Question & Answer Period

Question and Answer (QA) period is an opportunity for the public to ask Council questions or provide comments and receive answers or responses (if available) at Regular Council meetings.

There may be instances where the City is unable to provide an answer or response at a Regular Council meeting; however, questions and comments will be forwarded to staff and the response will be updated in this table when available.

Review Council and Committee Procedure Bylaw, No. 2393, which provides the rules of procedure for Council and Committee Meetings. 

Submit a Question:

If you are unable to attend in-person, submit your question by:

  • Email to with "QA period" in the subject line
  • Questions must be submitted before 8:30 a.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Regular Council meeting. 
  • Questions and/or comments are noted in the Regular Council agenda and if a question/ comment is received after this deadline but before noon on the day of the Regular Council meeting, it will be provided 'on-table' to Council at the meeting.

If there are any questions, please contact Corporate Administration at or 604-541-2278.

Questions and Answers (Regular Council)

DateQuestion/ CommentAnswer/Response
2023-11-27Can the Mayor ask Metro to delay the decision relating to air quality and the biofuel plant?Comments were noted.
2023-11-27Will there be a referendum for the proposed Community Hub?Staff noted this is not expected as the City does not anticipate having to borrow for this project. 
2023-11-27Heath and safety concerns were noted in regard to the Semiahmoo First Nations biofuel facility. Concerns with monitoring emissions were noted as it was stated there will not be oversight on SFN land.Comments were noted.
2023-11-27Safety concerns were noted with the proposed biofuel facility - how will White Rock respond if there is an emergency?Staff noted there is a Response Plan with Surrey and SFN and with Surrey Fire Services. 
2023-11-27How will White Rock monitor the emissions of the proposed biofuel plant? What will happen if the emissions exceed the permitted safety amounts - how will this be addressed? Comments were noted.
2023-11-27Concerns were provided about the proposed Biofuel site and the source report provided for the project.Comments were noted.
2023-11-27A question was asked regarding the Biofuel Plant proposed on Semiahmoo First Nation Land - what was discussed at the meeting with SFN? Opposition to this project was noted.No information to provide. Comments were noted.

1. Would City Council consider introducing an amendment to the report before it is received that either removes the "important note" or places the information in a more appropriate context?

2. Would City Council ask City Staff why no "comments" from the survey have been provided as part of the report?

3. Would City Council ask City Staff why question #8 in the survey did not provide an option for "comments" and/or for one of the responses to be "reduce spending"?

(full submissions can be viewed here)

Thank you for your email and for bringing your concerns to our attention regarding the budget survey staff report.  

Regarding the "important note" in the report, it is indeed a fact that 163 survey responses, representing 0.8% of the population, are not statistically significant for a population of our size.  This note is included to provide context to Council and the public about the scale of the survey’s responses.   However, it’s crucial to understand that despite this, all information gathered through the survey is presented to Council for consideration.  Every response is valued, and the opinions of the 163 participants are an integral part of our budgetary discussions.

Addressing your specific questions:

1.    Amendment to the Report: City Council does not amend reports provided by staff.  Reports are prepared and presented by staff as a matter of process and contain factual and contextual information to aid in decision-making.

2.    Inclusion of Comments: Comments from the survey are indeed a part of the report, included in Appendix B.  These comments are essential for a comprehensive understanding of the community’s feedback and have been duly incorporated.

3.    Survey Question Suggestions:  Your suggestion regarding the inclusion of an option for “comments” or a response like “reduce spending” in question #8 of the survey is appreciated.  We recognize the value of such feedback in enhancing the effectiveness of our surveys.  This suggestion will be considered for inclusion in next year’s budget survey to ensure a broader range of responses.

2023-11-06Concerns were noted at the homeless count in the area. A warming and an overnight shelter is needed. Encouraged White Rock to with with the City of Surrey on this initiative. Comments only, no response provided.
2023-11-06Support was noted for the motion on the agenda later in the evening in regard to a warming centre in White Rock.Comments only, no response provided.
2023-11-06Support for the warming shelter motion later in the agenda was noted. It was further suggested that the Kent Street Activity Centre be used for an overnight / daytime warming centre. Comments only, no response provided.

My question today is in reference to the cost of the "warming shelter" for White Rock this winter.

My recollection is that last spring City Council approved approximately 3.6 million dollars of the operating surplus for 2022 to be allocated to a new "Emergency Reserve Fund".

Is it not possible to allocate the required $480,000 for the 2023/2024 warming shelter cost from that "emergency reserve fund"?

The 2022's surplus has been fully allocated and is not available for the purpose of funding the warming shelter. While Council could consider using the anticipated surplus for 2023 to fund the warming shelter, I must advise against this as it is not staff’s recommended approach, nor is it sound financial practice to support ongoing operational expenses with surplus funds and/or reserves. We propose that the warming shelter service, which we have provided for the past two years, be integrated into the City’s base budget for continuous funding and support. The reliance on one-off, annual allocations has consistently put both Council and staff in precarious positions. This approach hinders our ability to organize the necessary service provisions in a timely manner, leading to last minute preparations and introducing uncertainty for the community members who rely on these services.

2023-10-30Concerns were noted on the proposed biofuel facility on the Semiahmoo First Nations Land, noting many from the Chinese community are concerned with this proposal relating to pollution and the safety for residents. Would like to see a better understanding of the potential project impacts.The City will be providing a letter to Metro Vancouver providing an overview of the concerns noted from the community. The City of Surrey may also do this. The proposed biogas facility is beyond City boundaries and jurisdiction as it is located on Semiahmoo First Nation land.
2023-10-30Concerns were noted on the proposed biofuel facility on the Semiahmoo First Nations Land relating to chemicals, safety and long-term damage for residents living nearby.The City will be providing a letter to Metro Vancouver providing an overview of the concerns noted from the community. The City of Surrey may also do this. The proposed biogas facility is beyond City boundaries and jurisdiction as it is located on Semiahmoo First Nation land.
2023-10-30Concerns were noted on the proposed biofuel facility on the Semiahmoo First Nations Land in terms of the company (should be reviewed), the close proximity to the train tracks (possible land instability) and concerns with the pollutants to the air in the area.The City will be providing a letter to Metro Vancouver providing an overview of the concerns noted from the community. The City of Surrey may also do this. The proposed biogas facility is beyond City boundaries and jurisdiction as it is located on Semiahmoo First Nation land.
Resident appeared to discuss a 2023-2024 warming shelter. It was suggested that a proposal similar to what Toronto has done for a Temporary Community Connection Centre be considered in the rear parking lot at Semiahmoo Mall.It was noted that staff is working with the City of Surrey staff on the warming centre. The resident was thanked for providing the information. 

