De­cem­ber 4, 2018 – Coun­cil Meet­ing High­lights

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100 Homes Pen­tic­ton

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 100 Homes Com­mit­tee pre­sented Coun­cil with an up­date on their progress to end home­less­ness in Pen­tic­ton. 133 peo­ple were housed by July 2018, sur­pass­ing their goal of 100. The Ren­tS­mart Pro­gram has been ini­ti­ated in Pen­tic­ton.

Com­mu­ni­ties for Kids and Suc­cess by 6

Pa­tri­cia Tribe, on be­half of the Com­mu­ni­ties for Kids and Suc­cess by 6 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee, in­tro­duced to Coun­cil de­tails of their pro­gram ini­tia­tives. An up­date on the up­com­ing provin­cial changes, in­clud­ing the elim­i­na­tion of their fund­ing, will af­fect the sup­port sys­tems for their pro­gram­ming.

FireS­mart Com­mu­nity Fund­ing & Sup­port

Coun­cil gave sup­port to the ap­pli­ca­tion for grant fund­ing from the Union of BC Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties for the 2019 FireS­mart Com­mu­nity Fund­ing & Sup­port Pro­gram. The fund­ing will as­sist with FireS­mart ini­tia­tives in our com­mu­nity.

Cannabis Reg­u­la­tions

As rec­om­mended by staff, Coun­cil gave ap­proval to the Cannabis Re­tail Stores pol­icy and gave three read­ings for the ‘Smok­ing Reg­u­la­tions By­law 2018-68’ that re­peals and re­places ‘Smok­ing By­law 87-15’. First read­ings were also given to Zon­ing By­law 2018-66 which es­tab­lishes pos­si­bil­i­ties for where re­tail stores may be lo­cated and Busi­ness Li­cence Amend­ment By­law 2018-67 which sets fees and reg­u­lates op­er­a­tions of cannabis re­tail stores. A Pub­lic Hear­ing will take place on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to con­sider Zon­ing Amend­ment By­law 2018-66 and Busi­ness Li­cence Amend­ment By­law 2018-67.

Coun­cil Meet­ing Sched­ule

Coun­cil ap­proved the staff rec­om­men­da­tion to select the fol­low­ing dates for the 2019 Reg­u­lar Meet­ings of Coun­cil as fol­lows: Jan­uary 8, 22, Fe­bru­ary 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 2, 16, Au­gust 6, 20, Septem­ber 3, 17, Oc­to­ber 1, 15, Novem­ber 5, 19, and De­cem­ber 3, 17.

Coun­cil Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tees

Coun­cil have ap­proved the fol­low­ing Coun­cil Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tees (and Task Force) and Coun­cil Li­ai­son ap­point­ments: Agri­cul­tural Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee – Coun­cil­lor Bloom­field Arts, Cre­ative, Cul­tural In­no­va­tions, Her­itage and Mu­seum Com­mit­tee – Coun­cil­lor Sentes Devel­op­ment Ser­vices Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee – Coun­cil­lor Watt Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment and Pros­per­ity Task Force – Mayor Vas­si­laki Of­fi­cial Com­mu­nity Plan (Task Force) – Coun­cil­lors Sentes, Robin­son and Kim­ber­ley Parks and Recre­ation Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee – Coun­cil­lor Kim­ber­ley Pen­tic­ton Creek and El­lis Creek Restora­tion Com­mit­tee – Coun­cil­lor Regehr These high­lights are in­tended to pro­vide a brief sum­mary of re­cent Coun­cil pro­ceed­ings. The sum­mary is not in­clu­sive of all agenda items. For a de­tailed ac­count of the full agenda, in­clud­ing staff re­ports, other sup­port­ing doc­u­ments and of­fi­cial meet­ing min­utes, please con­sult the City’s web­site (www.pen­tic­ton.ca/coun­cil) or call the City’s Cor­po­rate Ad­min­is­tra­tion Depart­ment at 250-490-2400.

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