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2002 Agendas & Minutes

Council Meeting Agenda - May 28, 2002

Public Notice is hereby given of a Special Meeting of Council duly called in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act, to be held on:

 

Date:               Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Time:              7:00 p.m.

Place:             Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall

                                                                        6911 No. 3 Road

 

 

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following:

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

 

1.

Motion to resolve into Committee of the Whole to hear delegations on agenda items.

 

 

2.

Delegations from the floor on Agenda items:

 

 

Mr. Vic Poleschuk, Mr. Doug Penrose, Ms. Gail White, of the BC Lottery Corporation, and Ms. Donna Klingspohn, of the Ministry of Health Planning, regarding expansion of gaming in Richmond.

 

 

3.

Motion to rise and report.

 

 

 

RATIFICATION OF COMMITTEE ACTION

 

 

 

URBAN DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

 

1

4.

GAMING IN RICHMOND
(Report:  May 8/02, File No.:  4040-04) (REDMS No. 710769, 680602, 501240, 703502, 602352, 703535, 566374, 113735, 113736, 709597, 709598)

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

( 1 )

That Council select either the Limited Service Gaming Policy OR the Full Service Gaming Policy (as identified in the report dated May 8th, 2002, from the Manager, Policy Planning).

 

 

 

( 2 )

That the following resolutions be rescinded:

 

 

 

 

( a )

Part (2) of Resolution No. CW96/4-29 (adopted on February 26th, 1996), That as a matter of policy, casino proposals be considered on a site specific basis using the Comprehensive Development District (CD) zoning process to evaluate each application on its own merits;

 

 

 

 

( b )

Resolution No. R96/21-35 (adopted on November 25th, 1996), That the BC Gaming Commission be advised that the City will consider additional casino applications on a site-by-site basis;

 

 

 

 

( c )

Resolution No. R97/3-6 (adopted on February 10th, 1997), That Council go on record as being totally against any Las Vegas style casino gambling or video lottery terminals within the City;

 

 

 

 

( d )

Resolution No. SP97/6-3 (adopted on November 12th, 1997), That the amended Process for Reviewing Proposed New Gaming Facilities (attached to the report dated October 27th, 1997, from the Manager, Land Use), be adopted, and that the previous Process, adopted by Council on September 22nd, 1997 (Res. No. R97/17-27), be rescinded; and

 

 

 

 

( e )

Resolution No. SP97/6-4 (adopted on November 12th, 1997), That the proponents who have requested letters of City support for proposed gaming facilities be advised that the City of Richmond is not prepared to consider any new gaming facilities within its jurisdiction, and that the Provincial Lotteries Advisory Committee also be advised of this decision.

 

 

 

( 3 )

That the BC Lottery Corporation be advised of Councils selected gaming policy by May 31st, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCILLOR KIICHI KUMAGAI

 

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5.

PROPOSAL FOR FULL SERVICE CASINO
(Memo:  Apr. 8/02, File No.:  4040-04) (REDMS No. 681529)  (Referred from the May 13th, 2002 Regular Council Meeting)

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

 

WHEREAS

at the regular Council Meeting of Monday, September 14th, 1998, Council passed the following resolution:

 

 

 

That a letter be written to Premier Glen Clark, and to Mr. Mike Farnworth, Minister responsible for Public Gaming Policy, re-affirming Councils position that the City does not support the expansion of gaming within its jurisdiction, and that copies of this correspondence be sent to the Provincial Gaming Project working group.

 

 

WHEREAS

when Council passed the above resolution, Council did not have any track record of social consequences related to slot machines in Richmond;

 

 

WHEREAS

new information received has not created social havoc where slots are allowed in communities;

 

 

WHEREAS

slot machines have created substantial new revenue sources for host communities;

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

 

 

( 1 )

That Richmond City Council support hosting of a full service casino with slot machines in Richmond as an added source of revenue under current Provincial Government policy; and

 

 

( 2 )

That a letter be written to Richmond's three MLAs, to the President of the BC Lottery Corporation, and to Premier Gordon Campbell, conveying Councils position on this matter.

 

 

 

 

Correspondence:

67

 

(a)

in support of, and

126

 

(b)

opposed to,

 

 

the expansion of gaming in the City.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

 


David Weber, Acting City Clerk

 
 

 Weber

      


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