1. Would City Council please ask City Staff to provide our community with the six month interim financial statements for 2023?

2. If the interim financial statements are not available, could City Council ask City Staff to provide the operating surplus for the first 6 months of 2023 and the cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2023

Staff noted these questions were answered previously by staff and will be provided on the website. (see full submission with staff response [page 2] here)

2. We are currently transitioning to a new financial system. Once established, it will provide quarterly financial reports containing the specifics you're interested in, as noted by Ms. Garty in her October 16th email, confirming ongoing developments. For the time being, anticipate receiving the requested information during our year-end presentation to Council, which is typically held in the first quarter of the year.
2023-10-30When will the City inform the public regarding a warming site this year? (see full submission here)Staff are working on this topic; once specifics are determined it will be noted
Question surrounding warming shelters in the City -  if the City of White Rock Rec centres/ Library will be open for warming in the daytime? Further question as to the shelter budget of $80,000 (see full submission here)Staff noted that the City does not decide on use at the Library, there is not the staff to offer a daytime warming centre at the City's recreation facilities, and believes the figures for this use have always been $75,000 to $80,000 set aside for this use but would need to check
2023-10-16Concerns were noted with the lack of public consultation and potential harmful pollutants for White Rock residents for the Biofuel Plant proposed on Semiahmoo First Nation Land.Staff noted this is not a City of White Rock project and has no jurisdiction on this project. It is proposed by the Semiahmoo First Nation on their land.  They are working with Metro Vancouver and due to this the City has been asked to comment, later this evening the agenda has been amended for discussion on this matter. 
2023-10-16Concerns were noted with the process to obtain a building permit due to a tree covenant on a property 
Staff noted that an email had been provided previously on this topic which addressed these concerns.
2023-09-25Is the City of White Rock going to provide a similar survey and consultation opportunity for the Budget 2024 process?Yes, staff is working on this and will have more information to be provided in the near future.
2023-09-25Concerns were noted with traffic at the crosswalk by Blue Frog Studios on Johnston Road. A request was made to consider implementing lighting for the crosswalk, or to re-paint the lines so this is more visible.Staff noted that this will be part of phase 3 of the Johnston Road update; however, in the meantime repainting the crosswalk could be considered.

It was also noted that residents can utilize the Request for Service on the website to report issues they see in the City.
2023-09-25What is the status of a daytime warming shelter for 2023/2024?The Mayor informed that the City is working with the City of Surrey on this, this is actively being worked on, we are waiting to hear back, this item is on Surrey Council agenda for this week. 

Would members of City Council, not City Staff, please explain how rescinding the terms of reference and axing IO committees is going to increase participation in our Municipal Government? 

In accordance with Council’s strategic priorities this Council have established a Housing Advisory Committee and a Public Art Advisory Committee where Terms of Reference for each were also established ensuring those priorities are addressed with the utmost of importance.  

The polices on the agenda are to rescind previous terms of reference for previous committees, not established by this Council

In regard to the Finance and Audit and the Governance and Legislation Committee, these were established previously as Standing Committees of Council.  These matters will instead now be brought directly to Council at the regular Council meeting.


Permissive Tax Exemptions – questions around the requirements for this to be granted for the Centre for Active Living (stated that the Division of Family Practice would not be a not-for-profit organization).

Staff noted that the Division of Family Practice at the Centre for Active Living (CAL) is an umbrella organization that works to improve the health of the community by helping residents in a number of ways (examples: helping residents find a family doctor, identifying health needs in the community, attracting doctors to our community). It was clarified that the Division of Family Practice at CAL is not doing clinical practices at that location.
2023-09-11City staff working in the basement of the Annex Building –it was suggested that space be found for these staff upstairs at the Annex Building or elsewhere
Comments noted.
2023-07-24When will the promenade be fixed and reopened after the damage caused last week?Staff noted it should be open now. 
2023-07-24Stated that additional clearing on the "hump" is needed - unable to see the ocean from the view points in the area and this is important to consider during tourist season.Staff noted that work in the area has been done and that the funds allocated to this project within the budget ($10,000) have been spent.
2023-07-24Discussed tree cutting on the "hump" - is necessary to keep trees growing in that area to mitigate the risk of a slide.Comments only. No response required.
2023-07-24Thanked city staff and the RCMP for their support of White Rock Pride events over the past weekend. Would love to see more banners in the city supporting this as seen in other areas.

Further noted support of the maintenance of the "hump" area.
Comments only. No response required.
2023-07-24Why are trees on the "hump" and BNSF land being cut down - what is the cost of this for taxpayers over the last 15 years? Concern was noted with potential slides due to the cutting of trees.
2023-07-24Comments regarding infrastructure and multi-family solid waste collection services for major development projects (view submission here)Comments only. No response required.
2023-07-24Question surrounding tree cutting/ maintenance of the hump (view full question here)
2023-07-24Question surrounding agenda item 6.2.e - Time Extension for Development Permit 400 - 1454 Oxford Street (view full question here)Answer provided by email and can be viewed HERE.
2023-07-10Question was asked on the current public hearing process for the City and why a recent public hearing for 1454 Oxford was waived by Council.A public hearing for 1454 Oxford took place on May 15th. After that time it was found there was a typo in the bylaw. This has been corrected under a new bylaw number which Council directed staff to waive an additional public hearing for as the bylaw is consistent with the OCP and a Public Hearing has already taken place.
2023-07-10Comments were noted on the proposed changes for question and answer period. Would like this to continue so residents have a way to reach out to Council.

Safety concerns for the missing mirror at Buena Vista and Beachview were echoed. 
Comments only. No response required.
2023-07-10Safety concerns were noted with the removal of a mirror at Buena Vista Avenue and Beachview Avenue. It was noted that this continues to be a safety issue that is not being adequately addressed. Does not want to wait 6 months for a Traffic Safety study to address this situation.The Mayor noted she has met with the resident at the site to discuss this matter. A traffic safety study is coming forward in the fall (will not be 6 months away).
2023-07-10Concerns were noted with the proposed changes to question and answer period.Comments only. No response required.
2023-07-10Concerns were noted with the time it has taken to acquire a tree permit with the City, A request was made to have a sit down meeting with staff to discuss this matter furtherStaff will follow up with the applicant.
2023-07-10Comments provided on proposed changes to Question and Answer Period.

