The Corporation of the

Governance and Legislation Committee

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

Councillor Trevelyan, Chairperson



    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 the Governance and Legislation Committee (including all members of Council) authorizes the City of White Rock to hold the June 14, 2021 meeting to be video streamed and available on the City’s website, and without the public present in the Council Chambers.


    THAT the Governance and Legislation Committee adopt the agenda for June 14, 2021 as circulated.


    THAT the Governance and Legislation Committee adopt the May 31, 2021 meeting minutes as circulated.

Councillor Johanson requested this item be placed on the agenda for consideration and discussion.  Each Terms of Reference in accordance with Council direction have up to seven (7) appointed voting members.  At this time each Committee membership may be considered to include representation from community based organizations who are would attend as non-voting participants.  

  • Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee
    Councillor Kristjanson - Vice Chairperson Councillor Manning)
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee
    Councillor Fathers - Vice Chairperson Councillor Manning)
  • Environmental Advisory Committee
    Councillor Johanson - Vice Chairperson Councillor Kristjanson)
  • History and Heritage Advisory Committee
    (Chairperson Councillor
    Chesney - Vice Chairperson Councillor Trevelyan)
  • Housing Advisory Committee
    (Chairperson Councillor Manning - Vice Chairperson Coun
    cillor Fathers)
  • Public Art Advisory Committee
    Councillor Trevelyan - Vice Chairperson Councillor Chesney)

    Included, as the last attachment, is a list of the representatives there were on the Committees previously

Councillor Johanson requested Council Policy 134 be included on the agenda for discussion purposes.  

Councillor Johanson requested Council Policy 119  be included on the agenda for discussion (including the possible addition of other Communication polices that are not currently addressed).    

Council Policy 168 

Note:  Introduction of a new policy and process in regard to lighting of the pier.

* Referred from April 26 Governance and Legislation Committee to be brought back with a Corporate report with further information


    THAT the Governance and Legislative Committee recommend:

    1. Endorsement of Council Policy 168—Lighting of the White Rock Pier and Memorial Park Architectural Features, as circulated; and

    2. Approve funding of $6,000, plus applicable taxes, from the City’s contingency account to purchase technology to enable City staff to program the White Rock Pier and other Memorial Park lighting features from a central point.

Councillor Manning requested this item be included on the agenda for discussion purposes:  Funding the Affordable Housing Fund with Community Amenity Contributions.

Councillor Manning requested this item be brought to the Committee for discussion. 

The Director of Engineering and Municipal Operations: staff continue to administer the Street and Traffic Bylaw provisions as per Council direction in November 2019. Specifically, we "administer the Street and Traffic Bylaw with respect to new encroachments as well as at the time of property redevelopment.".