Council recognized three (3) community photographers for their promotion of our community through their photographs:
One (1) submission was received via email regarding Tour de White Rock funding in the 2022 financial plan. Staff’s answer to this question will be posted on the City website, under the Questions and Answers page.
The following questions/comments were presented in person:
A member from the New Westminster & District Labour Council attended the meeting to inform on the Canadian Labour Congress 2022 theme: Work Shouldn’t Hurt: Make Health and Safety a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work. Workers Day of Mourning, which will be recognized on April 28, was also discussed.
Staff noted that this year CUPE will be holding a virtual event on April 28 in recognition of Workers Day of Mourning.
The Fire Chief provided an On-Table update on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council endorsed a requested change in location for the 2022 White Rock Pride Day event. White Rock Pride Day will now be held on Saturday, July 23 at the Miramar Village Plaza, and will be organized by the White Rock Pride Society. Activities are tentatively scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Council received for information a report outlining the steps taken to date for a Zoning Amendment Bylaw and a Major Development Permit (No. 432) for the development of a six (6) storey, 80-unit rental building at the southwest corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue.
Final adoption of Bylaw 2363 was given later in the evening. The next step for the project will be for staff to bring forward the Major Development Permit to a future Council meeting.
Council appointed the Chief and Deputy Chief Elections Officers and endorsed intended voting places for General Voting Day, which will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
More information on the 2022 Local Government Election can be found on the City’s Website
An updated progress report was provided on Council’s top priorities.
Council received for information recommendations regarding the Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan, and endorsed two of recommendations:
Council did not endorse the remaining four (4) recommendations.
Council endorsed the Committee’s work plan for the remainder of their 2022 term.
Council endorsed the following three (3) recommendations from the Committee:
Mayor Walker recognized April as International Poetry Month and read out a poem from Sanjana, a student from White Rock, titled “The Pier”.