Question: Councillors Partridge and Cheung, why did you really propose this amendment? Is this move really an effort to “improve administrative functionality at city hall” or is it designed to make it more difficult for people to Participate in Democracy in White Rock?
Comments noted. No answer provided at this time.
2023-06-26How are we supposed to review the Year End Report and provide meaningful commentary or questions if we only have a few days to work with
I’m assuming you are referring to the 2022 Annual report which was available for review for the public as of June 9th and an opportunity for public participation was provided last night (see 6.2b agenda item for details without time limitations).   For other agenda items, if Council feels that there isn’t sufficient time to review the information provided by staff, they could always defer consideration of the decisions to a future meeting by majority vote.   Typically, information is provided at agenda publishing with ample time to review, however there is always going to be cases where time constraints require staff to provide information on-table.
2023-06-26How are residents and tax payers of White Rock supposed to review all the material related to the city council meeting this evening and ask questions that are restricted to a 2 minute Q/A period
Council’s procedure bylaw currently allows for 15 minutes for Q&A for all meeting participants ~ Each speaker will be given two (2) minutes, the speaker will be given one (1) opportunity to ask a question or make comment(s) during this time.  In the circumstance there is still time from the original 15 minutes remaining and there are no further speakers a second opportunity may be provided.   Q&A can be extended to 15 more minutes at the end of the meeting by Council majority vote.   Council could always direct staff to change the Procedure Bylaw
2023-06-12Staff/ Council were asked to investigate if grant funding could be utilized for the decaying hillside/ ravine behind a residents property.Funding is not identified for stabilizing the hillside backing into five properties on the south side of Marine Drive.
2023-06-12Comments were provided on:
  • Safety concerns with the mirror taken down at Buena Vista Avenue and Beachview Avenue
  • Federal funding available for municipalities to assist with staffing - suggested this could address issues with building permit wait times
  • Council Code of Conduct Bylaw - question if this bylaw is being upheld. 

Staff is aware of the federal funding and will continue to look into this. It was clarified that funding is not the issue, it is finding qualified staff to apply. Council will be meeting to discuss the Growing Communities Fund Grant at the Special Council meeting on June 19, 2023.
2023-06-12Safety concerns were noted with a mirror that has been taken down at the intersection of Buena Vista Avenue and Beachview Avenue.Staff have corresponded with the residents. The intersection of Buena Vista and Beachview is added to the list of ten locations under review as part of the ITIMP follow up study on speed and traffic safety. We expect to report the results to Council in the Fall. If the consultant recommends safety improvements, we will carry them out following the report. If the recommended improvements involve curb realignments or other significant budget items, we will include this project in the 2024 budget submission.
2023-06-12Concerns were noted with the longer wait times for building permits and the amount of permits that staff is processing per month. Can Council address this issue?
Concerns were also noted with a covenant on the residents property and an outstanding building permit application.

Council and staff are aware that there are concerns in the community regarding building permit application timelines. Council and staff recognize how these timelines are affecting applicants, as a result the following actions are underway in an effort to reduce these timelines:

1.    Council authorized funds for 2 new positions in the Building Division this past budget cycle. We are actively recruiting for a newly created Building Official III position, and to fill two vacant Building Official positions, and have recently filled a newly created clerical support position for the Building Division  – there are also two more positions in the strategic plan to be filled before 2026 (based on budget approvals).

2.    Council also authorized funds to contract consultant services to help alleviate the file volume.  This contract has been awarded and the contractor is now reviewing building permit applications.

3.    We are now also utilizing casual building staff to help with the backlog of applications

With respect to the covenant concerns and the specific details surrounding the residents property it was requested that the resident follow-up with staff. 


Was City Council aware of the approximate size of the Operating Surplus for 2022 when they made the decision not to do a department-by-department review of the 2023 financial plan on February 13 of this year?

If not, why not and if yes, why wasn’t using a portion of the 18 million dollar operating surplus considered as a way to avoid the 2.5 million dollar property tax increase for 2023?

I refer back to my response below on the make-up of the surplus and note that the $18M amount is inclusive of the utility funds and does not include planned transfers to reserve funds for capital asset improvements.
2023-06-12Since the financial statements confirm that there is an amount of 3.5 million dollars in unallocated operating surplus from last year, will City Council allocate these funds to a Property Tax reserve that would be used to offset a property tax increase for 2024?The City does not typically allocate all of the operating surplus, after transfers to reserve funds, to offset future year’s property taxes because these represent the City’s contingency funds.  As mentioned in the CFO Financial Statement Letter of Transmittal, these funds are purposely kept unallocated to help protect the City against unanticipated events that can trigger deficits.

Alternatively, will City Council commit to mandating a Financial Plan Review to discover ways to utilize the 2022 unallocated operating surplus of 3.5 million dollars to achieve a 0% property tax increase in 2024?

Council has received question 3 – from staff perspective, and although this is possible, and Council could direct staff to use capital for operations, it is not based on sound and responsible accounting practices as “saving” one year would come at a much higher cost the year after.   The only way to achieve a 0% property tax increase is by cutting services/people. 

According to the KPMG audited financial statements for 2022, there has been a sizable operational surplus totalling more than 30 million dollars over the past two years.

In addition, the City of White Rock has in excess of 154 million dollars in cash and cash equivalents (instruments that can be readily converted to cash) in the bank. See Freedom of Information #2023 – 30.

Since City Council has recently approved a five-year financial plan that will see total tax increases in excess of 9 million dollars, will City Council consider forming a Financial Review Advisory committee to make recommendations on a Participatory Budgeting process that would provide for greater community input to the annual five-year financial plan?

You are referencing to a $30M operating surplus over the past two years.  For clarity, the 2022 surplus was $18.7M and the 2021 surplus was $11.2M.

It is important to note that these surplus figures are consolidated surplus figures, meaning that they include any surpluses in the utilities as well (e.g. sanitary sewer, water, etc.).  Further, these surplus amounts, as stated on the Statement of Operations, are before any of the budgeted transfers to reserves have been made.  These transfers to reserves are all “below the line” and are not included in the surplus funds noted on the Statement of Operations.

