Government

The District of West Vancouver is committed to governing under fiscal best practices, to the highest ethical standards, with a commitment to transparency, and with the goal of including as many citizens as possible in Council meetings, community consultations and the democratic process.

The District operates under a Council/Manager system, under which the elected Council provides policy direction to staff, which then implements Council policy. 

Departments & Operations

Information about departments and services, including financial information, freedom of information requests, archives, and cemetery.

Development Applications

Major development applications are reviewed and processed by the Planning Department. The following is a list of applications currently underway.

Capital Projects

Capital improvements to district infrastructure and facilities are an investment in our future and make West Vancouver a better place to live. 

The Engineering Department's annual capital program includes:

  • road building and transporation improvements
  • bridge rehabilitation work
  • water utility repair and improvements
  • sanitary sewer and storm drainage projects

Other capital projects may include work on the foreshore, park improvements, and upgrades to municipal facilities.

Agendas & Minutes

Find agendas, watch council meeting videos

Notices

Notices of upcoming public hearings and public meetings and statutory notices are posted here.

Notice of Public Hearing regarding Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4877, 2016; Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4879, 2016; and Proposed Development Permit 15-001 for 5616 Westport Place (Sykes Residence) (public hearing scheduled for May 16, 2016)

Notice of Public Hearing regarding proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4890, 2016 and Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 4891, 2016 for 1425 Gordon Avenue (Vinson Residence) (public hearing scheduled for May 16, 2016)

Notice of Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4895, 2016 (regarding fence height and materials, maximum allowable floor area on consolidated lots, and landscaping regarding control of storm water runoff) (public hearing scheduled for May 16, 2016)

Notice of Consideration regarding Development Permit Application 15-082 (Shoppers Drug Mart at 1583 Marine Drive) (for consideration at the May 16, 2016 regular Council meeting)

Notice of Consideration regarding Temporary Use Permit Application 16-008 (1327 Marine Drive) (for consideration at the May 16, 2016 regular Council meeting)

Committees

Committees, working groups, boards and panels

Citizen Contribution to Governance

Working jointly with Council and staff, West Vancouver’s citizens have made significant contributions to many of the long-term issues facing our community.

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Get Involved

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