Tag: Raymond Louie

Council enacts higher fines for zoning, sign bylaw violations

Contrary to some reports, Vancouver city council has not approved $10,000 fines for “homelessness” in a package of bylaw enactments approved last night. The increased fines enacted at last night’s public hearing covered violations of the zoning bylaw… Read More

New rental incentive program builds housing affordability on STIR gains

The Secured Market Rental Policy program going before the city’s Finance and Budget Committee Tuesday opens the door to long-term expansion of the city’s rental housing stock by building on the success of last term’s Short Term Incentives… Read More

Housing action plan lays down markers to create homes for those who are neither very rich nor very poor

In a council agenda packed with significant items, the proposed 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy may be the most significant: a goal of 38,000 new homes, with the emphasis on help for the vast majority who don’t need… Read More

Arbitration hands $6 million win to False Creek residents in dispute over fees paid on leased land

An arbitration panel has awarded South West False Creek residents living on leased city land a 26 percent cut in monthly fee increases sought by the city, saving them as much as $6 million. The city will still… Read More