Vancouver City Planning Commission

The commission advises City Council on planning and development issues in the City, and may report to Council on any proposal likely to have a significant effect on the future of the City.

The commission organizes conferences, consultations, competitions, presentations, and research on topics including housing, public realm, neighbourhoods, transportation, and public engagement.

Terms of reference

The Vancouver City Planning Commission Bylaw establishes the commission, its membership, powers, and duties.

Meeting frequency

The commission generally meets once a month on a Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. Meetings typically take place in Committee Room No. 1 at 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave.

Time commitment

Commissioners should expect to spend 3 to 5 hours a week in meetings and related work. As well, many commission activities occur during weekday daytime hours, so commission members should have a lot of control over their schedule.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than three consecutive meetings or five meetings within a calendar year, without obtaining leave of absence from the Commission. Membership will be terminated following such an absence.

Membership

The commission consists of 11 voting members appointed by City Council, and two members appointed by the commission itself. Voting members may not be employees of any of the following:

  • City of Vancouver
  • Park Board
  • School Board

The commission also has four non-voting members from:

  • City Council (2)
  • Park Board (1)
  • School Board (1)

Every member may be reappointed, but no member may serve more than three terms in a row.

Prospective members

Before being appointed, members must have lived in Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District) for at least 6 months.

Current members

Term ends December 31, 2018:

  • David Crossley
  • Jennifer Marshall
  • Nola-Kate Seymoar
  • Leslie Shieh
  • Alyssa Koehn

Term ends December 31, 2019:

  • Veronika Bylicki
  • Omar Dominguez
  • Mike Fuji
  • Karenn Krangle
  • Robert Matas
  • Jacint Simon

Commission Appointees:

  • Anthony Perl
  • Vacant

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Adriane Carr
  • City Council: Councillor Andrea Reimer 
  • Park Board: Commissioner Catherine Evans
  • School Board: Trustee Janet Fraser
  • Planning Department: Chris Robertson

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

The meetings listed below are open to the public.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 3, 2018            Agenda Minutes
February 14, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2018    
September 12, 2018    
October 10, 2018    
October 24, 2018    
November 21, 2018    
December 12, 2018    
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 4, 2017               Agenda Minutes
February 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 30, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 22, 2017 Agenda Minutes

 

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2016               Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 30, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2016  cancelled - -
May 25, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 6, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 23, 2016 Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 14, 2015                 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2015 cancelled Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2015 cancelled - -
March 25, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 6, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2015 Agenda No Quorum 
June 3, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Agenda No Quorum
July 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 29, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2015 cancelled - -
September 23, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2015 cancelled -     -
October 28, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 cancelled -  -
November 25, 2015  Agenda  Minutes
December 9, 2015 cancelled - -
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 29, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 12, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 12, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 9, 2014 cancelled - -
April 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2014 cancelled
June 4, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 2, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2014 cancelled
July 30, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 17, 2014 cancelled Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 1, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 3, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 31, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 4, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 2, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2013 cancelled
October 30, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 27, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 11, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2012 cancelled
March 21, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 2, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 30, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2012 cancelled

2017-2018 Work Plan

The 2017-2018 Work Plan summarizes the high priority objectives for the committee term and establishes an action plan to achieve those objectives.

2017 in Review

An overview of the committee's 2017 objectives, accomplishments, and future goals as presented at the Council of Council's on October 12, 2017.

  • View the poster  (753 kb)

Reporting our activities to City Council

Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the commission

vcpc@vancouver.ca

Executive Director
Yuri Artibise

Phone: 604-873-7477

Meeting Coordinator
Denise Swanston

Phone: 604-871-6399

Vancouver City Planning Commission site