The CFO Financial Statement Letter of Transmittal, which was included as Appendix B in the Director of Financial Services corporate report titled “Draft 2022 Audited Financial Statements”.  On page 3 of the transmittal letter, a graph has been included which breaks down the surplus between the general fund and the utility funds.  Furthermore, the first paragraph under this graph states that the surplus amounts provided are prior to the planned transfers to reserve funds, such as asset improvement funds.  After the planned transfers are made, the unallocated operating surplus for 2022 is $3.4M.

These transfers to reserve funds are necessary in order to fund asset improvements to city infrastructure, such as maintain the water system, maintaining roads and sidewalks.  Without these funds, city infrastructure would not be able to be maintained as there would not be funding for it.  This is also mentioned in the CFO transmittal letter.

The practice of putting funds into reserve funds is similar to a homeowner putting money away to pay for a new roof.  The saving money part is similar to the City moving the funds into reserve.  When the asset is upgraded or improved, i.e. a new roof, the funds come out of the reserve to pay for the cost.

The cash and cash equivalents value of $154M includes cash accounted for in reserve funds.  These funds are needed to fund operations and capital asset improvement costs.

Mayor & Council has received your comments regarding a Financial Review Advisory committee.

2023-05-15Concerns were noted with charges/ fines for an unregistered suite and the process to follow to register a suite with the city.Staff noted that there is a $250 for an unregistered suite for the purpose of using services. Staff will reach out to the resident directly to discuss this matter further.
2023-04-17Concerns were noted with the City's Tree Management program in relation to building a new home at 15829 Prospect Crescent.Staff noted they are aware of this issue and that a response will be provided by email later this week. 
2023-04-17Concerns were noted with parking issues for a business owner on Marine Drive. Access to his business requires access through another property which is a concern. Would like staff to look into what can be done to properly address this issue.Resident was encouraged to reach out to the Engineering Department to see what can be done to address the issue. 
2023-04-17Comments on the Centre Street Walkway project - what is the scope and when will the project be started? Concerns were noted with a letter that was sent to properties with encroachments on Centre Street and the timeline for removal. Staff noted that Council gave direction to remove the encroachments and that a report would be coming back to Council within the next few months with a project scope for Centre Street (project design/ what can be done up to $100,000).
2023-04-17Question regarding the financial plan "Waterfront Asset Improvement" and the pier restoration budget. See the full submission here.

The resident's question refers to page 225 of the agenda package: Parks - Asset Improvement Financial Plan.  For further clarity, a detailed list of the Waterfront asset improvement projects is on the following page, page 226, of the agenda package.

The pier restoration project has not been abandoned.

The resident is correct that a line item must be included in the financial plan in order for government to give consideration to a grant application (made by the City) for the item.

As has been discussed at previous meetings, and as noted on page 88 of the agenda package, note 5, the carry forwards for incomplete capital projects have not been included in this version of the financial plan.  Once the financial audit has been completed, the financial plan will be updated to include the carry forwards and it will be brought back to Council.  The pier restoration project is one of those carry forwards.

Note: carry forwards for incomplete projects to do affect the current year's (2023) property tax increase.

2023-04-17Question surrounding the budget, how the tax rate was accomplished and what the non-market fund is. See full submission here

Non-market fund refers to the non-market change in the tax rolls.  It is the result of new construction/development as well as changes in zoning and exemptions.

Yes, it is the same source of funds as the $125K voted on by the Finance & Audit Committee in February 2023.  In February 2023 we had an updated, but not final, revised roll report from BC Assessment, which led to the inclusion of the additional $125K in the financial plan.  The City has since received the final numbers from BC Assessment, which led to the additional $113K being added into the current (April 17, 2023) financial plan.

At the March 27, 2023 Finance & Audit Committee meeting we started with a property tax increase of 7.3%.  At that meeting it was resolved to remove free weekday parking at the waterfront during the winter months, which was a $75K change and reduced the property tax increase to 7.02%.  Since then, we have received the final revised roll which added the $113K of non-market change revenue mentioned above and brought the property tax increase down to 6.59%.

2023-03-27The owner of Buena Vista Lodge attended to voice concerns with Fraser Health removing the funding to the lodge. 12 beds will be lost which means there will no longer be a mental health facility left in White Rock.

An additional speaker echoed the concerns on losing this for the community. Residents in the building are White Rock residents, their families live in White Rock - they should not be moved. Council was encouraged to do anything they can to ensure that this does not happen.
Council supported a resolution directing staff to provide a letter of support for Buena Vista Lodge to be sent to Fraser Health and the Ministry of Health as soon as possible.
2023-03-27Further concerns were noted with the conditions of the sidewalks and gardens along Johnston Road. Uptown should not be neglected. It was further noted that the  sidewalks are a mix of brick, asphalt and pavement - is this temporary?Staff confirmed that the asphalt sidewalk - 1400 block of Johnston - is temporary until new utilities are put into the area (expected to be done in summer, 2023).
2023-03-27It was noted that the sidewalks and gardens along Johnston Road and the nearing side streets are not being kept up. Having more of a focus on the uptown area is needed. Pictures submitted for reference.Staff thanked the speaker for their comments and noted that the city is always looking to improve. It was further noted that there is a Request for Service area on the website and encouraged members of the public to submit a ticket if there is an area that seems unsafe (uneven sidewalks etc.)

A resident spoke in support of fees for Freedom of Information requests.

Comments only - no response provided.

2023-03-13Intersection safety at Buena Vista Avenue and Beachview Avenue. Previously there had been a mirror to assist with visibility which is no longer there.Staff confirmed that the mirror was broken in the storm and that the city would not be re-installing this as it is not up to safety standards; however, staff is looking at other solutions for traffic safety in that area.
2023-03-13Parking fees in the city and a lack of accessibility for City buildings. Comments only - no response provided.

2023-03-13Homelessness and addiction in White Rock – what can Council and staff do to address this issue?Staff noted that homelessness is a concern for everyone in B.C. Council supported the implementation of a daytime warming shelter, which runs through the end of March. Council also made a commitment to work with staff to seek help from higher levels of government to continue to look at ways to address this issue.
2023-03-13Support was noted for the White Rock BIA and the work they do for businesses and the community.Comments only - no response provided.

Concerns were noted with the proposed fees being implemented for Freedom of Information requests.

Comments only - no response provided.
2023-03-13Regarding job descriptions of city employees - would it be possible to provide a list that combines a description of each of the 180 positions complete with the salaries associated with those positions in time for the next Finance and Audit Committee meeting? 

