The Corporation of the

Special Meeting of Council

City Hall Council Chambers
15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 1Y6

*Live Streaming/Telecast: Please note that all Committees, Task Forces, Council Meetings, and Public Hearings held in the Council Chamber are being recorded and broadcasted as well included on the City’s website at:


The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community. In keeping with
Ministerial Order No. M192 from the Province of British Columbia, City Council meetings will take
place without the public in attendance at this time until further notice. 


T. Arthur, Director of Corporate Administration


    WHEREAS COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic;

    WHEREAS the City of White Rock has been able to continue to provide the public access to the meetings through live streaming;

    WHEREAS holding public meetings in the City Hall Council Chambers, where all the audio/video equipment has been set up for the live streaming program, would not be possible without breaching physical distancing restrictions due to its size, and holding public meetings at the White Rock  Community Centre would cause further financial impact to City Operations due to staffing resources and not enable live streaming;

    WHEREAS Ministerial Orders require an adopted motion in order to hold public meetings electronically, without members of the public present in person at the meeting;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the City of White Rock to hold the July 5, 2021 Special Council meeting to be video streamed and available on the City’s website, and without the public present in the Council Chambers.


    THAT the Corporation of the City of White Rock Council adopt the agenda for its special meeting scheduled for July 5, 2021 as circulated.

The Fire Chief to provide a verbal update regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Corporate report dated July 5, 2021 from the Acting Director of Planning and Development Services titled "Provincial Restart Plan Step 3 (Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs)".

Note: For reference purposes - Council adopted the following resolution at the May 31, 2021 Regular Council meeting:

THAT Council direct the closure of one lane of traffic on Marine Drive not be open ended until September any longer; and
That the one lane closure only remain in effect until the Provincial Health Order again allows for full indoor seating capacity for restaurant dining.


    THAT Council receive the information presented in this corporate report dated July 5, 2021 titled “Provincial Restart Plan Step 3 (Restaurants, Cafes, and Pubs)”.

Council present this as an opportunity for Council to hear from the businesses of East Beach along Marine Drive.  With the temporary one lane closure on Marine Drive to expand patio space, Council encourage the business owners / operators to call into the meeting and share your experiences with the temporary one lane closure. 

1) The Director of Corporate Administration will note of any "On-Table" correspondence that was received.  

2) The Mayor will ask for the phone in participation to begin

To participate see the following:

Phone-In Instructions:

  • Call: 778-736-1164
  • Enter Conference ID # when prompted: 870 342 917#
  • A prompt will ask if you are the meeting organizer. Please disregard this message and remain on the line.
  • When prompted, state your first and last name, then press #
  • You will then be notified that you have entered the waiting room, where you will remain until it is your turn to speak.  During this time, please feel free to continue to watch the meeting on the website livestream -

(Note: there is approximately a one (1) minute delay between the live version of the meeting and the website livestream.  You may be called upon by phone before you hear this on the livestream meeting.)

    • When it is your turn to speak you will be advised that you are now joining the meeting. *At this time please ensure that you turn OFF the live stream for the meeting* Staff will ask for you to confirm your first and last name, business you are representing and it's  address, after which you will have an opportunity to provide your comments to Council
    • You will have 3 minutes to speak

Once you make your comments to Council, the call will end quickly so that the next speaker can join the meeting.

Note:  The 3 minute time allotment has been put in place to ensure Council have the opportunity to hear from the East Beach business owners / operators.

You may also forward your submission(s) by email to or by hand delivered mail to Mayor and Council, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 1Y6. The deadline to receive submissions is by 2:00 p.m. on Monday July 5th

  • Hand delivery by leaving it in the “City Hall Drop Box” to the left outside the front door; or
  • Emailing the Mayor and Council at with
    the subject line: East Beach Business Owners / Operators.