Vancouver passes a budget that “sucks” and kills the Living Wage. Progress Vancouver admits to breaking election financing laws. And the City is clearing tents and considering a new hotel.

Meanwhile, Burnaby is running an “alternative approval process” for a green waste facility, Surrey cops allege conflicts of interest and Harrison Hot Springs appeals to the Inspector of Municipalities to fix its council.

Mission school board has banned an extremist group from future presentation and Coquitlam council applauds pro-LGBTQ+ students.

And how you can be in the City of Vancouver’s Book of Freedoms.


Vancouver passes new budget with 10.7% property tax increase | CBC News

Text of ABC budget amendment

Why can one Metro Vancouver municipality keep property taxes much lower than others?

City of Vancouver backs away from living wage pledge after council vote in closed meeting | CBC News

Statement on City of Vancouver’s decision to withdraw as Living Wage Employer

Working for a Living Wage Report

Defeated Vancouver mayoral hopeful Marissen accepted an illegal loan for Progress Vancouver campaign – Economy, Law & Politics

Progress Vancouver financing report

Vancouver’s efforts to remove DTES tent city residents “a violation of human rights”: advocate

32-storey hotel with 578 rooms and rooftop destination restaurant proposed for downtown Vancouver (RENDERINGS)

Have your say: Burnaby residents can vote on removal of parkland for green waste facility

Burnaby asks voters to decide on removing 21 acres of parkland

Alternative approval process for local government – Province of British Columbia

City opens feedback opportunity for park dedication removal | City of Burnaby (forms here) 

Surrey Police Union requests ethics probe into councillor | CityNews Vancouver

Surrey Council Code of Conduct Bylaw, 2020, No. 20020

Chaos at council: Harrison Hot Springs politicians beg for help | Fraser Valley Current

BC school district bans anti-LGBTQ group from presenting at board meetings – Campbell River Mirror

‘You had us at hello,’ Coquitlam mayor tells Best students for Pride flag, event – Tri-City News

Freedom of the City | City of Vancouver

Freedom of the City honorees prior to 2010 | City of Vancouver  

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