Note: Question was submitted both on table and in person at the meeting.
Staff response and the full question can be viewed here.
2023-03-13Comments regarding multi-family solid waste collection (view full submission here)Comments received for information
2023-03-13Comments regarding Council's endorsement of the City of Langley's proposal to tax multi-family home owners at a higher rate than single family home owners. (view full submission here)Comments received for information
2023-02-27Further information was requested regarding the breakdown for the 2023-2027 Financial Plan in regard to labour and expenses for each department. Click here to view full question.Staff provided a labour breakdown which can be viewed HERE.
2023-02-13A request was made to include development and promotion of Arts and Culture in White Rock as a Council Strategic Priorities focus area.It was noted that this has been addressed within the strategic priorities document under Section 1F, and that an annual report card on the Cultural Strategic Plan is anticipated to be presented to Council late March / early April.
2023-02-13Comments received on the 2023-2027 Financial Plan public input process, including a request that Council consider including a "public forum" for questions about the plan between February 13 to March 13, 2023. Concern was noted with the "What We Heard" report from staff being presented to Council at the same meeting where the Financial Plan Bylaw is to be considered for its initial readings.It was noted that this request for a public forum will be considered at the appropriate time, given the Financial Plan timeline. 

Revised Time Table for Public Input can be viewed here.
2023-02-13Concern was noted around many City roads needing repair. It was asked when the City will be able to allocate funds to do this work.Staff noted that a request for $500K annually for repaving roadways has been included in the Five Year Financial Plan to be considered by Council in March. The City will be carrying funds over this year to make a total program of slightly more than $1M. Additionally, there are further paving works associated with utility upgrades scheduled this year, such as the paving of Thrift Avenue west of Johnson Road to Vidal Street.
2023-02-13A question was raised regarding discrepancies in numbers on a list of City staff positions and job descriptions that had been provided to the previous Council in 2022.Upon the new Director of Human Resources beginning with the City, a review of the City's workforce was conducted, utilizing the information provided to Council as a starting point. Upon review, it was determined that there were 163 regular positions. This was verified against the organizational chart and by speaking with Managers/Directors to determine where if the numbers in the spreadsheet were less than the workforce report, why those discrepancies existed. The additional 17 FTE (full time equivalency) were found to be seasonal and casual positions who worked part time and temporary hours, that when combined were equivalent to full time hours. They are found within departments such as Parking, Recreation and Culture, and Engineering and Municipal Operations, who use casual and TFT seasonal staff during peak times. 
2023-01-30Council was asked to consider negotiating a master contract with a private waste company to assist those living in multi-family dwellings.Council provided direction at the January 16 Council meeting to remain with the status quo for garbage pickup, whereby multi-family and commercial solid waste collection is privately managed.  Based on the RFP response multi-family buildings would pay equal or possibly more if the city were to take this on as a city-managed service.
2023-01-30Concern was noted over permit issuance backlogs and what can be done to expedite the process.

Staff noted that within the 2023 budget there is a request to hire two (2) new positions within the Development Services Department which would expedite the current process. Hiring for these positions cannot be done until after the 2023 budget is approved by Council (the deadline to approve the budget is May 15, 2023; however, this could happen sooner).

Later in the evening Council endorsed a resolution to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire temporary contracted Building Official services to assist staff with building permit application reviews in all application streams in order to reduce current building permit backlog.

2023-01-16A request was made for the City to change back to a city managed garbage pick-up program for all White Rock residents.A corporate report on this topic was discussed later in the meeting. Report and meeting video can be accessed here
2023-01-16What is the City's planning process in order to address inflation and growth?Staff will be bringing the budget forward in February. The City has five (5) year plans but will be looking further than this to balance the needs of community with the needs of the infrastructure in White Rock.
Can the City look into adding safety features ("stop ahead" markings on the pavement) at the intersection at Fir Street and Columbia Avenue.
Yes, we will look into what measures could be used to address East/West Columbia Avenue traffic failing to stop at the stop signs on Columbia at Victoria. Potential unintended consequences will be factored into consideration of any potential solution such as the painting of “Stop Ahead” lines on the pavement. View full answer.
Will the Council Voting Dashboard on the City website continue to be updated with the new Council?
Yes. Staff are working to change over the page to the new Council for the 2022-2026 term. It is anticipated this will be up to date and on the website in time for the new year.
Appreciation was noted for the City's Warming Centre, and it was asked if the City could have the centre open daily (rather than being open only during cold temperatures) from now until March 2023.
Staff brought forward a corporate report on this topic later in the Council meeting.

Council directed staff to have the warming centre run daily through to
March 31, 2023 regardless of the temperature.

Questions on Remembrance Day ceremony and the eternal flame not being lit for this service. Noted is something that should be lit 24/7 but if not feasible then certainly for Remembrance Day.
It was noted that the flames were intended to be lit on Remembrance Day. Staff worked to do this on the day but were unable to. The CAO will look into this further and review with staff.
Appreciation was noted to Council and staff for their assistance and support throughout White Rock Pride Week. Dates were suggested for Pride Week for 2023: July 22 to July 29.
Comments only, no response provided.
Question was asked on outstanding landscaping work to be done at Maccaud Park and when it is expected that the park will be re-opened.
Landscaping crews are scheduled to be working at the waterfront this week in preparation for the Sea Festival.  Staff are aware of the work to be done on the west side of Maccaud Park (cutting of long grass, blackberries) and will perform that work when they are able.

Currently the contractor fence is around the park as additional landscaping needs to be implemented. This is expected to take place when the weather is more favorable for planting.
Questions were asked on the health of several trees along the promenade and an RFP that was issued to supply power to these trees. A request was made to postpone the RFP until the trees can be properly assessed by an arborist.
Staff is aware of the condition of the trees at the Promenade. The plan for the RFP is for crews to dig under the pavers to ensure there is minimal root damage. An arborist will be on site to ensure that the roots are not damaged.
Will the warming Shelter be continuing in 2023?
The City is working to have the warming shelter up and running again in winter, 2022/ 2023.  It was further noted that with the heat wave this week cooling shelters are also being activated in the city.
Would City Council please ask City Staff to provide a report for this council in September that provides an analysis of the impact on economic development derived by our community from the funds spent on Exhibition and Decorative lighting since 2018? The report could review the corporate report provided in October of 2019 which initially recommended approval of the original White Rock Festival of Lights. In addition, the report could outline ways to build momentum in the coming years that will leverage the power of Exhibition and Decorative Lighting as a powerful economic development driver for our community. (View full question(s).).
Answer provided by CAO (view video).
How many replacement trees will be planted following the work done at Maccaud Park?
Replacement Trees planted would be in accordance with the City's Tree Protection Bylaw. A total of 12 trees were removed from Maccaud Park. These trees were either dead, close to dead or potentially hazardous. As such, these trees are classified under a Type 1 Tree Management Permit, in which case there are no replacement trees required for the removal of these trees.  
Question on maintenance and landscaping for the areas surrounding Maccaud Park.  Several areas are overgrown which makes it difficult for people to adequately use the path in certain areas, and also could pose as a safety concern as we move into fire season.
Staff confirmed that the City's Park Manager has scheduled a crew to go to this area to address these concerns later this week.
I note with considerable interest that the 2021 Annual draft Report is now available.

