Category: City Hall

Another 1,300 rental units in Vancouver last year, fourth straight year with more than 1,000

Vision Vancouver’s Rental 100 program did another year of heavy lifting in 2015, adding nearly 1,300 new market rental units, making this the fourth year in a row when the city added more than 1,000 units. These units… Read More

Pressure grows on Transport Minister Todd Stone to show leadership on taxi system

With Vancouver taxi companies scrambling to get 58 more cabs on the road for the Christmas rush, Transportation Minister Todd Stone is coming under increasing pressure to show leadership in the face of the crisis facing the region’s… Read More

Vancouver city finances in solid shape thanks to careful, transparent budget process

With council poised to approve a 2.3 percent tax increase next week, it’s worth remembering that Vancouver’s budget process, which has recently come under scrutiny by think tanks and business columnists, meets or exceeds the best standards in… Read More

Actually, the way Vancouver keeps its books makes a lot of sense – just ask rating agencies

This week’s report from the C.D. Howe Institute complaining about how Canadian cities keep their books actually ranks Vancouver as tied in second place with four other municipalities for accuracy and transparency of its budgeting. But that didn’t stop the… Read More