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2017 White Rock News and Announcements

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Statement from the City of White Rock Regarding Peace Arch News’ Editorial “Multileveled divisions”,

In the editorial, “Multileveled divisions”, published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the writer makes the statements below, which we believe are misleading.

“The onus now is for civic officials to show taxpayers – their employers – how this is a good plan both financially and for their community’s betterment. They should explain in detail how a multi-million-dollar investment can pay for itself, and they should explain how they plan to increase tourist traffic year-round so that parking spots – ergo, businesses – don’t sit vacant.” Peace Arch News

The editorial implies that the City did not provide the financial and/or general rationale for the parking structure. That is not correct.

On Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting, Dan Bottrill, Chief Administration Officer delivered a presentation outlining how this parkade will pay for itself, how the calculations take into account parking visitors who are price sensitive, how differential parking rates will help increase tourists to the area with available parking capacity and more.

The Land Use & Planning corporate report on the Waterfront Parkade and on table presentations are available on the City’s website: 

Anyone from the public who could not attend the meeting, and wishes to review this presentation, which includes financial modeling regarding parkade rates and size, can do so at their convenience by watching the video and choosing item 8 (highlighted in the screenshot below).

Screenshot of a recorded Council Meeting


The City strives to ensure the public is informed with factual and accurate information that will help encourage meaningful civic discussions. 

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Other News in 2017 White Rock News and Announcements

Help Organize the Sea Festival!

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Holiday hours at City Facilities

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Update on the Memorial Park Project

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Winter 2017/2018 Bus Service Changes

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Council in 2018

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Pick up your Annual Pay Parking Decals

Posted on: November 3, 2017

Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: October 5, 2017

White Rock Celebrates Culture Days!

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Translink Fall Service Changes

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Calling all Youth Artists!

Posted on: August 21, 2017

Cancelled: Air Quality Advisory

Posted on: July 18, 2017

38th Annual Tour de White Rock

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Available now!

Posted on: June 22, 2017

Update No. 4: Fire on Marine Drive

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

Posted on: March 1, 2017

City Facilities Closures - Family Day

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Calling all Entertainers

Posted on: February 8, 2017