The City website states that "public review and comment" is invited at the July 25 City Council meeting. How is relevant and credible pubic comment possible if the public does not have access to all the details associated with the year end financial statements.

These details are normally provided through the SOFI (Statement of Financial Information) report which, according to the answer to my question of June 27, will not be available until September?
Staff confirmed both reports will be included on the July 25, 2021 Regular Council meeting agenda and at the same meeting is when public comments will be received on these topics.
I am curious to know why there will not be any fireworks on Canada Day? No reasonable reason has been given.
The City’s 2022 operating budget (which included the funding for Canada Day expenses) was approved in late May 2022. The City’s special event team have been unable to secure a pyrotechnical contractor to provide a fireworks display for Canada Day at the Bay this year due to supply chain shortages. There will be a fireworks show at the White Rock Sea Festival/ Semiahmoo Days, which will be held July 30, 2022 at 10 p.m.
An update on the White Rock Pride Society was provided. Requests were made for Council and staff support for the promotion and policing of events taking place during White Rock Pride Week (July 15 - 23).
Staff will work on this request. Council will be participating in events during White Rock Pride Week.
2022-06-27Property Tax increases were noted with this past year being significantly higher than previous. The City's Surplus and Reserve funds have a large amount of money - Why are the property taxes increasing when there are large sums in both of these accounts?The annual surplus reported for 2021 on the Statement of Operations of $11.2M and is lower than the budgeted surplus of $22.8M and is largely made up of budgeted revenues and expenses that did not materialize in 2021 due to COVID and staffing shortages.  A large portion of both the revenue and expense variances relate to asset improvement projects not started or finished, a component of which is amortization (the expense portion).  These projects have been carried over to 2022 and future years in the 2022 financial plan.

With respect to why a tax increase was needed, property tax rates are determined based on a number of factors, one of which is ensuring that the tax collected, together with the other revenues received, will cover the City's anticipated expenses for the upcoming year and provide for a surplus in order to maintain and replace the City's infrastructure.  It is not always evident on the tax statements, but it is helpful to note that although the annual taxes assessed are collected by the City, the collected amounts also include taxes assessed by other agencies that do not remain in City coffers, for example school taxes - meaning that not all of the tax revenue collected is available to fund City operations.

For 2022 the City budget package was prepared in accordance with GFOABC standards and was endorsed unanimously  by Council on November 22nd 2021.  An operating surplus is necessary in order to fund City infrastructure items (capital assets with a life span of more than a year such as fire trucks, bridges, roads, etc.,).  These capital items flow through the accumulated surplus on the Statement of Financial Information, as opposed to expenses which have a life span of less than a year and flow through the Statement of Operations.

When looking at Note 10 of the financial statements, entitled Accumulated surplus (page 30 of 70), you will note that the majority of the accumulated surplus is made up of tangible capital assets.  As capital assets, those 'funds' are not available to pay for expenses (which is why the City needs to collect revenue).  This is similar to the analogy of owning a house - while your house may be worth $100,000 (your net worth, or accumulated surplus) the only way to actually get access to those funds would be to sell your house, in the City's case, to sell its infrastructure that the residents rely on.

The majority of the balance of the Accumulated surplus amount is comprised of Reserves – amounts set aside for specific purposes.  These Reserves are by and large to fund infrastructure and capital items for City residents.  More details on the specific purposes of these Reserve funds can be found in Note 12 to the financial statements, entitled Reserves (pages 30 and 31 of 70).

For further information on the relationship between property taxes, municipal revenues, (accumulated) surplus and infrastructure, you may find these two blog posts helpful.

2022-06-27Does City Council intend to request more detailed information from City Staff so that City Council and the White Rock tax payers may review the exact expenditures associated with the 50 million dollars spent in 2021 along with detailed explanations for the almost 23 million in annual surplus (up from 11 million in 2020)?

The financial statements provided to the Finance and Audit Committee for consideration at their Jung were prepared in accordance with Section 167 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards as prescribed by the Public Sector Accounting Board ("PSAB").  These are the standards for municipal government financial reporting in Canada. 

The annual surplus reported for 2021 on the Statement of Operations of $11.2M and is lower than the budgeted surplus of $22.8M.  It is a function of City revenues minus City expenses, and the variance is largely made up of budgeted revenues and expenses that did not materialize in 2021 due to COVID and staffing shortages.  A large portion of both the revenue and expense variances relate to asset improvement projects not started or finished, a component of which is amortization (the expense portion).  These projects have been carried over to 2022 and future years in the 2022 financial plan.  Note 20 of the financial statements, entitled Segmented information (page 36 of 70), provides details on the expenses included within the various categories of the financial statements. 

With respect to why a tax increase was needed, property tax rates are determined based on a number of factors, one of which is ensuring that the tax collected, together with the other revenues received, will cover the City's anticipated expenses for the upcoming year and provide for a surplus in order to maintain and replace the City's infrastructure.  It is not always evident on the tax statements, but it is helpful to note that although the annual taxes assessed are collected by the City, the collected amounts also include taxes assessed by other agencies that do not remain in City coffers, for example school taxes - meaning that not all of the tax revenue collected is available to fund City operations. 

For 2022 the City budget package was prepared in accordance with GFOABC standards and was endorsed unanimously  by Council on November 22nd 2021.  An operating surplus is necessary in order to fund City infrastructure items (capital assets with a life span of more than a year such as fire trucks, bridges, roads, etc.,).  These capital items flow through the accumulated surplus on the Statement of Financial Information, as opposed to expenses which have a life span of less than a year and flow through the Statement of Operations. 

