chief Fire Warden, advised the 
building was classed as an hotel under the Fire By-law and required 
emergency lighting under both the By-law and Provincial Statute. 
There was no right of appeal to the requirement. 

Mr. R.K. Brown, and Mr. J. Snelgrove, addressed the Committee 
on behalf of Vinecrest Manor Limited and requested consideration be 
given to the incorporation of an appeal procedure in the Fire By-law. 
The Chairman advised, Council on June 1, 1976, would be considering 
proposed changes to the Fire By-law including provision for appeal. 

The Committee Clerk was instructed to write the Board of 
Directors of Vinecrest Manor informing them there is no appeal 
at present from the directive of the Fire Chief, and therefore they 
must comply with the emergency lighting requirements under the 
City Fire By-law and Provincial Fire Marshal's Act. 

It was 

RESOLVED, 

THAT the Manager's report dated May 4, 1976, be 

received for information. i 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

2 . Housing and Relocation Services 

On April 8, 1976, after considering a communication from the 
Minister of Housing dated March 11, 1976, (on file in the City Clerk's 
Office) stating no more grants would be made this year under the 
Rental Information Services Grant Program the Committee recommended 
the Red Door Rental Aid Society and Y.W.C.A. Rooms Registry be 
funded for an interim period of three months to ensure continuation 



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Clause 2 Cont'd 

of the service while further approaches were made to the Provincial 
Government. Council on April 13, 1976, approved the Committee's 
recommendation and the Mayor was requested to write the Minister 
suggesting an immediate meeting to discuss the continuation of the 
service under the same cost-sharing formula as previously existed 
between the Province and the City, and also that the City be 
reimbursed the sum of $28,000 interim funding granted the two 
agencies . 

The Committee had for consideration communications from the 
Minister of Housing dated May 10, 1976, and from the Minister of 
Human Resources dated April 26, 1976, advising the Government did 
not consider housing registries priority services and therefore 
grants would not be forthcoming. 

The Honourable Hugh Curtis advised, as Minister of Housing, he 
had assessed the merits of departmental programs in order to re- 
orient activities towards assisting the private sector in the 
provision of housing. Consideration of the consolidation of the 
department's many activities had led to the decision to discontinue 
grants to housing registries and instructions had been given that 
community requirements be accommodated through the use of B.C. 
Housing Management Commission waiting lists. The Minister stated: 

"I note that your Council approved funding for housing 
registries subsequent to my letter of March 11, indicating 
my decision. 

I appreciate your Council's concern, as no doubt you can 
mine when faced with competing choices for scarce funds. 
Nevertheless, priorities must be established and this 
inevitably involves some shortfall in some areas. I 
therefore regret to inform you that upon review I have 
decided not to reinstitute grants for housing registries." 

The Honourable William Vander Zalm in his letter to the Mayor 
stated he could not consider housing registries to be a priority 
project or program. The Minister commented: 

"At a time when grant monies are short and so many 
organizations previously funded by L.I. P. grants are 
now turning to us and at a time when because of this 
many worthwhile and proven services must be discontinued, 
it seems to me the matter of a Housing Registry is more 
a luxury than a necessity. The old conventional method 
of searching newspaper ads, etc., may not be as efficient 
as some but is still a reasonable alternative. 

If I have missed something or am overlooking a very 
important aspect of this particular programme, please 
give me a call and we can discuss it further." 

Ms. G.M.R. Gordon of the Red Door Rental Aid Society and 
Mrs. V. Langdon, Y.W.C.A., addressed the Committee. During discussion 
the Chairman noted he had consulted B.C. Housing Management Commission 
staff and had been advised that it would be beneficial if he 
sponsored a joint meeting of Commission staff and the two housing 
registries to try and arrive at a satisfactory solution. 

Committee members were critical of the Minister of Human 
Resources' comment that housing registries were a luxury rather 
than a necessity and felt the people who were in most need of the 
service were the disadvantaged - the poor, the handicapped, and the 
aged who lacked transportation to seek out housing. B.C. Housing 
Management Commission served people in the public housing sector 
only . 

The Y.W.C.A. and Red Door representatives commented that their 



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agencies received many requests from the Commission to locate 
housing for applicants who were on the public housing waiting list but 
whose emergency housing needs could not be currently met by the 
Commission. 

Following discussion it was 

RECOMMENDED, 

A. THAT Council fully fund the Red Door Rental Aid Society 
and Y.W.C.A. Rooms Registry for a year terminating 

March 31, 1977, based on Council's resolution of March 23, 
1976 - i.e. $71,000 for the Red Door Rental Aid Society, 
$40,000 for the Y.W.C.A. Rooms Registry, and taking into 
account the present interim funding for the months of 
April, May, and June. 

B. THAT the Provincial Government be informed it is the 
opinion of Council that the withdrawal of a housing 
registry service will entail great hardship for the poor, 
sick, and aged citizens of Vancouver, and therefore the 
Ministers of Housing and Human Resources be requested 

to reconsider their decision to discontinue funding for 
such service . 

C. THAT a meeting be convened by the Chairman of the 
Standing Committee on Housing and Environment with 
representatives of the B.C. Housing Management Commission, 
Red Door, and Y.W.C.A. to discuss the continuation of 

a housing registry service. 



3. Victory Hotel, 391 Powell Street - 
Proposal to Purchase 

The Committee considered a proposal by St. James Social Service 
Society that the City purchase the Victory Hotel and lease back to 
the Society for fifteen years, thus enabling the Society to qualify 
for funding under the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program. 

Ms. May Gutteridge reviewed the Society's communication of 
March 11, 1976, (circulated) and advised the Society rented the 
premises with the 54 rooms being occupied by former patients of 
Riverview Hospital who could not be accommodated in boarding homes. 
The Society was nearly self-supporting but had no financial 
backing to buy the property. If the City was not agreeable to 
the acquisition, the Society would probably phase out the operation. 

The Acting Supervisor of Property and Insurance recalled the 
City had investigated the purchase of the property a year ago but 
the owners were asking approximately $100,0 00 more than the Property 
and Insurance Department felt it was worth and the option lapsed. 
If the City obtained a fifteen year lease from the owner, an 
application could go forward for RRAP funding. 

Following discussion it was 

RECOMMENDED, 

THAT the Supervisor of Property and Insurance and 
. the Director of Housing investigate and report back 
to the Committee on the possibility of the City 
leasing the Victory Hotel for fifteen years. 



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4. Fairview Slopes Policy Plan: 
Housing and Social Mix 



At the request of the Chairman an oral presentation was given 
by Mr. D. Cornejo, Planning Department, on the recommendations 
pertaining to housing and social mix contained in the draft Fairview 
Slopes Policy Plan. 

Mr. Cornejo reviewed the relevant sections of the Plan and advised 
development of the Slopes would provide for a future population of 
5,000. It was estimated 400 people, mostly adults, would be 
dispossessed by the development. The Plan recommended approximately 
100 units of social housing be developed on five lots to be acquired 
over five years and City-owned lots located at 6th Avenue (2 lots, 
100 feet), 7th Avenue (1 lot, 50 feet) ,7th and Laurel (8 lots, part 
of False Creek land bridge) . 

Following discussion it was 

RECOMMENDED, 

THAT Council approve in principle the provision 

of replacement units for displaced low-income tenants 

of Fairview Slopes. 



(The Standing Committee on Planning and Development was informed 
of the Committee's recommendation for consideration at its 
meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 1976.) 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:25 p.m. 



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REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 




May 20, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Finance 
and Administration was held in the No. 3 Committee Room, third 
floor, City Hall on Thursday, May 20, 1976 at approximately 
1:30 p.m. 

PRESENT : Alderman Volrich, Chairman 

Alderman Bowers 
Alderman Kennedy 
Alderman Sweeney 

ABSENT : Alderman Marzari 

COMMITTEE CLERK: G. Barden 



RECOMMENDATION 



1. Park Board Responsibility Matrix Study 

On May 13, 1976 the Finance Committee agreed to have a 
general discussion of the Manager's report dated May 4, 1976 
(copy circulated) dealing with a report of the Joint City Council 
Park Board Responsibility Study Steering Committee dated 
November, 1975 and revised by the Steering Committee on 
January 23, 1976 (copy circulated). 

Representatives of the Park Board were present for the 
discussion and it was agreed that they would meet again with the 
Finance Committee in one week and report on the Park Board's views 
in connection with the recommendations contained in the Manager's 
report of May 4, 1976. 



On May 20, 1976 the Park Board met with the Finance Committee 
and reported on their recommendations and comments in connection 
with the Manager's report. The Park Board largely agreed with 
the recommendations in the report except for the following main 
points: 

Authority to reallocate or transfer funds up to $15,000 
in the Revenue Budget and $25,000 in the Capital Budget 

- The vesting of "exclusive possession of, and exclusive 

jurisdiction and control of" park areas in the Park Board. 
At present, the Park Board's authority is limited to 
"the custody, care and management of", park areas. 

