Question & Answer Period

Question and Answer (QA) period is held at Regular Council meetings and is an opportunity for the public to ask Council questions and receive answers (if available). QA is noted in the record and once the minutes are adopted, the questions and answers will be available on the table below. 

There may be instances where the City is unable to provide an answer at the meeting; however, the question will be forwarded to staff and the response will be updated in this table when available.

If there are any questions, please contact Corporate Administration at 604 541 2212 or clerksoffice@whiterockcity.ca 

Council and Committee Procedure Bylaw, 2018, No. 2232, Amendment No. 1 (Question and Answer Period), 2019, No. 2277

2019 Questions and Answers (Regular Council)

Date Question Answer/Response
2019-02-25 Inquired if there was information in regard to riparian rights and how he can learn more about it.    Staff will follow-up in regard to the inquiry. 
2019-02-11 Suggested that the needs parkland and greenspace, the road ends in the City have never been designated as park. Would urge Council to establish the road ends as park and open the opportunity for the community to landscape them, along with the City’s efforts. Inquired when the Council would make a decision be protect all of the road ends and not make them available for sale to any persons as they are City assets and should remain under the City. There has been a corporate report to Council requested already in regard to road ends, it is anticipated to come back March 11, 2019.

2019-02-11 In regard to the December 20, 2018 storm: Did the City have enough insurance on the harbor board managed west float to repair it and compensate the owners who lost their boats? The City does have the Pier Insurance at the appraised value of $7M. The City’s insurers are reviewing the documentation regarding the damage and repair work necessary and is also working with the White Rock Harbour Board insurance company to help resolve the issues. In regard to the west float and boats that were lost – the City is waiting final confirmation.   
2019-01-28 Commented that January 23, 2019 it was the highest tide of the month and it was half a meter higher than it was on December 20, 2018 (without any storm surges), does the City know what the geodetic height of the breakwater is now and how does it compare to what it was twenty (20) years ago?  Following the meeting staff confirmed that the City does not have this information.
2019-01-28 Noted concern with the new permit parking decal regulations / costs. She does not think it is fair she has to pay for a decal to park.   The City has recently announced the establishment of a Parking Task Force. The Parking Task Force’s work plan will include a review of the parking decal program.  
2019-01-28 As a result of the December 2018 storm the City will be re-doing the “riprap” on East Beach, would like staff to review the use a soft berm approach instead; and further requested Council to assess the Marina Concept with the question what is the expense to re-build vs. the revenue. The City in its' best effort to have the repairs completed as soon as possible will be again using the riprap approach; however, future considerations or works may include consideration of a soft berm approach.
2019-01-28 Commented their home was built in 1947 and has no driveway, with the new parking decal regulations it is unfair that there is now a $12 annual decal fee. The City has recently announced the establishment of a Parking Task Force. The Parking Task Force’s work plan will include a review of the parking decal program.
2019-01-28 It would be helpful for the public if the City were to live stream the meetings.  The City offers live streaming of all Council and Standing Committee meetings held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on its website.