When looking at Note 10 of the financial statements, entitled Accumulated surplus (page 30 of 70), you will note that the majority of the accumulated surplus is made up of tangible capital assets.  As capital assets, those 'funds' are not available to pay for expenses (which is why the City needs to collect revenue).  This is similar to the analogy of owning a house - while your house may be worth $100,000 (your net worth, or accumulated surplus) the only way to actually get access to those funds would be to sell your house, in the City's case, to sell its infrastructure that the residents rely on.

2022-06-13For the Affordable Housing Strategy, a request for Council to formally remove the high-rise component and to add in the possibility of having 4-6 storey condominium buildings in single-family home designated areas.Comments provided, no question asked.
2022-06-13Question and comments regarding the reasoning behind the increased budget for the Centre Street Walkway. A request was made to delay this project, to engage in public consultation and to utilize available grants for the project.Comments provided. This topic was the subject of a Corporate Report later in the meeting agenda.
2022-06-13Request from the White Rock Pickleball Association to use the remaining pickleball funds to construct a permanent divider net on the northeast pickleball court.Council supported a resolution to allocate funds towards this project to a total of $4,500.
2022-05-30Concerns were noted with the Housing Advisory Committee’s mandate and the continued discussion of the Housing Action Plan at the Committee level.Comments provided, no question asked.
2022-05-30Comments were provided regarding overgrown vegetation blocking views for residents on Marine Drive and the need to continue maintenance on the hump.Comments provided, no question asked.
2022-05-30Concerns were stated regarding the City’s Tree Protection Bylaw and Policy 611 not being followed in areas such as Ruth Johnson Park, Maccaud Park and on the ‘hump”.Staff noted in Ruth Johnston Park, in the last 6 - 9 months hazardous trees were identified and once the City is aware of this we need to take them down, this is consistent with the Tree Bylaw and Policy.
2022-05-30Accessibility concerns with sidewalk let downs and hydro/sign poles for those using them who have accessibility challenges. As June 4 is SPARC BC’s Celebrate Access Awareness Council and staff were encouraged to look into this and address these concerns.Staff noted for new construction the City uses the current Master Municipal Specs, however there are some driveways and crossings in place form previous that may be of concern. If we get specific locations of concern then staff can add them to the construction program. Further noted was the raised yellow metal pads, which were put in place 10-15 years ago for those with vision challenges. These are no longer being installed and can be reviewed. View additional information.
2022-05-30What is the City of White Rock doing to improve the delay in applications and processing times for building permits, renovations, business licenses or anything to do with opening a business in White Rock? The current wait time on such applications is beyond unreasonable compared to other cities and city staff is arguing that they are heavily understaffed and hence the backload.We have had a vacant Building official position for several months, which Council recently approved proceeding to fill in the 2022 budget. We are now trying very hard to hire for this position with an appropriately qualified individual. These positions are challenging to fill right now, given effect of the Building Act coming into force last year. As well, our Building Officials are not solely focused on plan review as our responsibilities also include providing customer service to the public at our front counter, permit application appointments, inquiries, inspections and overall management of ongoing files. As you can well imagine, no two inquiries are alike and every application and inquiry requires the appropriate care and attention. Unfortunately, we cannot control the volume of inquiries or submissions coming through our door each day.

Our inspection requests fluctuate daily, which limits our ability to respond to inquiries and other requests. Staff are working hard to balance this with the resources available to us and to provide the best customer service we can. We appreciate the patience our applicants have been giving us. Staff will continue to work through the applications we receive, as quickly as possible.
2022-05-09Questions were asked regarding the Bright Walk in White Rock and whether City staff will consider meeting to discuss the future of this event with the White Rock Lights Society.Staff noted that at this time Council has directed that this event be classified as a Class A (City Run event). Should the event be re-classified (Class B or Class C) this could then be considered, but at this time it would not be necessary.
2022-05-09With regard to the 2022-2026 Financial Plan - why funding and expenses in the line items have been changed throughout the process. Further concerns were noted regarding funds for the Tour de White Rock for 2022.  It was noted that this question has been asked previously and the answer has been provided (see answer from a similar question for the April 25, 2022 meeting).
2022-04-25Concerns were noted with the Affordable Housing Strategy Action Plan, the Official Community Plan that was brought forward by Council this term should be adhered to.Comments provided - no question asked.

2022-04-25Comments were provided on the Affordable Housing Strategy Action Plan, that it is not inclusive and affordable housing is needed in this area for seniors, those on a fixed income, people with disabilities and “the missing middle”.Comments provided - no question asked.
2022-04-25Comments were noted regarding Affordable Housing Strategy Action Plan in relation to the White Rock Tree Bylaw, concerns were noted with the potential loss of green space for the types of development suggested within the plan.Staff confirmed that the current White Rock Tree Protection Bylaw would stand unless Council provided direction otherwise.

2022-04-25Comments were noted regarding the process followed for the Housing Strategy Action Plan encouraging Council turn it down at this time.Comments provided - no question asked.
2022-04-25Questions were asked regarding the plan for Maccaud Park and concerns were raised with the lack of public feedback for the park design, tree removal, the widening of pedestrian paths in the park and the installation of picnic tables.Staff noted this project came before Council for approval. There was no formal public input into the process. View additional information.
2022-04-25Concerns were noted regarding the proposed Affordable Housing Strategy Action Plan with respect to development in the City, removing single-family zoning and waiving public hearings.Comments provided - no question asked.
2022-04-25Questions surrounding the Tour de White Rock funding noted in the 2022 Financial Plan (view full question)The net property tax required for the Tour de White Rock is $58,500 when the revenue of $ 67,600 that it generates is taken into account. As the Tour de White Rock is not being cancelled permanently and has been part of the property tax base for a number of years, the amount no longer required is lowering the funding required from reserves for 2022. This along with all other Recreation and Culture net costs that are not being incurred due to the continued COVID impacts are being funded from the COVID Safe Restart reserve.   It is not prudent to reduce taxes in one year for an event that is already funded from taxes if it is to be reinstated the following year which will then increase taxes again.

If Council directs staff to remove the Tour of White Rock from the proposed budget on a permanent basis, it will be saving of $58,500 however that is not the direction we received. I believe the rest was explained during the last Finance and Audit committee meeting. View additional Answer/ Information.
2022-04-11My neighbours and I have been wondering what progress was being made regarding the return to municipal waste and recycling collection for strata buildings. This idea was floated around in the media months ago but we have never seen anything recent on the subject.The project for the conversion of multi family and commercial solid waste pickup from private arrangements with individual contractors to a central contract(s) managed by the City is ongoing.  