Following discussion with the Park Board, the Finance 
Committee 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT the recommendations of the Steering Committee 
contained in their report of November, 1975 and as 
amended at their meeting on January 23, 1976 be 
approved with the following changes: 



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on Finance and Administration 
May 20, 1976 

Clause #1 continued : 

A. THAT the following be substituted for Recommendation No. 2: 
(Page 5 of Steering Committee Report) 

2. that the Vancouver Park Board and the 

Director of Finance explore and report back to the 
Committee on the feasibility of implementing program 
budgeting in the Park Board system. 

B. THAT the following be substituted for Recommendation No. 3: 
(Page 5) 

3 .... . that the Board have the authority to 
reallocate or transfer funds between capital projects 
up to a limit of $25,000 and between revenue 
appropriations up to a limit of $5,000 and that this 
limit be reviewed after a reasonable budgeting system 
has been produced and is in operation. 

C. THAT the following be substituted for Recommendation No. 4: 
(Page 5) 

4 that the annual estimates originally 

prepared and approved by the Board for submission 
to Council be presented and discussed in its 
entirety directly with Council's Standing Committee 
on Finance and Administration, along with the 
recommendation of the City Manager and the Director 
of Finance. 

D. THAT Recommendation No. 5 be deleted. (Page 6) 

E. THAT the following be substituted for Recommendation No. 7 
(Page 6) 

(l) The Board shall have exclusive possession of, 
and exclusive jurisdiction and control of all 
areas dedicated as permanent public parks of 
the City; and that such areas shall remain as 
permanent public parks, and possession, juris- 
diction and control of such areas shall be 
retained by the Board unless cancelled by a 
two-thirds majority of City Council and the 
Park Board. 

F. THAT the following be substituted for Recommendation No. 13 
as suggested by the Park Board: (Page 9) 

13 that the organization of Board personnel 

and the definition of their duties, responsibilities 
and reporting relationships be the sole responsibility 
of the Board but that the services of the City Personnel 
Department should be available to assist the Board as 
required. Any increases in costs caused by a reorganiza- 
tion which would result in adjustments to budget estimates 
be submitted through the City Manager for the approval of 
Council. Job classifications and salary levels of posi- 
tions within the Board organization to remain the 
responsibility of the City Personnel Department and the 
City Manager. 



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on Finance and Administration 
May 20, 1976 

Clause #1 continued : 

The Finance Committee discussed the section of the report 
dealing with Statements of Responsibilities, and following dis- 
cussion it was 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT the Statements of Responsibilities be approved as 
contained in the Steering Committee report of 
November, 1975 with the following amendments: 

Responsibilities of Park Commissioners : 

G. THAT the following be substituted for Appendix B-l 
Section II (a), (c) and (f): (Page B-2) 

(a) Provide guidance and direction to the Superintendent 
in the preparation of the Board's annual revenue and 
capital estimates. 

(c) Submit and support annual revenue and capital estimate 
proposals to Council for adoption. 

(f ) Submit and support recommendations to Council for 
additional or supplementary appropriations for new 
revenue and capital budget programs. 

H. THAT the following be substituted for Appendix B-l 
Section II (d) and (e): (Page B-2) 

(d) Approve allocations of funds from any general un- 
specified appropriations or transfer of funds between 
programs in the Administration, Operations or Recrea- 
tion Sections of the revenue budget up to an amount 
of $5,000. 

(e) Approve allocations of funds from any general un- 
specified appropriation or transfer of funds between 
programs in the Income Operations Section of the 
revenue budget up to an amount of $5,000. 

I. THAT the following statements be added to Appendix B-l 
Section II as (h), (i), (j), (k) and (l): (Page B-3 ) 

(h) Approve all reallocations of capital funds to or from 

a general unspecified appropriation or transfer between 
programs up to an amount of $25,000 subject to the 
following qualification. Transfers in any amount 
between capital accounts, where the source of funds 
are from differing borrowing authorities, must receive 
the approval of Council because of the Charter require- 
ments that such transfers be accomplished by varying 
or diverting By-laws. 

(i) Approve all recommended additions to construction and 
development contracts in excess of $5,000 provided funds 
are available to cover the additional expenditures prior 
to a commitment being made to the contractor. 

(j) Advise the Director of Finance of the City of all revenue 
fund reallocations approved up to an amount of $5,000 and 
all capital fund reallocations approved up to an amount of 
$25,000 and approve all requests for reallocation of 
revenue funds in excess of $5,000 and capital funds in 
excess of $25,000 for submission to City Council for 
approval . 



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Clause #1 continued ; 

(k) Establish the financial responsibilities and 
authorities accorded to the Superintendent on 
behalf of the Board and the reporting requirement 
of the Superintendent in respect of the authorities 
granted. 

(l) Approve all requests for travel and training expenses 
on behalf of Board members and employees of the Board 
and in accordance with City Personnel Regulations as 
they are applicable to employee requests. 

J. THAT the following be included in Appendix B-l Section II 

as statement (m) and be removed from Section VII: (Page B-3) 

(m) Direct the Superintendent to establish and maintain 
the necessary accounting and management information 
systems required to provide timely, accurate and 
complete reports of progress in meeting Board plans 
and objectives. 



K. THAT the following statement be added to Appendix B-l 
Section II as (j): (Page B-7) 

Responsibilities of Park Superintendent : 

(j) Establish specific authorities and responsibilities 
of senior staff in relation to the day-to-day admini- 
stration of Board affairs and reporting requirements 
in respect of the granted authorities and assigned 
responsibilities . 

L. THAT the following statements be added to Appendix B-II 
as Section V (a) and (b): (Page B-3) 

V. Financial Responsibility 

(a) Establish financial authorities of senior staff in 
such a manner to provide adequate internal control 
over Board revenues and expenditures. 

(b) Prepare and submit reports as required in respect of 
financial authorities granted to the Superintendent 
by the Board. 



Responsibilities of City Council : 

M. THAT statement No. 1 under Appendix B-III be revised as 
follows: (Page B-9) 

1. Review and approve all Board annual estimates and 

budget reallocations over $25,000 in the Capital Budget 
and over $5,000 in the Revenue Budget. 



Responsibilities of City Manager : 

N. THAT statements No. 1 and No. 3 under Appendix B-IV be 
revised as follows: (Page B-10) 

1. Administer personnel policies and regulations with 
respect to job classifications and pay grades and 
review organizational changes and report to City 
Council when required. 



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Clause #1 continued ; 

3. Review Board annual estimates. 



0. THAT the Director of Legal Services be requested to prepare 
the Charter amendments necessary to implement the foregoing 
recommendations . 

CONSIDERATION : 

P. The vote on Recommendation No. 7 (6) as follows resulted 
in a tie vote and is therefore referred to City Council 
for CONSIDERATION: (Page 7) 

7 (6) Possession of, and exclusive jurisdiction and 

control of real propoerty includes the authority 
to determine how such real property shall be 
used, what fees or rental charges shall be 
levied, and what improvements shall be made 
thereon, including the removal or demolition of 
any existing improvements. 



INFORMATION 



2. The Highland Echo 

Alderman Volrich reported that he had a letter from the 
Highland Echo dated May 17» 1976 in connection with the opening of 
the Britannia Community Services Centre on June 5* 1976. 

The Highland Echo suggested that the City of Vancouver might 
wish to acknowledge its participation in this project in the form 
of a paid Ad in their newspaper. Following discussion it was 

RESOLVED 

THAT no action be taken on this matter. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 3t00 p.m. 
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REPORT TO COUNCIL 




MAY 20, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Community Services 
was held on Thursday, May 20, 1976, in the No. 1 Committee Room, 
Third Floor, City Hall, at approximately 3:30 P.M. 



PRESENT : Alderman Rankin, Chairman 
Alderman Sweeney 
Alderman Volrich 

ABSENT : Alderman Boyce 

Alderman Marzari 



RECOMMENDATION 

1 . Liquor Permit Application - 1251 Howe Street 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated May 6, 1976 regarding Development Permit Application 
No. 73538 for 1251 Howe Street. 

In the Manager's Report, the Director of Planning reported 
as follows: 



"The above noted development permit application has been filed to use 
a portion of the main floor of the existing building as a cabaret and 
restaurant. 

This development is situated on the west side of Howe Street between 
Davie and Drake Streets in the Downtown District. 

The proposed cabaret and restaurant development will provide an assembly 
area of approximately 860 sq. ft. and a maximum seating capacity of 
232 persons. 

