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
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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