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Vancouver City Council Approves $ 3.49 Billion Four-Year Capital Plan

The new plan represents an increase of about 26% over the previous four-year plan, with staff primarily on the city's dilapidated infrastructure. Said to deal with it.

Vancouver City Hall.
Vancouver City Hall. Photo: Francis Georgian /PNG

Vancouver City Council plans a four-year capital plan for $ 3.492 on Wednesday Was unanimously approved. $ 1 billion investment in infrastructure and amenities.

Plans from 2023 to 2026 include areas such as sewers, roads, sidewalks, affordable housing, childcare, arts, parks, recreation centers, libraries and fire departments. Includes investment in. ..

The new plan represents an increase of about 26% over the previous four-year plan, and staff presentations are primarily aimed at addressing the city's aging infrastructure. is. Categories that were more funded than the previous four-year plan included housing, community facilities, public security, streets, and water.

Investing in childcare was about the same, but parks, arts and culture were down from previous plans.

The version of the plan approved on Wednesday arose from the March and April council workshops and the public involvement in April and May. Funding increased due to several priorities between the proposed capital plan presented in the spring and the updated version submitted to Congress on Wednesday.

• $ 35 million increase ($ 105 million to $ 140 million) Vancouver Aquatic Center renewal and expansion.

• $ 30 million to build a fire station in downtown South.

• $ 20 million for coastal adaptation, forest canopy improvement, and ecosystem restoration.

• $ 2.5 million to build Chinatown Memorial Square.

• $ 2.4 million for the Oakridge branch library.

• $ 700,000 for refurbishing the Fire Hall Arts Theater.

At the beginning of the week,Postmedia Newswas electronic from citizens upset about a capital plan proposed by the Vancouver Parks Commission to cut 67% of funds for construction. I reported that I was flooded by email. And sports field updates. In response, the Park Commission passed a motion on Monday calling on the city to redistribute $ 7.7 million to the sports field to recover some of the money cut from the previous four-year plan.

ABC Coun. After several people at the city council on Wednesday discussing the value of outdoor team sports for young people and adults. Lisa Dominato has introduced an amendment to redistribute $ 3 million to the sports field. Her amendment was passed in a 6-4 vote with her fellow ABC Council. Sarah Kirby Jung, Rebecca Bry, and Team Coun. Colleen Hardwick, Green Coun. Mayor Michael Weave and Kennedy Stewart.

The council has approved another amendment from Carbyyon to increase funding for the repair and strengthening of Gastown and Water Street from $ 7 million to $ 10 million.

NPA counsel. Melissa De Genova has introduced an amendment instructing staff to consider raising funds and building a pool at Mount Pleasant Park. This has been requested several times by the Park Commission since the previous outdoor pool was closed in 2009. support.

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