The Director of Planning approved this application subject to the 
condition that prior to the issuance of the development permit: 



A representative of the applicant and a representative from 
the Planning Department appeared before the Committee on this 
matter and it was pointed out by the applicant that although a 
maximum seating capacity of 232 persons is permitted, the establish- 
ment (which will feature ethnic dancing) will have seating for 
150 persons. 

Following discussion, it was 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT Council approve of a licensed cabaret' and 
restaurant at 1251 Howe Street as proposed in 
Development Permit Application No. 73538. 



COMMITTEE CLERK: 



H. Dickson 



This request is referred to the Council Committee 
on new liquor outlets for consideration and necessary 
action. 1 



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2 . Liquor Permit Application - 1094 Richards Street 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated May 6, 1976 on Development Permit Application No. 
73601 for a cabaret at 1094 Richards Street. 

In the Manager's Report, the Director of Planning reported 
as follows: 



"The above noted development permit application has been filed to use 
a portion of the second floor of the existing building as a cabaret. 

This development is situated on the north-east corner of Richards and 
Helmcken Streets in the Downtown District. 

The proposed cabaret development will provide an assembly area of 
approximately 270 sq. ft. and a maximum seating capacity of 46 persons. 

The Director of Planning approved this application subject to the 
condition that prior to the issuance of the development permit: 

'This request is referred to the Council Committee on new 
liquor outlets for consideration and necessary action.' 



A representative of the Planning Department appeared before 
the Committee on this matter and pointed out that the Director 
of Planning has approved this application, and following dis- 
cussion, it was 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT Council approve of a cabaret at 1094 Richards 
Street as proposed in Development Permit Application 
No. 73601. 



3 . Liquor Permit Application - 1030 Penman Street 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated May 14, 1976 on Development Permit Application No. 
73559, involving a relocation of licensed premises in the Denman 
Place Inn to comply with Fire Marshal's regulations. 

In the Manager's Report, the Director of Planning reported 
as follows: 



"The above noted development permit application has been filed to 
enclose a portion of the main floor of the existing hotel building 
(Denman Place), now exterior court, and use this area as a cocktail 
lounge. 

This development is situated on the east side of Denman Street between 
Nelson and Comox Streets in the Downtown District. 

The proposed cocktail lounge will provide an assembly area of approxi- 
mately 630 sq. ft. and a maximum seating capacity of 52 persons. 

The applicant has advised that the existing lounge, located ancillary to 
the restaurant on the penthouse floor, must be discontinued by order of 
the Fire Marshall's Department because of insufficient exits. It is 
therefore proposed to provide the cocktail lounge on the main (lobby) 
floor. 



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Clause No. 3 Continued 

11 The increase in the floor space ratio from 3.782 to 3.790 was permitted 
by the Board of Variance on May 5, 1976 (Appeal #20527), subject to City 
Council approval being first obtained relative to the proposed new liquor 
outlet. 

The Director of Planning approved this application subject to the 
condition that prior to the issuance of the development permit: 

'This request is referred to the Council Committee on 
new liquor outlets for consideration and necessary 
action.' 



A representative of the applicant and a member of the Planning 
Department appeared before the Committee on this matter and it was 
pointed out the relocation of the licensed premises required an 
increase in the floor space ratio and this increase has been ap- 
proved by the Board of Variance. 

Following discussion, it was 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT Council approve of the relocation of the cocktail 
lounge at 1030 Denman Street as proposed in Development 
Permit Application No. 73559. 



INFORMATION 

4. Neighbourhood Pub Application - 2354-2356 West 41st Avenue 

The Committee had before it for consideration a memorandum 
dated May 10, 1976 from the Director of Permits & Licenses, 
accompanied by an Amenity Report and an Application from Mr. 
Harold Shore (copies circulated) to operate a neighbourhood pub 
in premises he owns at 2354-2356 West 41st Avenue. 

The Amenity Report pointed out the premises are located in 
the Kerrisdale commercial area two blocks west of West Boulevard. 
Commercial developments extend east and west from this location 
for a considerable distance; immediately south of the proposed 
location is residential - mainly apartment buildings. Ryerson 
United Church is located in this area, as well as a branch of 
the Royal Canadian Legion. North of the location are apartment 
buildings and residences; there are two churches located north 
of the proposed location but not close enough to be considered 
a factor. 

The applicant, Mr. Harold Shore, appeared before the Committee 
on this matter and during discussion was advised by the Committee 
that a previous applicant for a neighbourhood pub in this neigh- 
bourhood withdrew his application prior to the City conducting 
a plebiscite vote because of opposition by residents in the area. 

The Committee advised Mr. Shore it may be difficult to obtain 
the required 60% approval of voters in the area and suggested 
that prior to his putting up the capital to pay for a plebiscite 
vote, he should conduct a sample poll of the attitude of residents 
in the area on his proposal to operate a neighbourhood pub. 



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Clause No. 4 Continued 

Following discussion, it was 
RESOLVED 

THAT the application of Mr. H. Shore to operate a 
neighbourhood pub at 2354-2356 West 41st Avenue be 
deferred for two weeks to permit the applicant to 
sample public opinion in the area on his proposed 
pub . 



RECOMMENDATION 

5. Results of Petition Plebiscite on 
Pub Application - 3728 Clark Drive 

The Committee had before it for consideration a memorandum 
dated May 17, 1976 (copy circulated) from the City Clerk advising 
of the results of a petition plebiscite conducted for the City 
by Regional Marketing Surveys Limited on the application of Dr. 
Michael Balshin to operate a neighbourhood pub at 3728 Clark 
Drive . 

It was noted this was the first time a private company has 
been employed by the City to conduct a plebiscite vote. The 
City Clerk advised the Committee he was pleased with the work 
of the private company and that City Voters ' List staff double 
checked every ballot. 

The following is the result of this plebiscite: 

Yes 655 (59.55%) 

No 445 (40.45%) 

Rejected 27 

Total 1127 



The petition plebiscite failed to receive the required 607o 
as laid down by Council Resolution of February 25, 1975. Out 
of 1767 ballots issued, 1127 (or 63.78%) were returned. 

The Committee felt that as the immediate area, located at 
Kingsway and Clark Drive, is primarily commercial and that as 
the vote was so very close to the required 607o, it should recom- 
mend approval. 

The City Clerk reminded the Committee that last year it 
recommended rejection of a pub application on Commercial Drive 
which received a 59.607o approval of voters in the area. 

The Committee noted, however, the Commercial Drive applica- 
tion was rejected because of alleged interference by the applicant 
in the conduct of the vote. 

Dr. M. Balshin was reminded by the Committee the required 
pub closing time is 11:00 p.m. and the Committee does not feel 
this should be extended. 

The Committee was advised the cost incurred by Regional 
Marketing Surveys Limited in conducting this vote is approximately 
$3500.00 and additional costs were incurred by the Voters' List 
Section of the City Clerk's Office. 



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Clause No. 5 Continued 

Following discussion, it was 
RECOMMENDED 

THAT Council approve the application of Dr. M. 
Balshin to operate a neighbourhood pub at 3728 
Clark Drive, subject to the applicant complying 
with all City by-laws and regulations. 

INFORMATION 



6. Enumeration of Voters in the Downtown Eastside Area 

The Committee had before it for consideration a memorandum 
dated May 11, 1976 (copy circulated!) from the City Clerk on 
enumeration of voters in the Downtown Eastside area which was 
prepared in response to a letter dated May 7, 1976 (copy circulated) 
from the Downtown Eastside Residents ' Association. 

Ms. Libby Davies of the Downtown Eastside Residents' Associa- 
tion appeared before the Committee and reiterated points contained 
in the letter - that some residents of the Downtown Eastside are 
not sure whether they have been enumerated; that some residents 
may move frequently from hotels or rooming houses but remain in 
the area for years but may not be on the Voters ' list because 
they are transient within the area. 

The City Clerk pointed out there will be advertising in the 
two major daily newspapers containing a voter's application form 
just prior to the August registration period, and that while the 
City Clerk's office would not pay for an ad in one particular 
neighbourhood newspaper, it would have no objection if the Down- 
town Eastside Residents* Association wishes to reprint this ad 
in its monthly newspaper. 

The City Clerk advised further that Voters' List application 
cards could be made available to D.E.R.A. after June 15, 1976 
but that these cards, when filled out, must contain the actual 
signature of the person applying for registration on the Voters ' 
List. These cards should be returned to the Voters' List Section 
of the City Clerk's office well before the August 21st deadline 
for verification by City Voters* List staff.. 



Following discussion, it was 
RESOLVED 

THAT the letter dated May 7, 1976 from the Downtown 
Eastside Residents' Association and a memorandum 
dated May 11, 1976 from the City Clerk, on enumera- 
tion of voters in the Downtown Eastside, be received. 



