June 11 PLUC Summary & Observations

The meeting was so short (20 minutes) this morning it almost wasn’t worth the bother of waking up early and bussing downtown. I say “almost” because I got in some good chatting afterwards and also got 2 cookies for the price of 1 at Green Cuisine. So what happened? Continue reading June 11 PLUC Summary & Observations

June 11 PLUC Early Thoughts

It looks like it will be a quick PLUC meeting tomorrow as the agenda is quite short. Which is good because the Council meeting is going to be a long one with lots of Public Hearings and that micro-housing issue on the the Council agenda. So what do we have in the morning at the Planning and Land Use Committee?

Continue reading June 11 PLUC Early Thoughts

April 9th GPC Summary & Observations

There was a three hour meeting this afternoon (Early Thoughts here) that had an ambitious agenda – Council was supposed to consider public input on the draft strategic plan and draft financial plan. They were then suppose to make decisions on how to allocate $4.68 million dollars worth of money not currently accounted for in the financial plan. Some of this got done today. Continue reading April 9th GPC Summary & Observations

Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 3

Today we look at how the City of Victoria intends to Strive for Excellence in Planning and Land Use. I’ve made a direct cut of the relevant meeting video  and pasted it below so that you too can observe Council’s discussion of this Strategic Objective. Or you can just read my report. Or do both:) Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 3