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May Monthly Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Janine Theobald
10:47
The GVCEH update will be really quick if there is an opportunity to share some of the time we have allocated :)
North Park Neighbourhood Association
13:25
Thanks Janine!
Ann Maffey
15:09
Hi good to be here
Katie Fillion she/her
19:29
It's a pretty neat project and I love that the design is based on the general store that used to be on the site.
North Park Neighbourhood Association
23:30
May update: https://npna.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/North-Park-May-2021-Update-.docx.pdf
Sarah (NPNA) she/her
31:33
Are you able to make it a bit bigger?
Katie Fillion she/her
56:58
Sheila that is so heartbreaking and scary
sopnia kahil
59:38
Thanks Chelsea, I'll do that too.
Harold
01:00:24
How much of the violence is between people who know each other and how much is random?
Janine Theobald she/her
01:03:14
https://victoriahomelessness.ca/tinyhomes/
Chelsea Lyon
01:05:01
SOLID Outreach: 250-298-9497
Janine Theobald she/her
01:09:48
jtheobald@victoriahomelessness.ca
Sean Kahil
01:11:21
Cst. Bingham. I just wanted to comment that there could also be a certain amount of "desensitisation" from people answering emergency calls. It's a question of what is "normal" for a certain context or neighbourhood.Again anecdotal, but when there was a person in Central Park was throwing knives I called it in and was asked if the person was "brandishing" it. The person was just randomly throwing knives around and (subjectively) mentally disturbed, but I reported what I was seeing and no intervention was required because there was no "brandishing".I'm hoping that this effect Is accounted for in some way.
John Ho
01:14:30
Climate Leadership Plan: https://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Sustainability/Documents/City%20of%20Victoria%20Climate%20Action%20Plan.pdf
Cst. Jose Bingham
01:14:40
Thank you for your comment Sean. I can take this away and hopefully provide you and the group with a response.
John Ho
01:17:23
https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/public-safety/emergency-preparedness-victoriaready.html
Sean Kahil
01:18:05
Thanks Jose.I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I thank you for your efforts on behalf of the community. These are complex issues and approaching it in an objective way is challenging to say the least.
John Ho
01:22:22
https://bringithome4climate.ca/
Al & Deirdre
01:24:49
Why isn’t the city insisting that all large new developments meet LEED Platinum standards to increase energy efficiency? More energy efficiency equals less carbon released. This is within the city’s bailiwick. The mayor didn’t respond when I posed this question re the proposed Telus tower downtown development - a glass skyscraper
Ann Maffey
01:25:41
To help reduce vehicle emissions right away could be done if traffic lights on major routes were synchronized so that cars are not sitting idling at every intersection
John Ho
01:26:32
Hi Al, as part of our Climate Emergency High Impact Actions we are accelerating Step Code to the highest energy efficiency level (net zero energy ready) by 2025 which will make all new buildings net zero energy ready. More info on Step Code: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/climate-change/climate-leadership/low-carbon-high-performance-buildings.html
Ann Maffey
01:28:37
What about solar panels onto of all buildings
allison ashcroft
01:31:17
how is the City ensuring that city, utility, prov and fed rebates and incentives and loan programs for building retrofits are accessible to marginalized households - households in low income, newcomers single parents, racialized households, seniors, renters in market send nonmarket housing who comprise a significant portion. how will the city and province be tracking amd reporting on who is accessing these benefits/incentives ie spatially or by demographic group?
allison ashcroft
01:32:33
the initial design of the crystal pool which was halted just said it would be electrified, but there was no discussion or plans for energy efficiency or waste heat/waste-to-energy.
Sarah (NPNA) she/her
01:35:57
79% of North Park residents are renters - how is that being taken into consideration on some of these home based initiatives?
allison ashcroft
01:37:45
john i don't think you want to wait or expect impactful interventions on equity from the equity framework. firstly they've made it clear that it will be rolled out in a very isolated/specific way and slowly beginning in 2022 and 2023 budgets. I think Laura and team need to take the responsibility for ensuring that city crd prov utility and fed programs are centring equity and affordability and targeting those households with the highest cost burdens and the greatest precarity of income and housing.
Sarah Potts
01:39:09
We did have this conversation around this durning the heat pump discussion and I can pull up the direction or ask staff.
Shelagh MacKinnon
01:39:17
Thanks everyone, so much for this meeting. I apologize that I have to leave now. Thanks Sarah!
Sarah (NPNA) she/her
01:39:36
Thanks Shelagh!
Sarah Potts
01:41:06
Though point noted on the equity framework as a whole.
Sean Kahil
01:42:26
So. No interest on the City's part in encouraging personal zero emission vehicles?
John Ho
01:42:37
Thanks Allison, the work that the equity office is doing is very valuable particularly in the mapping work they are doing which will help us better reach and target households that would benefit most from income qualified programs such as the forthcoming heat pump incentive program
John Ho
01:43:21
currently there are utility offerings that heavily favour low income households by switching to fossil gas
Janine Theobald she/her
01:45:54
Thanks!
Eleni Gibson, NPNA
01:48:06
https://www.victoria.ca/EN/meta/news/public-notices/virtual-public-hearings.html
Katie Fillion she/her
01:50:31
Nice work!!!
Alastair Singh-McCollum (he/him)
01:57:05
Thanks Sarah - this looks great, has my full support!
Harold
01:58:36
Why is this a temporary and not permanent installation? How about a bike repair stop at this location for people using the new bike route?
Katie Fillion she/her
02:00:13
Absolutely love this idea. Trading 2 parking spaces for an outdoor community space makes a lot of sense. Let's try it out! And Harold, I love the idea of a bike repair stop!!!
Neal
02:00:49
The city has no program that would enable this to exist permanently. Build Back Victoria is the only one that contemplates something like this but all of the permits granted under BBV are only temporary.
Sarah Potts
02:02:19
Not directly related to this installation but staff are bringing back recommendations around some BBV moving to permanent installations where possible
Janine Theobald she/her
02:05:09
I have to step away now - thanks all for a great meeting :) I am totally in favour of this temporary patio - I am sure if there are concerns brought up by Anawim the community could rise to address them - Looking forward to our next meetings!
Katie Fillion she/her
02:15:29
love that idea Gail
Chelsea Lyon
02:16:09
Yeah Gail - the live music suggestion is great!