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7 . Sale of Glue to Juveniles 

The Committee had before it for consideration the following 
Manager's Report dated May 7, 1976: 

,v On Cctober 16, 1973 1 City Council approved the following recommendation of 
the Standing Committee on Social Services: 

'That Council instruct the Chief License Inspector to 
report to Council any store, where evidence is found 
that they are selling alcohol based vanilla flavourings, 
extracts or inhalants to juveniles.'' 

The City Manager submits the following report of the Director of Permits and 
Licenses. 

'I have received a report from the Police Department that the operator of a 
store at 1668 Kingsway was selling glue to a juvenile. The juvenile reported 
to the Police that on April 21, 1976, he purchased 16 tubes of glue and as a 
result of the party that followed, his brother was taken to hospital. This 
same juvenile, at the request of the Police, entered this store again on April 
22, 1976, and purchased 5 tubes of glue and a package of plastic freezer bags 
which are used for sniffing glue. 

The licensee, Mrs. Man Leong, has been interviewed and informed of the serious 
nature of her actions and also that City Council is most concerned about the 
practise. She stated she was unaware of the ramifications of selling glue as 
she was doing and has agreed not to sell glue again. Mrs. Leong was also 
informed that she was jeopardizing the future of the store, and that the 
situation would be reported to Council who may wish her to appear before them.'' 

The City Manager submits the foregoing report of the Director of Permits and 
Licenses for the CONSIDERATION of the Committee. " 



The City's Chief License Inspector appeared before the Committee 
on this matter and advised that Mrs. Mah Leong 's store had been 
checked again the day prior to today's meeting and that no glue 
or other inhalants were found in the premises. 

Following brief discussion, it was 

RESOLVED 

THAT the Manager's Report dated May 7, 1976 on the sale 
of glue to juveniles be received, and that the Director 
of Permits and Licenses be requested to submit a further 
report to the Community Services Committee on the sale 
of glue or other inhalants from the grocery store at 
1668 Kingsway in three months. 



RECOMMENDATION 

8 . Shannon Day Care Centre 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated April 30, 1976 (copy circulated) and a report 
dated April 26, 1976 (copy circulated) from the Director of 
Legal Services, both of which outlined problems associated with 
the three-party arrangement (Vancouver City, Hudson-Marine 
Holdings Ltd. and Shannon Day Care Centre Society) governing 
the operation of the Shannon Day Care Centre in the new Hudson- 
Marine Plaza building at 1200 West 73rd Avenue. 



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Clause No. 8 Continued 

Distributed prior to the meeting was a brief (copy circulated) 
from the Day Care Centre Society setting out its position. 

In attendance at the Committee meeting on this matter were 
the Director of Legal Services and a member of his staff; repre- 
sentatives of Shannon Day Care Centre Society with their lawyer, 
Mr. Allan MacLean of Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society; 
the project manager of Hudson-Marine Holdings Limited, Mr. Gary 
Sexsmith; and a Health Inspector from the Community Care Licens- 
ing Facility. 

A lengthy discussion ensued during which the Society complained 
of the following deficiencies in the 2000 square feet Day Care 
Centre located within the Hudson-Marine Plaza office building: 

= a canopy has not yet been installed over the outdoor 
play area; 

= the entrance door is not properly sitting in its 
frame and will not close; 

= paint on the bathroom walls is peeling; 

= electric baseboard heaters pose a threat to children 
in that the heating elements could be touched by 
children ; 

= the heating system is inadequate in the winter and the 
air conditioning does not work in the warmer months; 

= the outdoor deck area surface is uneven and in rainy 
weather puddles form. 

Mr. MacLean advised that some earlier deficiencies had been 
rectified by the developers (i.e. flashing has been installed on 
a door to prevent accumulation of moisture, the sharp edges of 
gutters have been repaired, and a required fence has been com- 
pleted) but that the society will not pay its share of operating 
costsuntil all of the society's complaints have been attended to. 

The project manager for Hudson-Marine Holdings Ltd. maintained 
the heating is adequate and suggested the City Manager appoint a 
qualified person to inspect it. He said the developers are not 
prepared to erect a canopy nor install an epoxy covering on the 
outside deck and he disagreed that the electric baseboard heaters 
pose a danger to the children. 

Representatives of the Day Care Society reminded the Committee 
of its recommendation of December 18, 1975 which was approved by 
Council on January 6, 1976 which read as follows: 



THAT the City proceed to carry out repairs and other 

work necessary to provide a day care centre at the 

Hudson Marine Plaza which meets the standards required 

by Provincial and Municipal authorities for day care 

facilities and that the City withhold the costs of 

carrying out this work from the day care operating 

costs the City has agreed to pay the owner; such work 

to be undertaken by the City beginning on January 30, 1976/'' 



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Clause No. 8 Continued 

The society requested this recommendation now be implemented, 
but it was pointed out the City had been awaiting rental revenue 
from the society to pay for the necessary work. 

The amount of the rental payments, however, remains in dispute 
between the three parties and the City has not received any of its 
revenue . 

It was noted there is nothing in day care regulations requiring 
a canopy but the representative of the Day Care Licensing Facility 
stated, in his opinion, such a canopy should be installed (the 
canopy is estimated to cost approximately $3200.00). 

There was some consideration of the City establishing a maximum 
expenditure of $5000.00 to carry out the necessary repairs, but a 
motion to establish a ceiling on this cost was lost. 

A representative of the Legal Services Department referred to 
a bill (Appendix 1 in the Director of Legal Services' report) and 
noted Council's original motion was that the City pay the taxes 
and utilities. He maintained that wages, maintenance, janitorial, 
elevator and insurance costs should not be included in this bill. 
It was suggested that the City cannot obtain a firm leasehold on 
the day care premises until the payment of these charges is resolved . 

Members of the Committee expressed their impatience and exaspe- 
ration on the entire matter of the disagreement involving this 
day care centre which have been brought before the Committee on 
several previous occasions. 

Following further deliberation, it was 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT the City proceed forthwith to carry out the follow- 
ing repairs and work at the Shannon Day Care Centre in 
the Hudson-Marine Plaza: 

i) Install an outside canopy over the deck area; 

ii) Repair the entrance door so that it will open 

and close properly with ease; 

iii) Repaint the bathroom walls; 

iv) Install protective screens or guards on the 

baseboard heaters to prevent children from 
sticking their fingers into the heating units; 

v) Repair and/or rennovate the heating and air- 

conditioning systems to provide adequate heat 
and air conditioning throughout the day care 
premises year round; 

vi) Install an epoxy surface to the outdoor deck 

area to provide a smooth even surface which 
will prevent the formation of puddles. 

All of the above to the satisfaction of the Community 
Care Licensing Facility and that the sources of funds 
for this immediate work not be from revenue from the 
Day Care Society but that such revenue owed to the 
City by the Society, when it is eventually paid, 
be used to recover the costs of the above noted work. 



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Clause No. 8 Continued 

B. THAT the Director of Legal Services resolve the 
dispute with Shannon Day Care Centre Society and 
Hudson-Marine Holdings Ltd. regarding the payments 
for utilities, using litigation if necessary, 

and report back to the Community Services Committee. 

C. THAT the City pay the taxes chargeable against the 
day care premises contained in the Hudson-Marine 
Plaza . 



INFORMATION 

9. City Involvement in Police and Community 
Services Project in Southeast Vancouver 

The Committee had before it for consideration a Manager's 
Report dated April 14, 1976 (copy circulated) in which the Chief 
Constable and the Director of Social Planning gave an informa- 
tional progress report on the community police experiment in 
southeast Vancouver for which planning began in April 1975 and 
implementation came in January 1976. 

Representatives of the Chief Constable, other members of the 
Police Department and representatives of the probation and 
corrections services, along with members of the Social Planning 
Department, appeared before the Committee to review the report. 

It was pointed out the community policing experiment 
represents a major change in an approach to policing and that 
there is another year remaining on the experiment. 

The project is now on its fifth month of operation and those 
appearing before the Committee stated it is their anticipation 
the experiment will prove successful. 

The team policing method is currently being tried in six 
areas of the City and the decision as to expanding this police 
approach to the entire City will be made at the end of March 
1977, when the experiment concludes. 

The Committee inquired whether this team policing approach 
is effective in the prevention of breaking and entering in private 
homes, it being pointed out the last police report showed a 
considerable increase in such crimes in the City. A representative 
of the Police Department stated the answer to this question could 
best be provided at the end of the team policing experiment when 
figures on the effectiveness of this approach will be provided. 

Following discussion, it was 

RESOLVED 

THAT the Manager's Report dated April 14, 1976 on the 
City's involvement in police and community services 
project in the Southeast Vancouver be received. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:05 P.M. 




