Meeting held electronically and open to public attendance
Council Chamber, City Hall

We recognize and respect that New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. We acknowledge that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.


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The Mayor will open the meeting and provide a land acknowledgement.

Urgent/time sensitive matters only

To seek Council direction on the initiation of a planning process, supported by key consultancies, to develop a planning framework (“Evaluation Framework”) for the Lower Twelfth Street area. The Evaluation Framework would be used to guide review of catalyst projects, allowing these sites to advance ahead of an area-wide amendment to the Lower Twelfth Street (“LTS”) designation in the OCP.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council direct staff to develop an Evaluation Framework for the Lower Twelfth Street area, to enable catalyst development application review and allow them to proceed ahead of an area-wide Official Community Plan (“OCP”) amendment, as outlined in this report.

The purpose of this report is to present Council with the updated 2024 – 2028 General Fund Operating Enhancements and Funding Strategy that incorporates Council’s feedback from the December 11, 2023 budget workshop and staff proposed amendments since the workshop.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council approve the $1.5M operating budget refinements in the updated General Fund Operating Enhancements;

    THAT Council instruct staff to incorporate the updated General Fund Operating Enhancements into the Consolidated 2024 - 2028 Five-Year Financial Plan;

    THAT Council instruct staff to convert the Consolidated 2024 – 2028 Five-Year Financial Plan into a Bylaw reflecting an estimated property tax revenue increase of 7.7% and bring forward for public consultation.



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