One (1) submission was received by email:
The following question was asked in person:
A member from the West Coaster’s Car Club attended to discuss a potential car show in uptown White Rock during the Sea Festival weekend. Staff will be working with the delegate to look at opportunities to explore this further.
The Fire Chief provided an On-Table update on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council received a report regarding the Public Art Selection Panel’s recommendation for a public art piece on the northeast corner of Johnston Road and Thrift Avenue. The Selection Panel unanimously selected an art piece from Marianne Nicolson, an artist activist of the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations. The tentative title for the art installation is “Joined”.
Council directed staff to work with the Saltaire Strata Council to negotiate a Public Art Installation and a Funding Agreement. Council also directed that prior to the contract being awarded to Marianne Nicolson, contact be made and agreement received by the Semiahmoo First Nation.
Council adopted a film attraction strategy for 2022, which will build the City’s reputation as a film friendly and desirable location. Many of the recommendations for the Film Attraction Strategy came out of a working group developed by the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee in 2019. Check out the Filming in White Rock page.
Marine Drive and Martin Street – Kiosk Space Options
Staff provided a report with options to utilize the kiosk space on Marine Drive and Martin Street, where there was once an ATM. Council supported a recommendation to implement the placement of a picnic table and two planters in this space.
An updated progress report was provided on Council’s top priorities.
Council supported a recommendation directing staff to mark off parking spots in all commercial areas in White Rock where there is parallel parking on the street.
Council supported a recommendation directing staff to provide a report back to Council with options and the costs to add descriptive historical information on Cosmic Alley. Staff will be reaching out to the White Rock Museum and Archives and residents in the area to work to collect this information.
Council supported a motion to send a letter to representatives from the Foster Martin Development to ask that the intensity of the feature light on the building be toned down for neighbouring residents and that the lighting be turned off overnight. Council further directed staff to bring forward a report with options to regulate signage and/or feature brightness in White Rock.
An amendment was made to the 2022 Deputy Mayor schedule due to the passing of Councillor Fathers.
Council representative appointments were made to several external committees to fill current vacancies.