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REPORT TO COUNCIL 

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON COMMUNITY SERVICES 



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MAY 21, 1976 



A Special meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Community 
Services was held at approximately 7:30 P.M. on Friday, May 21, 
1976, in the Vancouver Police Board Room, Fourth Floor, Public 
Safety Building, 312 Main Street. 



PRESENT : Alderman Rankin, Chairman 
Alderman Boyce 
Alderman Sweeney 
Alderman Volrich 

ABSENT: Alderman Marzari 



ALSO PRESENT: 



Minister of Health Services, 

The Hon. R. McClelland 
Provincial Alcohol & Drug Commissioner, 

Mr. J. Russell 
Provincial Alcohol & Drug Commission 

Chairman, Mr. Bert Hoskin 
Provincial Alcohol & Drug Commission's 

Dr. Christine Rogers 
Provincial Health Services ' 

Dr. John Smith 
Vancouver Medical Health Officer, 

Dr. G. H. Bonham 
Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Constable, 

Mr. R. J. Stewart 
Vancouver Police Inspector Wm. Baird 
Vancouver Police Staff Sergeant G. Barrett 
City Jail Physician, Dr. J. MacKenzie 
Former City Jail Physician, Dr. S. Croft 
City Chief Property Management Officer, 

Mr. J. Cotgrave 



COMMITTEE CLERK : H. Dickson 
INFORMATION 

1 . Establishment of Detoxification Facility at China Creek Park 

The Community Services Committee of Council, at its meeting on 
March 18, 1976, after noting that no progress had been made by the 
Provincial Government to establish a detoxification centre at China 
Creek Park, in accordance with City Council's motion of May 28, 
1974 (copy of minute circulated), passed the following resolution: 

"THAT the Community Services Committee seek a meeting 
with the Minister of Health at the earliest convenience 
to discuss detoxification centres; that the Medical 
Health Officer and Police be invited to attend the 
meeting; and that, if possible, the meeting be held 
on a Friday evening at the Vancouver Police Board 
Office, 312 Main Street." 



There was a wide ranging discussion on the general topic of 
the City police involvement with intoxicated persons during which 
the Chairman and members of the medical profession stressed that 
an alternative and more humane approach to this problem must be 
pursued . 



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Clause No. 1 Continued 

Police stated they do not feel they should be responsible for 
the 24-hour a day care of chronically ill alcoholics, many of whom, 
the police stated, are drinking themselves to death. 

Existing jail facilities are adequate for holding a belligerent 
intoxicated person but there are no rehabilitation resources at the 
jail whatsoever. 

A statistical report dated May 17, 1976 (copy circulated) was 
presented by the police to the meeting. It was noted that in 
1975 the police booked and processed a total of 35,741 persons, 
of which 14,500, or nearly half the total, were held for being in 
a state of intoxication in a public place. 

Members of the medical profession representing the City stressed 
there are no facilities to treat these sick persons and that what 
is required is a new facility which can hold for treatment a signi- 
ficant proportion of persons picked up by the police for being 
intoxica ted . 

It was noted that unless these persons can be held for treat- 
ment, the existing detoxification centres are ineffective in 
treating the more seriously afflicted alcoholics who will not 
remain voluntarily for treatment. 

On the question of who would make the decision to hold an 
intoxicated person for treatment, the Medical Health Officer 
suggested a police officer would decide to take an intoxicated 
person to a detoxification centre and that the manager of the 
centre should have the legal right to hold the person for 24 hours 
during which time a physician could examine the person and make 
a medical decision as to whether the person should be held longer 
for treatment. 



(At this point the meeting adjourned for approximately one-half 
hour and members of the Police Department escorted those present 
on a tour of the jail facility during which a number of intoxi- 
cated persons held in the jail were observed.) 



At the resumption of the meeting, the Minister of Health 
Services told the Committee he understands and appreciates the 
need to hold persons for treatment, but pointed out this raises 
a legal problem which will require new legislation to overcome. 

The Chairman replied such persons are held now under the 
Summary Convictions Act and suggested that a new section could be 
incorporated into this act to the effect that "a director of a 
detoxification centre shall hold such person for a period of 
24 hours during which a physician shall examine such person 
and determine whether further detention is required for rehabi- 
litation purposes ". 

The Medical Health Officer pointed out a similar process is 
now followed for mentally ill persons who are a danger to them- 
selves or others and that the situation with alcoholics is 
similar . 

At this point the Minister of Health Services reminded those 
present the proposed China Creek centre was to have initially 
been a 20-bed unit and that instead, the new Pender Street detoxi- 
fication centre containing 24 beds has been opened and the 
Department of Health has also provided funds to allow continued 
operation of the Salvation Army detoxification centre on Cordova 
Street . 



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Clause No. 1 Continued 

In response, it was stated the missing component is a 
facility for those chronic alcoholics who are incapable of 
voluntarily accepting treatment. 

The Minister stated it is his opinion that the next 
step in this field for the Provincial Department of Health 
Services should be the establishment of a long term residential 
treatment centre. He explained such centres are operated in 
hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta and that he is interested in 
seeing similar operations established in British Columbia. 

The Chairman of the Alcohol and Drug Commission added 
that the commission is recommending a long term residential 
treatment centre be established in the Fraser Valley if funds 
are available. 

On the matter of legislation to allow authorities to 
detain alcoholics for treatment, the Minister told the Committee 
he would discuss it with the Attorney-General and ask the Social 
Services Committee of the Provincial Cabinet to consider this 
matter as soon as possible. 

It was pointed out that existing detoxification centres 
are not designed for holding purposes and that if new legisla- 
tion is brought in, a new type of centre will be required. 

The Minister was asked if the residential treatment centre 
the Department of Health Services is proposing will be a 
voluntary or compulsory treatment centre, and the Minister 
reiterated his statement that he would seek the necessary 
legislative changes to permit detention for treatment. 



The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:30 P.M. 



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REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 



May 25, 1976 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Planning 
and Development was held in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, 
City Hall, on Tuesday, May 25, 1976, at approximately 7.30 p.m. 

PRESENT: Alderman Bowers, Chairman 

Alderman Bird 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Harcourt 
Alderman Kennedy 

ALSO PRESENT: Alderman Boyce 

Alderman Rankin 

CLERK TO THE 

COMMITTEE: M. L. Cross 



RECOMMENDATION 

1 . Fairview Slopes Policy Plan . 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager dated 
May 18, 1976 forwarding a report of the Director of Planning dated 
May 4, 1976. (Copies circulated) . 

The Chairman outlined the planning process whereby in April 
1975 Council appointed a Fairview Planning Committee who have met 
weekly to discuss and establish the policies they feel should 
constitute the statement of planning intent for the Fairview Slop 

Mr. D. Cornejo, Fairview Area Planner, described the physical 
and social characteristics of the 16 block area bounded by 6th Ave 
on the north, Hemlock Street on the west, Ash Street on the east 
and 8th Avenue on the south. He provided a general summary of the 
planning issues. 

Mr. R. Sterne, Chairman of the Fairview Planning Committee, 
outlined the following objectives on which the Policy Plan is 
based: 

IV Planning Objectives 

A close examination of the above issues has enabled the Fairview Plann 
Committee to evolve the following objectives on which the Policy Plan 
is based: 

1) Preserve and strengthen the small scale residential character of 
the Fairview Slopes, while allowing appropriate commercial 
development. 

2) Encourage the continuation of a mixture of new and old buildings. 

3.) Encourage the retention of existing plants and trees and promote 
highrquality landscape development as part of all development, 
whether new or renovation. 



4) Reduce the impact of Central Broadway development. 



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5) Maintain view corridors down existing streets and avenues,, and 
generally have views from the street into and, where possible, 
through new development. 

6) Optimize view potential for existing units and for those in new 
developments. 

7) Ensure that physical improvements are undertaken very soon, as for 
example, appropriate lighting, paving, curbs, lanes, sidewalks, and 
underground wiring. 

8) Reduce the impact of vehicular traffic and non-resident parking 
within the residential streets. 

9) Promote the development of functional parks and open spaces to 
service the needs of current and future residents. 

10) Set in motion the procedures necessary to ensure that a reasonable 
number of co-operative residential developments are constructed in 
the Fairview Slopes over the next 5 years to help replace low-cost 
units lost through redevelopment. 

11) Ensure that Fairview Slopes residents, property owners, and business 
persons have a continuing formal involvement in the decision-making 
relating to planning and development issues in the Fairview Slopes." 



Mr. Come jo, representing the Planning Department's view 
and Mr. Sterne, representing the Fairview Planning Committee's 
view, in turn discussed each of the five major sections of the 
report (i.e. Land Use/Urban Design; Housing and Social Mix; Traffic, 
Transportation and Related Physical Improvements; Parks and Open 
Space and Community Services) detailing for each section the specific 
planning issues, the Committee's recommendations and the Planning 
Department analysis leading to the recommendations. 

