Clover Point Pump Station Rezoning Application

Council moved forward to Public Hearing a rezoning application which would permit the Capital Regional District to expand the existing Clover Point Pump Station, install a conveyance pipe along Dallas Road and permit public realm improvements such as interpretive signage, benches, bike racks and more. No date set for the hearing yet.

VicPD Mental Health Strategy

The Victoria Police Department will receive $204,900 from the City for a pilot project intended to support vulnerable populations as outlined in their Mental Health Strategy. The Council motion supporting this funding noted the following conditions:

Fund first year of police support for vulnerable population pilot project, $204,900 from 2016 surplus

Subject to a report from police with regard to pilot project, to the satisfaction of the majority of Council, fund second year of pilot project, $204,900 from 2017 surplus

That the Mayor write to Island Health and ask for them to consider funding one of the Assertive Community Treatment officers in the future

That VicPD work with a cross section of community partners drawn from groups such as the downtown service providers, and Social Inclusion Advisory Committee in developing an evaluation framework for the pilot project

Accessibility Improvements 

Two new pilot projects have been approved aimed at improving accessibility in Victoria. Truncated domes, also known as curb cuts, as well as accessible pedestrian signals each received $30,000 to pilot the improvements.

Short Term Vacation Rentals

Staff will report to Council on the implications of pro-actively enforcing existing bylaws where short-term vacation rentals are allowed and require a business licence. The City will also consider pro-actively enforcing bylaws where they are not allowed including condos without transient zoning and single-family dwellings (including homes and suites). The City is considering allowing owner-occupied dwellings to offer short-term vacation rentals on a temporary basis. The City is continuing to research ways to limit short-term vacation rentals, where appropriate, in order to increase rental housing stock. An enforcement strategy is under development.

Join Us for Family Day at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre

FREE Family Fun Swim at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre on BC Family Day, Monday February 13 at 1 p.m. with all the extra fun features!