Feb 26 GPC Summary and Observations

It gave me a migraine. Continue reading Feb 26 GPC Summary and Observations

Feb 26 Council Early Thoughts

The agenda for the Council meeting tomorrow night seems manageable – I may just have to do a Council challenge and attend both meetings again. Better rest up tonight! [edit – now that I’ve done my review, I change my mind. It looks like a long one!] Continue reading Feb 26 Council Early Thoughts

Feb 26 GPC Early Thoughts

There is a colourful assortment of items on the agenda for VicGPC tomorrow February 26. First up is an hour of closed meeting while Council meets with Director of Engineering and Public Works Dwayne Kaylnchuk and a Lawyer from Vancouver named Karin Martin who is a “partner who practices in the areas of construction/infrastructure, P3 and litigation/dispute resolution.”
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Day 4 Department Financial Presentations

Yesterday was the final day of departmental presentations for the draft 2015-19 City go Victoria Financial Plan. The agenda for the meeting is here and more information on the budget process can be found at the City’s website. Video for the Feb 23 GPC meeting is here and my easy breakdown of the massive draft financial plan by department and capital requests is available on a previous post.

Mayor Helps started off the meeting by warning everyone that  Continue reading Day 4 Department Financial Presentations

Day 3 Department Financial Presentations

In addition to this third day of presentations, there was also a three minute special Council meeting that occurred. The purpose of this meeting was to approve two resolutions for consideration by Council for forwarding to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and the Union of BC Municipalities. These included: Continue reading Day 3 Department Financial Presentations

Feb 19 PLUC Summary & Observations

Most the meeting this morning went by very quickly. Video from the meeting can be found from this page. As usual Mayor Helps began the proceedings by suggesting items for the consent agenda – this included: Continue reading Feb 19 PLUC Summary & Observations

Feb 19 PLUC Early Thoughts

The PLUC agenda can be found here.

First up is adoption of the minutes (which aren’t available) from the February 5th PLUC meeting – my summary of this meeting is available here. Continue reading Feb 19 PLUC Early Thoughts

Day 2 Departmental Financial Presentations

Today was the second of three 3 hour meetings for City of Victoria departments to make presentations to the Victoria City Council regarding the 2015-19 Draft Financial Plan. Video from the meeting this morning is available here. Continue reading Day 2 Departmental Financial Presentations

Day 1 Dept Financial Plan Presentation Summary

Video from this morning’s presentation is available here. The ppt that Directors essentially read off of for their department budget presentations is available here. The whole thing was kind of odd, and I found it especially interesting when Mayor Helps started the meeting off by expressing her understanding of the budget process – she said: Continue reading Day 1 Dept Financial Plan Presentation Summary

Draft Plan Components

The City of Victoria held its first day of departmental presentations (staff ppt here) this morning, and I will be providing a review of this meeting later today.  What I wanted to provide first, was an easier to access version of the draft financial plan document than what is currently available: 2015-19 Draft Financial Plan – don’t click it’s a beast! Continue reading Draft Plan Components