Messrs. R. Boyes and K. Dobell presented the Engineering 
Department comments on the various sections and Mr. Cornejo 
advised the Committee of the comments of other Departments involved. 

Delegations were heard during the discussion of each major 
section (see below) followed by discussion by the Standing Committee 
of the issues and recommendations. 

The recommendations of the Director of Planning, and the 
Policies referred to therein are as follows: 



"(1) THAT Council adopt Policies 1, 2,3 (as amended in this report), 
5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (excluding (q), 15,16,17,18,19 and 20 and 
instruct the Director of Planning to prepare a modified CRM District 
Schedule based on these policies and apply for rezoning. 

Policy T- The CRM-2 and CRM-3 District Schedules of the 7nnina and 

Development By-low should be deleted, and the area bounded by Hemlock, 
8th Avenue, Ash and 6th Avenue, as outlined in Map 1 below, should 
be re-zoned to a modified CRM schedule. This modified schedule 
should be based on the following policies and design criteria. In 
the consideration of a specific development, judgement may be required 
regarding the relaxation of some criteria. However, all policies and 
design criteria should be taken into account in the analysis of develop- 
ment permit applications. 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 




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Map 1 • FAIRVIEW SLOPES 

proposed commercial /residential zone 



Existing Houses 

Policy 2 . The retention of existing houses should be encouraged. 

Policy 3 . Appropriate commercial uses, in accordance with Policy 11 
sub-area land use guidelines , should be allowed in a house 
existing on January 1, 1975, subject to the house being 
restored to a reasonable degree to its original character, 
and a suitable high quality landscaping scheme being carried 
out. Exceptions to this policy could be made for Heritage 
Category A or D buildings, in which case up to 10CJ. 
commercial use could be permitted subject to the aforementioned 
conditions" ! [Underlining denotes amendment)- 



Policy 5 . A residential addition of up to 20% of the floor area existing 
January 1 , 1975 should be allowed as an outright use for a 
house used entirely for residential purposes. 

Policy 6 . The basement and attic areas of a renovated house should not 
be included in the calculation of allowable floor space. 

Policy 7 . The total floor area of a house renovated for residential 
purposes, including additions approved within the context 
of Policy 5, should be excluded in the calculation of 
parking requirements. 

Policy 8 . Parking and loading bay requirements for commercial office 

uses in converted houses may be waived or relaxed where there 
is no rear access. 

Policy 9 . The retention and renovation of an existing house or houses 

in the final design of a development scheme should be regarded 
as a significant positive feature in the analysis of a 
development permit application. 



Hey. 1 Development 

Policy TO. Density . The outright floor space ratio should he 0.60 and 
the maximum permitted floor space ratio should be 1.5 on a 
conditional basis subject ta close adherence to the design 
criteria set out in Policy 12. 

Policy 11 . Uses Permitted . The residential uses as stated in the current 
CRM-2 District Schedule should be included in the proposed 
modified CRM schedule. However, all commercial uses should be 
conditional and be limited to offices, retail, business or 
undertaking which in the opinion of the Director of Planning will 
not generate noises, odors, vehicular traffic or other factors 
incompatible with adjoining residential uses or the residential 
character of the neighbourhood. In addition, uses or mixture 
of uses permitted should be in accordance with the following 
guidelines (see also Map 2): 



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Map 2 ■ FAIRV1EW SLOPES / 

proposed commercial / residential sub 'areas 



- up to 100% commercial use permitted. 

- up to 15% commercial use permitted. 

- up to 50% commercial use permitted. 



(Note: (1) 100% residential use is permitted throughout the 
entire proposed CRM area; 

(2) Renovated houses could qualify for 100% commercial 
use.) 



(a) A transition zone should be promoted on 6th Avenue, 
along Hemlock to a point 100 ft. east of Hemlock 

on both 7th and 8th Avenue, and in the area bounded 
by Heather, 8th Avenue, Ash, and 6th Avenue. 
Commercial uses (up to 100% of gross 
floor area) compatible with the residential character 
of the slopes as specified in the desiqn criteria 
should be permitted. However, well-designed residential 
development, or a mix of commercial and residential 
uses could also be permitted. This policy is not 
intented to encourage conversion of existing 
apartment blocks to commercial use. 

(b) The residential character of Birch, Alder, Spruce, 
Oak, Laurel, Willow, the west side of Heather 
(with the exception of corner lots on 6th Avenue) 
and of 7th Avenue from Heather to a point 100 ft. 
east of Hemlock should be reinforced by permitting 
only residential uses in new developments except 
where a portion of the new development may not b^ 
suitable for residential use, in which case 
commercial use may be permitted up to a maximum 
of 15% of gross floor area or 1400 sq. ft., which- 
ever is less. However, renovated houses could still 
qualify for 100% commercial use. 

(c) A transition zone should be promoted on 8th Avenue 
from Heather to a point 100 ft. east of Hemlock 

by limiting commercial use to 50% of yross floor 
area or 7500 sq. ft., whichever is less, on the 
north side of 8th Avenue. However, renovated houses 
could still qualify for 100% commercial use. 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



Policy 1?. Design Criteria . New development should Lie allowed 

only when it does not conflict with nearly residential 
development with respect to overall design, scale, 
style, view preservation, building materials, and use. 
The following de r, 'gn criteria should apply generally to 
all new development, but especially to conditional use 
applications. These design criteria represent a quality 
control basis upon which to base design judgements and 
decisions. 



Desig n Crit e rion (a) . In the case where new development 

is immediately adjacent to a substantially renovated 

house or a bui.lding designated by Council as being in 

Heritage Category A or B, a 5 ft. sideyard should be maintained 

in the new development to permit the 

use of compatible materials facing the existing building 
and to provide for light penetration, and for plants 
and trees. 

Design Criterion (b). New developments should have views 
from the street into, and where possible, through the 
development. The intent is to encourage the provision of 
semi-public open space in developments in addition to what- 
ever private open space is proposed, and to retain some views 
to the north. 

Design Criterion (c). New developments should be limited to' 
a maximum of 100 ft. frontage of one building in any one 
development to ensure the continuation of small neighbourhood 
scale buildings. Exceptions to this design criterion could 
be earned by applicants who provide view corridors to the 
north in their designs. 

Design Criterion (d). The height of a building should not 
exceed 35 feet measured vertical ly above a hypothetical line 
connecting the north and south property lines; additionally, 
the height of a building should not exceed 25 feet above the 
south property line. Height should be calculated from City 
building grades on all street frontages. 

The following may be excluded from the height calculation: 
Sundeck balustrade, planters, roof garden details and 
architectural appurtenances such as towers, turrets, and cupolas 
provided they are of an acceptable design and are one-third 
or less of the width of the building(s) as measured on south 
elevation drawings. 

Mechanical equipment on the top of roofs should be discouraged, 
and in any case should be within the building height guidelines. 

Design Criterion (e). A diversity of physical form and unit 
/ types should be .maintained and encouraged. 

Design Criterion (f). Facades of buildings should present a 
"broken-up", or non-monl ithic, appearance to emphasize small- 
scale character-. 

• Design Criterion (g). For larger developments, the building 
faces should be divided into components having different 
set backs to emphasize the individual residential unit or 
commercial space. 

Design Criterion (h). Building finish materials should be wood, 
brick, natural stone or other materials of "warm" appearance. 
Substantial areas of visible concrete should be prohibited as 
they give a massive, brutal character to the development. 

Design Criterion (i). A change in exterior finish (e.g. wood 
to concrete or stucco, or vice versa) or any other significant 
change in the exterior aspect of a development should be 
treated as a major change requiring a new development permit. 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



Design Criterion (j). Only small identification signs should be 
permitted, designed primarily for the pedestrian. These should 
be either non-illuminated or indirectly or externally illuminated 
with low-intensity incandescent lamps, with a maximum copy area 
of 10 square feet. This policy is not intended to permit signs 
on the street allowance which are otherwise prohibited. 

Design Criterio n (k). New developments should continue to be 
required to dedicate the rear of 10 feet of their site for future 
lane development. 

Design Criterion (1). New develoDments should be reauired to 
completely- underground alj services including telephone, 
television cable, electricity, etc. 



Design Criterion (m). Only one parking space per residential 
unit should be required. 

Design Criterion (n). Parking and loading bay requirements 
for commercial uses should remain as specified in schedule 
"B" of the Zoning and Development By-law. 

Design Criterion (o). The visual impact of parking garages 
on the street should be minimized. 

Design Criterion (p) . A high quality landscaping scheme should 
be carried out as an integral part of a development. 

