Council's Priorities: 2014 to 2018

Mayor and Council have determined eight priorities for the District to focus on throughout their term from 2014 to 2018.

Ambleside: Waterfront & Town Centre

Ambleside's waterfront is a jewel, unique in the lower mainland for its scenic offering of ocean, mountains, forest and foreshore. It is a much-loved destination with a range of users and activities. More Information

Built Form, Housing & Neighbourhood Character

One of the most difficult that West Vancouver has ever faced, this issue defies simple solutions. More Information

Fiscal Sustainability & Municipal Services

Municipal governments across Canada are dealing with the problem of ageing facilities and infrastructure, most of it built during the 1950s, '60s and '70s, a period of unprecedented growth and construction of public buildings, roads, water mains and sewers across the country. More Information

Natural Environment & Climate Action

More than ever, residents are experiencing the effects of a changing climate, such as king tides, tropical storms, summer droughts, and these will likely continue. We will carry forward the direction established by the previous council and establishing best practices for reducing the environmental footprint of cities and finding ways for us to live more sustainably. More Information

Official Community Plan Review

In 2016 we launched a process that will guide us as we update the Official Community Plan (OCP), giving Council, staff and the community a vital planning tool for the next decade. More Information

Arts, Culture & Heritage

The District, working together with community stakeholders, is in the process of completing a high-level visual and performing arts strategy. This will form the backbone for the development of a detailed five-year Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan, with extensive public input and consultation with arts, culture and heritage organizations, groups, and people in the community. More Information

Police Services & Municipal Hall Project (formerly the Public Safety Building)

After years of planning and construction, this critical piece of community infrastructure was completed on time and on budget. More Information

Traffic and Transportation

Council is looking for ways to address the community’s significant concern related to traffic and transportation issues in West Vancouver and across the North Shore. Staff are currently defining objectives and deliverables. More Information