Staff are reaching out to the approximately 350 commercial and strata properties to obtain existing collection details before issuing a Request for Proposals this summer. Plans are that individual properties can sign up for the City managed collection service with fees to be paid similar to existing water utility fees by January 2023. In any case properties will be charged the new collection fees starting in January 2024, so they are advised to terminate their current collection contracts before that time.
2022-03-28Questions regarding a topographic survey and city encroachments on a property on Parker Place.The resident was encouraged to take out a permit so City staff can inspect the driveway work carried out on the City right-of-way without a permit.  If the work is satisfactory, this will lead to a refund of the deposit. City staff will meet with the resident and investigate the improperly located inspection chambers and relocate them to their proper position on the city-right-of-way.
2022-03-28Question for staff to provide an update on Maccaud Park design.View the September 2021 Council Report discussing Maccaud Park improvements. Council directed staff to proceed with option 2A with a budget of $250K.

The City worked closely with TransLink to obtain approval for $187K grant funding for the project and for bike racks at Kent Street Activity Centre (KSAC). This grant is based on the multi use path (MUP) concept and will include widening the project path from 2 to 3 metres and the proximity to the proposed bike racks at KSAC.  The location close to the secondary school was a factor in the approval of this transportation grant. The widening will facilitate the joint use of the path by those utilizing differing modes of transportation including walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, cyclists and aligns with Translink and Metro mobility goals.

It is expected that a construction contract will be awarded within the next few weeks and project completion is scheduled for August 2022.
2022-03-28Question on construction parking issues from the Altus development and hospital visitors in the area.Forwarded to staff for response.
2022-03-28The recommendation from the Finance and Audit Committee regarding the Business Improvement Association (BIA) levy was discussed. A resident suggested that the City reach out to Commercial Property Owners in White Rock and encourage those paying the levy to provide their comments on the BIA to Council.Council endorsed a recommendation later in the meeting to reach out to commercial property owners to encourage them to attend a future Council meeting to provide their comments/ feedback on the White Rock BIA.
2022-03-28Proposed changes to the City’s Freedom of Information Bylaw, proposing a $10 application fee. Concern was noted in regard to a proposed application fee and that the FOI files had not been updated on the City Website.Staff noted that the FOI website would be updated as soon as possible.
2022-03-07Comment in regard to the budget: would like to see charts for capital expenditures past, present and future.Staff noted at the Finance and Audit meeting of March 8, there will be the opportunity to discuss this.
2022-03-07Tree Canopy: concern with Council permitting a request to cut tree(s) at 15600 Block on Semiahmoo Avenue (bylaw was waived).

Recent delegation requesting trimming on the hump, stating it was not Council's responsivity to get the hump back to the clear cut state. (Views for walking or driving are not required).  
Staff noted this was the direction of Council.

Staff noted there was a request for a report to come back to Council, no decision has been made on this request.
2022-02-28Addition questions/ comments on submission regarding the lights (view here) .Comments received by Council.
2022-02-28Question regarding neon light strips on new property developments and whether they fall within the City's allowable parameters for brightness levels.Foster Martin on White Rock Commons - Redeveloping the Town Centre of our 'City By The Sea' in the image of our OCP. The 'light strip's' are an iconic architectural design feature of the 'Foster Martin on White Rock Commons' buildings at 1484 Martin Street. They are also a feature of the approved Development Permit.

The Development Permit is consistent with the Official Community Plan. Two of the three towers are built. We expect occupancy permit to be issued in late February or early March. We expect the public plaza and fountain to be completed and fully accessible by May. We anticipate much of the off site landscaping to be done in April/May coincident with 'planting season'. And we expect construction on Tower 3 to commence in the spring.
2022-02-07Questions surrounding capital expenditures (view here).Staff noted that correspondence on this matter was sent by email.
View the response.
2022-02-07Question regarding a parking ticket appeal.Staff noted that correspondence on this matter was sent by email.
View the response (page 23).
  1. What is the amount in dollars of the Property Tax increase in 2022 for Multi-family units? 
  2. What is the amount of Lawyers fees budgeted for 2022?
  3. How much is budgeted for Consultants in 2022?
  1. Multi-family property tax increase for 2022
  2. The amount staff proposed is 0.5% of the total budget at $215,000 for 2022 which is trending downwards from $393,853 in 2018
  3. Consulting costs for all department operating budgets that staff proposed is 0.6% of the total budget at 291,700; broken down by fund as follows:
    -    $246,100 General Fund
    -    $11,000 for Sanitary Fund
    -    $11,000 for Drainage Fund
    -    $23,600 for Water Fund
2022-01-24Comments were submitted regarding the need for a warming center in White Rock.Council received this submission, and agreed that there is a need for a warming shelter in White Rock. This item was discussed again during a corporate report later in the evening on a daytime warming center (see report here and video clip here).
2022-01-10Questions/ concerns regarding increases in property tax assessments and potential impacts on City property taxes, specifically for businesses (view here).A 20% increase in assessment does not translate to an automatic tax increase. If the tax percent for 2022 set by Council is zero and your property increased in value similar to the average change for your Property Class, you will have no tax increase.   If the assessment is below the average change for your Property Class you would pay less taxes and if it is higher than the average you would pay more (even if tax increase is zero)  - the following graphic and videos are very helpful.

It is often misunderstood that higher assessment drives more funds into a municipality – we don’t get more funds from assessment being higher, it only changes the collection based on the average change of the property classes. New Market value (new builds) bring more taxes to the municipality and using the zero tax increase example will help with tax collections – in other words the budget gets divided by more properties based on their assessment.

Council did not have a opportunity to discuss Budget for 2022 yet.   Staff will be presenting the draft 2022 budget on January 24 and the community, including business will have an opportunity to provide input. In addition Council will have the opportunity before May 15 to discuss tax distribution by Class (residential vs Commercial). Hope this provides a bit of clarity on your property assessment which experienced a dramatic increase for all British Columbians property owners.
2022-01-10Questions surrounding the Centre Street Hillside walkway upgrade and concerns with eliminating front door access from Centre Street (view here).Council heard your concerns about the Centre Street Walkway project and its' effect on your use of the City right-of-way. It is noted that City staff will continue to discuss this Council Priority with you as this Spring's construction start nears.
2022-01-10Comments submitted surrounding the City of White Rock Tree Preservation Bylaw (view here).Received by Council for information.