Design Criterion (r) . Infill development should be permitted, 
subject to the criteria set out for other new development. 

Demolitions 

Policy 15. Demolition should not be approved of buildings of heritage 
merit designated by Council as Category A. In the 
case of Category B buildings, Council approval of the 
demolition should be obtained. 

Policy 16. The Fairview Planning Committee endorses the current 
City Policy that, except for a condemned building, 
no demolition of a residential structure is allowed 
unless a development permit has been approved for the site 
and working drawings for the purpose of obtaining a 
building permit are 50% completed in the opinion of the 
City Building Inspector. However, in addition , the 
owner of the residential structure should be requested 
to have tenants remain in units on a 30-day notice 
after the 120-day formal notice has expired according 
to the Landlord and Tenant Act, by mutual agreement 
between the tenant and the landlord. 

Development Approval Process 

Policy 17 . Relocation assistance should be provided by the owner/ • 
developer as an aspect of the redevelopment process to 
those needing it. This would apply to displaced tenants 
who are long-term family residents (3 years or more 
tenancy), senior citizens (55 years of age or older) and 
low-income persons ($6,000 for individuals, $9,000 for 
families). 

Surrounding property-owners and occupant'-. , as well us 
occupants of the affected property, should be notified 
of any application for a conditional use development . 
or any development permitted under policy 5. 

Development Permit Applications should include more 
information on neighboring properties than is currently 
provided. Studies should be made of adjacent structures, 
sun penetration and shadow effect, location and utilization 
of open space, view blockage or preservation. 

Policy 2C. The proposed CRM District Schedule should be adminstered 
by the Development Permit Board 



In the exercise of its discretion on development proposals 
for Fairview, the Development Permit Board should give high 
priority to the guidelines in the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 



It should be noted that theFairview Planning Committee' will 
be reporting to Council in early 1976 on the appropriate 
form of continuing community involvement 1n planning and 
development matters. 



Policy lR. 



Policy 19. 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



(2) THAT Council receive Policies 4 and 12 (q) relating to bond 
requirements and refer them to the Directors of Planning and 
Legal Services for inclusion in their current study on bonds 
and similar mechanisms for ensuring the completion of condi- 
tions of development permit approval. 

Policy 4 . A condition of approval for developments carried out within the 
context of Policy 3 should be the posting of a bond to ensure 
satisfactory completion of the required renovation. 



Policy 12 Design Criterion (q) A condition of approval for 

the development should be the posting of a bond to 
ensure satisfactory completion of the landscaping work. 



(3) 



l^al \ Pt P °i 1CY 13 relatin 9 to land uses on the south 

^ S 8 ^ h . Av f" ue and instruct the Director of Planning to 
include it in the Central Broadway Urban Design Guidelines. 

Policy 13. "Residential uses should be encouraqed on the south side of 8th 
Avenue between Hemlock and Heather by 1 inn ting co.-rarcial uses 
to 50S of gross floor area in a single development for all 
developments which exceed 1.0 floor space ratio. Also, in the 
case where a development extends all the way from Broadway to 
8th Avenue, the 8th Avenue portion of the development should 
be approximately 50% residential." 



(4) THAT Council adopt Policy 14 relating to the Building By-law 
Board of Appeal and refer it to the Director of Permits and 
Licenses to be used as a basis for discretion by the Board. 

Policy 14 . The Building By-law Board of Appeal should note that the 

retention and renovation of existing houses in the Fairview 
Slopes is encouraged in the Fairview Policy Plan, and the 
Board should, therefore, view positively applications for 
renovations and suitable alterations. (It is understood 
that these renovations would include bringing the building 
up to the standards of the. By-law). 



(5) THAT Council adopt the policy relating to existing legal non- 
conforming uses as recommended by the Director of Planning for 
inclusion in the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 

1c y The legal non-conforming uses in Fairview -Slopes 
should be allowed to convert to a permitted use 
only when the building is altered to be compatible 
with the residential character of the neighbourhood, 
the proposed uses are within the percentages allowed 
in the guidelines, and the parking meets the 

requirements for the particular proposed use, to the ( 

satisfaction of the Development Permit Board. Proposals 

to convert only part of a legal non-conforminq 

building should generally be discouraged as this 

has the effect of extending the life of the remaining 

incompatible use. 



(6) THAT Council adopt Policy 21 relating to social housing in the 
Laurel Street Land Bridge development and refer it to the 
False Creek Development Group for implementation. 



Policy 21 . The City should develop the housing portion 

( approximately 20 units) of the proposed False 
Creek Land Bridge Scheme at 7th and Laurel for 
social housing, i.e. housing assisted by grants 
and/or loans primarily from senior levels of 
government for varying degrees of capital costs and 
operating subsidies . 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



(7) THAT Council adopt Policies 22 through 2 6 (as amended in this 
report) relating to Social Housing and refer them to the 
Director of Housing for implementation. 

Policy 22 . The City should develop city-owned 745 West 7th Avenue 
for social housing and sell "city-owned 1 178 and 1352 
West 6th Avenue and '.,se the proceeds to purchase and 
develop other more suitable sites in Fairview for 
social housing . 

Policy 23 . The City should purchase suitable addi tional properties 
in Fairview and proceed to develop them for social 
housing . 

Policy 24 . The City should commit itself to a program of 

purchasing a minimum of 250 frontage feet for social 
housing over the next 5 years. 

Policy 25 . The City should attempt to pu rchase property 

with a potential for infill development so that 
not only social objectives will be pursued, but 
also so that physical diversity will be enhanced. 

Policy 26 . The social housing developed through this program 
should provide a range of unit sizes and prices, 
in varying building forms, to accommodate primarily 
families and senior citizens. 

(Note: Underlining denotes amendment) 



(8) THAT Council adopt Policies 27 through 32 relating to traffic 
and transportation and refer them to the City Engineer for 
implementation . 

Policy 27 Non-local traffic should be discouraged from 

entering the Fairview Slopes and restrictions with 
the general aim of having 7th and 8th Avenues open 
but restricted in use and the North/South streets 
restricted. 

Policy 28 Transit service should be provided along 6th Avenue 
and/or in accordance with providing transit services 
for False Creek - Area 6. 

Policy 29 Through lanes of standard width should be considered 
the normal ultimate development of lanes on the 
Fairview Slopes. Dedication and development to meet 
lane requirements should be required of all subdivisions, 
rezonings, conditional developments, etc. The City 
Engineer should consider exceptions to the policy of not 
opening dead-end lanes where it will assist in attaining 
the ultimate through lane. 

Policy 30 Non-resident parking should be severely curtailed. 



Policy 31 ■ Future street improvements should be limited to a maximum width 
of 32 feet; however, on 8th Avenue a width of 3? to 36 feet, 
depending on current and projected land-use patterns, should be 
considered on a per block basis to allow for adequate traffic 
circulation. 

Policy 32 The "Traffic, Transportation, and Related Physical 
Improvements Design Concept" sketches contained in 
Appendix A are an illustration of the policy recommend- 
ations of the Fairview Planning Committee and should be 
considered as a base line for commencing (a) detailed 
architectural planning, followed by (b) engineering 
designs. The closure of Oak Street and the curb pro- 
jections on the south side of 8th Avenue should not be 
considered as part of the base line. The intent at this 
time is to establish an expanded boulevard on the north 
side of 8th Avenue. 



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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



(9) THAT Council adopt in principle Policies 33 through 37 relating 
to street improvements and refer them to the City Engineer in 
consultation with the Directors of Planning, Finance and Legal 
Services for report back on cost estimates and recommendation 
on the feasibility of development levies or other possible 
sources of funds for carrying out the desired improvements. 

Policy 33 . The paving and sidewalks on the Fairview Slopes should be 
upgraded, and the streets curbed. Where costs permit, the 
materials used should be of interesting texture and "warm" 
appearance. Minor modifications could have a significant 
effect, as, for example, the use of a strip of brick instead 
of a strip of concrete to fill any space between curb and 
sidewalk. 

Policy 34 . Pedestrian scale incandescent lighting should be installed 

preferably as a replacement of the existing tall mercury lights, 
or, less desirably, as an addition to the existing lamp 
standards. Pendant fixtures of the type used on West Broadway 
would be-very suitable. So would the old-fashioned metal 
standard Vancouver street lights. 

Policy 35 . All services (electricity, telephone and cable) should be 
underground. 

Policy 36 . The cost of any improvements to the Fairview Slopes which 

primarily benefit regional visitors to the area (for example, 
those that benefit Central Broadway or the False Creek area) . 
should be borne by the City. 



Policy 37 To effect the foregoing improvements the Fairview 
Slopes should be divided into sub areas of a size 
consistent with normal local improvement procedures, 
and the upgrading undertaken through the local improve- 
ment procedures on Council initiative. 

the- local-improvement procedures on Council initiative. 



