Vancouver City Council

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Vancouver City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Structure
Seats 10 councillors and mayor
Vancouver BC City Council.svg
Political groups
Elections
Last election
November 15, 2014
Website
vancouver.ca

Vancouver City Council is the governing body of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The council consists of the mayor plus ten councillors elected to serve a three-year term, now four-year term starting in 2014.[1] Monthly, a deputy mayor is appointed from among the councillors.[needs update]

The most recent election was on November 15, 2014. 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.

Powers[edit]

The city is governed by the Vancouver Charter.[2] The charter gives the city greater powers than those of other municipalities in British Columbia.

Powers of the Vancouver council include:[3]

  • 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.

Membership[edit]

Current membership (by party)[edit]

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

2011–2014 membership[edit]

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

2008–2011 membership[edit]

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

2005–2008 membership[edit]

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

2002–2005 membership[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Union of BC Municipalities Announces Four Year Terms
  2. ^ "VANCOUVER CHARTER [SBC 1953] CHAPTER 55". Qp.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "City Council meetings and decisions". Vancouver.ca. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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