Monday, February 22, 2016

City Council Preview, Monday, February 22, 2016

The final Council session for February might be a little light in content for the Regular portion of the night, but with a Public Hearing and Committee of the Whole part of the night's proceedings, the prospect for another long night for Council members is there.

Tonight's gathering at Prince Rupert City Hall will start out with a Public Hearing into zoning changes recommended for the Prince Rupert Boulevard and Drake Crescent area, the changes are part of a proposal for a housing development in the area, with tonight's Council meeting an opportunity for residents to provide Council with their thoughts on the nature of the proposed development.

You can review the full information package related to that Public Hearing here.

We have more on the public hearing for this evening from our blog item of last week.

Council also hosts a Committee of the Whole meeting night, which provides the opportunity for the public to approach council with any issue that they wish to discuss, it will take place before the Regular Council session.

Before receiving the comments on any topic of concern to the public, Council will hear a presentation from Martin Holzbauer on how to increase funding and revenue to Local Governments under the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program.

The Regular Council session will feature a Budget Presentation from the City's Chief Financial Officer, some background on a resolution related to Build Canada Grant Funding by way of a letter from the City of Port Coquitlam.

The City Planner will provide the final notes on the Zoning amendment bylaw for Drake Crescent with Council then to decide whether to give Third Reading and to adopt the Zoning Amendment Bylaw.

The Mayor will also provide an update on the Housing Committee.

The full review of the evening ahead can be found from the Agenda for the Regular Council Session for Monday, February 22, 2016.

Below we'll highlight the different elements of this evenings work from the Regular session Agenda, for further background on each item, the page number from the Agenda is listed in red.

The Regular  Council session starts off with the adoption of agendas and minutes.

Petitions and Delegations

Any Unfinished Business is then up next on the Agenda.

Followed by Reports and Recommendations

Report from Chief Financial Office -- Re: 2016 Budget Presentation -- Background report on this years Budget considerations and financial data ( See page 7 of the Agenda )

Requests follow next in the night's timeline.

Correspondence For Action

Resolutions from Closed meetings and Resolutions from Closed Meetings

Letter from the City of Port Coquitlam-- Providing background regarding Build Canada Grant funding ( See page 15 of Agenda)

Bylaws mark the next item of the Agenda on the night.

Report from the City Planner  -- Background on the Zoning Amendment Bylaw for the Drake Crescent area   (page 16 of the Agenda)

The evening then moves on to Additional Items from Council members, as well as Reports, Questions and Inquiries from Members of Council.

Council will hear an update from the Mayor on the Housing Committee providing the latest developments from their efforts.

The Live broadcast of the City Council session can be found here, a video archive of past sessions is available here.

Our archive of the February 22nd session can be found here.

While our archive of all sessions of 2016  for council  is available here.

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