(10) THAT Council adopt Policies 38 and 39 relating to neighbour- 
hood parks and pedestrian paths and instruct the Director of 
Planning and the City Engineer to report back jointly on 
implementation, after consultation with the Parks Board, 
including consideration of development levies as a possible 
source of funds, after consultation with the Parks Board, and 
the Directors of Finance and Legal Services. 



Policy 38 The two neighbourhood parks proposed at Spruce Street 
and the Laurel Street pedestrian bridge should be 
developed concurrently with the development of the 
bridge . 

Policy 39. Spruce and Laurel Streets sidewalks should be developed as 

attractive, park-like paths linking Broadway, the Fairview 

Slopes, and the park on the city-owned land in False Creek. 



(11) THAT Council adopt Policy 40 relating to a tree planting 
scheme and instruct the City Engineer to report back on 
implementation after consultation with the Parks Board. 



Policy 40 . To emphasize the residential character of the Fairview Slopes, 
and to replace the greenery lost to redevelopment, a major tree 
planting scheme should be carried out in conjunction with the 
street improvements. 



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May 25, 1976 



Clause No. 1 Continued. 



(12) THAT Council adopt the policy recommended by the Director of 
Planning relating to the provision of the required additional 
parks in Fairview as funds become available, for inclusion in 
the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 

Policy In view of the fact that the community and 

neighbourhood park requirement for Fairview Slopes 
• is about 9 acres, and recognizing that there 
is a deficiency of about 5.5 acres, the 
remaining park requirement should be provided 
as funds become available. 



(13) THAT Council adopt Policy 41 (as amended in this report) 
relating to pedestrian-oriented community facilities for 
inclusion in the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 

Policy 41 . To ensure that pedestrian-oriented community 
facilities are available to Fairview Slopes 
residents, the False Creek Area Six facilities 
should be built as planned and the community 
space proposed as part of the Lr.urel Street 
Land Bridge should be included i n the total 
development of that site . (Underlining 
denotes amendment) 

(14) THAT Council instruct the Director of Planning and the 
Fairview Planning Committee to report back on the appropriate 
form of continuing community involvement in planning and 
development matters in the Fairview Slopes." 

The delegations (and the section of the report to which they 
were speaking) were as follows: 

Mr. E. J. Scroggs, of Diamond Neon Ltd. spoke to Recommendation 
5; the policy with respect to legal non-conforming uses. He 
objected to the policy because as a non-conforming use he would be 
unable to sell his property for anything else but his non-conforming 
use i.e. manufacturing. He also objected because he was not able 
to add to the building to provide offices. 

Mr. D. Cartwright, Chairman of the Fairview Resident Home- 
owners' Association (Recommendation 1 - Policy 3) would like to 
see a diversity of buildings in the area and is in favour of allowing 
100% commercial use in existing houses rather than the percentages 
proposed by the Planning Department. 

Mrs. M. Currie, Secretary Treasurer of the Fairview Property 
Owners' Association and a member of the Fairview Planning Committee, 
also supported the 100% commercial use. 

Mr. S. Portner, a tenant member of the Fairview Planning 
Committee noted that many houses were converting to commercial 
without the benefit of permits. He also endorsed the social housing 
Policies 21-26 in Recommendations 6 and 7. 

Mr. Warren Waters presented a petition containing 267 
signatures stating that they could not support the Fairview Slopes 
Policy Plan because "it would result in the eviction of all the 
low and middle income residents of the neighbourhood" . 



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Clause No. 1 Continued . 

Ms. J. Swanson urged the Committee to adopt Policies 21 
through 26 and protect the people who live in Fairview Slopes by 
purchasing enough additional property to house every remaining 
Fairview Slopes tenant. 

Mr. Doug Laalo of the Vancouver Tenants Federation supports 
Policy 23 and the residents request for housing for all the existing 
tenants of the Fairview Slopes. 

Mr. Shawn Lee submitted a letter to the Chairman from 
Ms. Rosemary Brown, M.L.A. stating that she strongly endorses the 
recommendation of the Housing Committee that replacement housing 
should be built for residents of Fairview Slopes who will be 
replaced for redevelopment and urges the Committee to adopt 
Policies 21-26. 

RECOMMENDED 

A. THAT the foregoing Policies 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 
12 (excluding 12 q) , 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 be adopted 
and the Director of Planning instructed to prepare a 
modified CRM District Schedule based on these policies 
and apply for rezoning. 

B. THAT Policy 20 be deferred for consideration by the 
Committee after the report on the six month's review 
of the operation of the Development Permit Board is 
received. 

C. THAT Policies 4 and 12 (q) relating to bond require- 
ments be referred to the Directors of Planning and 
Legal Services for inclusion in their current study 
on bonds and similar mechanisms for ensuring the 
completion of conditions of development permit approval. 

D. THAT Policy 13 relating to land uses on the south side 
of 8th Avenue be adopted and the Director of Planning 
instructed to include in the Central Broadway Urban 
Design Guidelines. 

E. THAT Policy 14 relating to the Building By-law Board 
of Appeal be adopted and referred to the Director of 
Permits and Licenses to be used as a basis for dis- 
cretion by the Board. 

F. THAT the policy relating to existing legal non- 
conforming uses be referred back to the Director of 
Planning for further study and report. 

G. THAT Policy 21 relating to social housing in the 
Laurel Street Land Bridge development be adopted and 
referred to the False Creek Development Group for 
implementation . 

H. THAT Policies 22 through 2 6 relating to social housing 
be adopted and referred to the City Manager for 
implementation. 

I. THAT Policies 27 through 32 relating to traffic and 
transportation be adopted and referred to the City 
Engineer for implementation. 




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Clause No. 1 Continued. 



J. THAT Policies 33 through 37 relating to street 

improvements be referred to the City Engineer, in 
consultation with the Directors of Planning, Finance 
and Legal Services, for report back on cost estimates 
and recommendation on the feasibility of development 
levies or other possible sources of funds for carrying 
out the desired improvements. 

K. THAT Policies 38 and 39 relating to neighbourhood 

parks and pedestrian paths be adopted and the Director 
of Planning and City Engineer be instructed to report 
jointly on implementation, including consideration of 
development levies or other possible sources of funds, 
after consultation with the Parks Board and the 
Directors of Finance and Legal Services. 

L. THAT Policy 40 relating to a tree planting scheme ^ e 

adopted and the City Engineer be instructed to report on 

implementation after consultation with the Park Board. 

M. THAT the policy relating to the provision of the 

required additional parks in the Fairview Slopes as 
funds become available, be adopted for inclusion in 
the Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 

N. THAT Policy 41 relating to pedestrian-oriented 

community facilities be adopted for inclusion in the 
Fairview Slopes Policy Plan. 

0. THAT the Director of Planning and the Fairview Planning 
Committee report back on the appropriate form of con- 
tinuing community involvement in planning and develop- 
ment matters in the Fairview Slopes. 



The Meeting adjourned at 11.15 p.m. 



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PART REPORT TO COUNCIL 



STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL 
ON PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 



May 27, 19 76 



A meeting of the Standing Committee of Council on Planning 
and Development was held in No. 1 Committee Room, Third Floor, 
City Hall, on Thursday, May 27, 1976, at approximately 1:00 p.m. 



RECOMMENDATION 



1. Proposed Area Development Plan Area 10A - False Creek 

The Committee considered a report of the City Manager 
dated May 20, 19 76, forwarding a draft Area Development Plan 
for Area 10A in False Creek (copies circulated) . 

Mr. L. Coo of the Planning Department briefly described 
the various aspects of the Area Development Plan. 

Messrs. G. Hamilton and L. Doyle, Architects for the 
B.C. Central Credit Union, with the aid of a model and perspective 
drawings , described the Credit Union's development which is integrated 
with the National Harbours Board property. 

The City Engineer stated that there were some concerns he 
would like an opportunity to review before the Area Development 
Plan is referred to a Public Hearing. 

Discussion followed with respect to the provision of 
landscaping and assurances that the amount indicated on the 
drawings will be provided. It was agreed that item 4 of the 
Public Open Space section of the Draft Area Development Plan 
should be revised to read, "All public open space shall be 
landscaped so as to encourage public use and enjoyment, and shall 
be designed in consultation with the Park Board." 

RECOMMENDED 

THAT the Director of Planning be instructed to 
make application to establish an Area Development 
Plan for Area 10A in False Creek and refer such 
application to a Public Hearing, subject to any 
amendments necessary to satisfy the concerns of 
the City Engineer. 



PRESENT: 



Alderman Bowers , Chairman 
Alderman Bird 
Alderman Cowie 
Alderman Harcourt 
Alderman Kennedy 



CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE : 



M.L. Cross 



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