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2007 Agendas & Minutes

May 7, 2007 Agenda

City of Richmond Meeting Agenda

General Purposes Committee

 

Anderson Room, City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road

Monday, May 7th, 2007
4:00 p.m.

 

 

Pg. #

ITEM

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

1

1.

Motion to adopt the minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on Monday, April 16th, 2007.

 

 

 

DELEGATION

 

5

2.

Tracy Lakeman, Executive Director, Tourism Richmond, to present their marketing and visitor servicing activities and audited financial reports for 2006.

 

 

 

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

17

3.

Mad Greek Restaurant Ltd. doing business as Mad Greek Restaurant at 7260 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Food-Primary Liquor Licence Amendment - Change to Hours of Sale & Patron Participation Entertainment Endorsement

(Report:  Apr. 16/07, File No.:   ) (REDMS No. 2151959)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Amarjeet Rattan

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

That the following amendments to the Food-Primary liquor licence held by Mad Greek Restaurant located at 7260 Westminster Highway,:

 

 

(1)

Change of hours of sale from the current 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sundays through Mondays to 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Sundays through Mondays

 

 

(2)

Patron Participation Endorsement (entertainment must end by midnight)

 

 

be supported (for the reasons outlined in the report dated April 16th, 2007, from the Manager, Business Liaison), and  that a Letter of Resolution be forwarded to the Manager of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch in support of the amendments.

 

 

 

PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

23

4.

SISTER CITY VISITS TO CHINA AND PIERREFONDS

(Report:  Apr. 20/07, File No.:  01-0100-20-SCIT1-01/2007-Vol 01) (REDMS No. 2179276)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Anne Stevens

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That a staff representative be approved to accompany the Sister City delegation to Pierrefonds for the 40th anniversary celebration at a cost up to $1,600 with funds to come from Council Contingency;

 

 

(2)

That a Council representative be appointed to attend the investigative trip, with funds to come from the Sister City sponsorship money;

 

 

(3)

That a staff representative be approved to accompany the Sister City delegation on the investigative trip to China at a cost up to $11,150 with funds to come from Council Contingency;

 

 

(4)

That a staff representative be approved to accompany the Sister City delegation on the November trip to China at a cost up to $8,400 with funds to come from Council Contingency.

 

 

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

27

5.

TRANSLINK GOVERNANCE REVIEW PANEL – REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

(Report:  April 25, 2007, File No.:  01-0154-01) (REDMS No. 2089476)

 

 

Designated Speaker:  Victor Wei

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

 

(1)

That the BC Minister of Transportation be requested to incorporate the following suggested enhancements into the finalization of the proposed changes to the governance and funding structure of TransLink:

 

 

 

(a)

include social and environmental expertise within the new TransLink Board of Directors to ensure a balanced consideration of all impacts to achieve sustainability in all future regional transportation decisions;

 

 

 

(b)

provide sufficient opportunity for the Council of Mayors to be consulted on the development of the terms of reference of the TransLink Commissioner, the 30-year provincial vision and the 10-year strategic plan, as well as the 3-year operating plan, as the latter plan can have direct impacts on municipal capital and operating budgets;

 

 

 

(c)

confirm that regional land use and growth management plans are a criteria in the assessment and approval of the 10-year strategic plan by the Council of Mayors and/or its appointed TransLink Commissioner;

 

 

 

(d)

that further consideration be given to opportunities and mechanisms that would reduce the reliance on property taxes as a primary revenue source, such as:

 

 

 

 

(i)

the provision of an equitable funding source drawn from the entire province to support the provincial vision and recognize the contribution of the regional transportation system to the provincial economy; and

 

 

 

 

(ii)

allow any Federal Government transfers to offset property tax increases, not just fare increases as recommended by the report;

 

 

 

(e)

validate and, if necessary, adjust the financial projections based on the proposed expanded transportation service region under the new revenue structure to ensure revenues and expenditures are kept balanced over the long-term;

 

 

 

(f)

that the mechanism for determining the financial contributions and service levels for the new added service regions be structured consistently and equitably across all municipalities of the entire service region; and

 

 

 

(g)

that any future expansion of the service region include non local government jurisdictions, such as the Vancouver International Airport Authority road network, including Russ Baker Way and the Arthur Laing Bridge.

 

 

(2)

That the above letter be copied to all municipalities affected by the proposed expanded transportation service region, TransLink and the Greater Vancouver Regional District. 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

5/4/2007 10:01:07 AM