Vancouver City Council

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Vancouver City Council is the governing body of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The city is governed by the Vancouver Charter,[1] not the Community Charter and the Local Government Act which are used for other municipal governments. The Vancouver Charter gives the city greater powers than those of other municipalities in British Columbia.

Powers of the Vancouver council include:[2]

  • pass by-laws to regulate such things as noise and land use
  • buy and sell property
  • collect certain taxes
  • approve expenditures
  • take on debts
  • give grants
  • hire and discharge employees

City council sits at City Hall at 453 West 12th Avenue.

The council consists of the mayor plus ten councillors elected to serve a three-year term. Monthly, a deputy mayor is appointed from among the councillors.

The most recent election was on November 19, 2011. All Vancouver councillors are elected at-large, which is very unusual for a city of Vancouver's size. A proposal to move to a conventional ward system was rejected by voters in an October 17, 2004 referendum.

Vancouver City Council members (by party)[edit]

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Gregor Robertson Vision Mayor
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Raymond Louie Vision Councillor
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Heather Deal Vision Councillor
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Tony Tang Vision Councillor
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Kerry Jang Vision Councillor
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Andrea Reimer Vision Councillor
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Tim Stevenson Vision Councillor
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Geoff Meggs Vision Councillor
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Elizabeth Ball NPA Councillor
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George Affleck NPA Councillor
     Adriane Carr Green Councillor

2008-2011 Vancouver City Council members[edit]

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Gregor Robertson Vision Mayor
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Raymond Louie Vision Councillor
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Heather Deal Vision Councillor
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George Chow Vision Councillor
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Kerry Jang Vision Councillor
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Andrea Reimer Vision Councillor
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Tim Stevenson Vision Councillor
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Geoff Meggs Vision Councillor
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David Cadman COPE Councillor
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Ellen Woodsworth COPE Councillor
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Suzanne Anton NPA Councillor

2005–2008 Vancouver City Council members[edit]

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Sam Sullivan NPA Mayor
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Suzanne Anton NPA Councillor
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Peter Ladner NPA Councillor
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Kim Capri NPA Councillor
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Elizabeth Ball NPA Councillor
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B.C. Lee NPA Councillor
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Raymond Louie Vision Councillor
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Tim Stevenson Vision Councillor
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George Chow Vision Councillor
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Heather Deal Vision Councillor
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David Cadman COPE Councillor

2002–2005 Vancouver City Council members[edit]

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Larry Campbell COPE/Vision Mayor
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Fred Bass COPE Councillor
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David Cadman COPE Councillor
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Jim Green COPE/Vision Councillor
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Peter Ladner NPA Councillor
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Raymond Louie COPE/Vision Councillor
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Tim Louis COPE Councillor
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Anne Roberts COPE Councillor
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Tim Stevenson COPE/Vision Councillor
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Sam Sullivan NPA Councillor
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Ellen Woodsworth COPE Councillor

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