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Transportation Planning Engineer Expo 86 files

Series consists of correspondence, informal reports, City reports, consultants' reports, notes to file, minutes of the Transportation Working Group and the Expo Traffic Operations Group, and architectural drawings of sites, relating to transportation and traffic planning activities of committees of Provincial, Expo, and City officials for Expo 86. Textual records arranged chronologically; oversize maps and architectural drawings are a separate chronological sequence.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Development permit files

Series consists of Development Permit applications, plans, correspondence and other related documents pertaining to property development of social service facilities or large building projects which include a social housing component. Included are "community amenity contribution" agreements with developers of large projects who have agreed to a social housing or related aspect to their development as part of the permit negotiation process. Address or subject files arranged chronologically, according to the latest date represented in a given file.

Vancouver (B.C.). Social Planning Department

Interim Advisory Museum Board working files

Series consists of working files kept by the secretary of the Board, or by the Office of the City Clerk on behalf of the Board, relating to the Board's advisory role to Council on the new museum (originally called the Centennial Museum). Arranged according to Office of the City Clerk filing order.

Vancouver (B.C.). Interim Advisory Museum Board

Rental Accommodation Grievance Board master correspondence files

Files contains incoming correspondence and the office's replies thereto relating to requests for information and advisory services to landslords and tenants. Arranged alphabetically by correspondents' names within folders labelled A through Z, and within each file, chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Rental Accommodation Grievance Board

Rental Accommodation Grievance Board appeal files

Series contains grievance case files relating to complaints of either the tenant or the landlord in the rental relationship, the majority grievances of tenants. Records include completed applications for filing a grievance and the official signed judgement of the Board. Arranged by appeal number and followed by tenant and landlord name card index set.

Vancouver (B.C.). Rental Accommodation Grievance Board

Airport Board's correspondence

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to requests received from the private and public sectors on matters in which the Board was authorized to grant permission, e.g. site, buildings, insurance, etc. Attached items include plans. Files also contain cross-reference sheets pointing to correspondence filed in series 523, Operational subject files. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject.

Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board

Economic Development Office company files

Series consists of correspondence, brochures, and clippings relating to the Manager's activities as private sector advocate (with e.g. building permit applications), as business sector information officer for the City, and as one of the City's representatives in economic planning processes. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Vancouver (B.C.). Economic Development Office

Rental Accommodation Grievance Board operational subject files

Series constitutes the working files kept by Board members relating to liaison with Council and City offices, other municipalities, and rental organizations, to the filing of reference material related to Board decision-making, to support services for tenants, and to administrative matters such as reporting and office matters, and other related activities. Records include correspondence, reports, published material, forms, etc. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Vancouver (B.C.). Rental Accommodation Grievance Board

Airport Board operational subject files

Series consists of subject files relating to airport administration (land, site, buildings, personnel, access routes and public transportation, liaison with airline companies, public bodies, related professional organizations, and financial matters). Records include correspondence, copies of leases and other documents, airport by-laws, reports, plans, a few photographs, etc.). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board

Elections - oaths of office

Series consists of oaths of office (originals) relating to the City Clerk's function as oaths commissioner and recordkeeper. Arranged alphabetically by position represented.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Mayor G.G. McGeer's investigation transcripts and reports

Series contains Mayor McGeer's copies of transcripts and reports relating to investigations of fraud, conflict of interest, and poor management within the City bureaucracy in various administrative units. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the Mayor

Transcripts of Governmental Review Commission proceedings

Series consists of original typed transcripts of Hearings no. 1-12 and 17-18 (which include handwritten corrections), relating to the expertise and opinions of a full range of community and individual represention on the question of electoral reform and consideration of the ward system. Arranged in hearing number order, i.e. chronologically by date of hearing.

Vancouver (B.C.). Governmental Review Commission

Airport Board ledgers

Series consists of ledgers related to the Vancouver Airport's accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Documented, for example, are payors and amounts of all airport fees.

Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board

Long Term Care manuals

Series consists of four policy and procedure manuals of the Long Term Care Program comprising B.C. Ministry of Health directives and departmental memoranda.

Vancouver (B.C.). Health Continuing Care Division

Governmental Review Commission hearings exhibits

Series contains files on Hearings no. 1 through 20, including hearing agendas (which include lists of speakers and exhibits for each hearing) and associated exhibits (which consist of briefs, letters, articles, excerpts from reports, electoral procedure examples from other jurisdictions, etc.). Arranged by hearing number, i.e. chronologically by date of hearing.

Vancouver (B.C.). Governmental Review Commission

Elections - warrants to fill vacancies

Series consists of one file containing warrants (originals signed and sealed) issued by the Mayor and Clerk to the Returning Officer calling for by-elections to fill mid-term vacancies on Council, the Park Board, and the School Board, according to the requirements of the Vancouver Incorporation Act (later called the Vancouver Charter). File also contains a 3-page letter from Alderman Tom Alsbury explaining the reasons for his resignation (14 Oct. 1958). Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Street ends files

Series consists of a variety of legal or survey files containing records relating to property title at street ends, i.e. any street that ends at a waterfront. These waterfront files contain information on sales, leases, dedications, sub-divisions, easements, rights-of-way, encroachments, areaways, etc. The records have a legal, fiscal, and historical significance respecting other levels of government, railways, and the public. (This series was discontinued in 1974 and replaced by "Legal/Survey Files", not yet held by the Archives). Arranged alphabetically by street name.

Vancouver (B.C.). Surveys Branch

Engineering Department old policy files

Series consists of about 300 subject files documenting policy development over a long period. Arranged in policy number order.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Social housing policy files

Series consists of subject files relating to planning activities for housing low income residents of Vancouver. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Vancouver (B.C.). Social Planning Department

City Manager's operational files

Series consists of records which document strategy development among appointed and elected officials on matters which came before City Council (including some originals which had been addressed to department heads). Although predominant dates are 1968-1976, these are the issues before the City from the time of the establishment of the City Manager position (which coincides with a broad functional organization of the filing system, mid-1970s on). Arranged generally by broad functional area (i.e. by department).

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

Market Commissioner's administrative files

Series consists of the Market Commissioner's files relating to the position's reporting to relevant standing committees. Records include inward and outward correspondence, reports to standing committees, and other documents relating to policy and practice research and implementation, as well as public relations efforts. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Market Commissioner

City agreements records

Series contains the City's agreements respecting engineering services, land issues, general maintenance services to City buildings, for prescription drugs (health services), and other matters. Agreements are originals, the earliest of them handwritten. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

City Archives' correspondence files

Series consists of the Archives' housekeeping and operational files generated during the period when Robert D. Watt (1971-1972 ) and R. Lynn Ogden (1973-1975) served as City Archivists. Included are sequences of general correspondence (arranged alphabetically), departmental correspondence (arranged alphabetically), and collections correspondence (for 1971-1972 only).

Vancouver (B.C.). Archives

Building Inspector's Technical Planning Board minutes

Series consists of the Building Inspector's copies of the minutes (Sept. 1959 - June 1972). The position had been part of the Building Department until 28 Feb. 1967, then became part of the newly established Permits and Licenses Department. The Building Inspector sat on the Technical Planning Board, gave input, and carried out decisions. Also included are Civic Design Panel minutes (1962-1971), Development Permit Sub-committee minutes (1964-1966, 1970-1972), and Zoning and Real Estate Sub-committee minutes 1963-1966). Arranged in sets and therein chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Technical Planning Board

City agreements log

Series consists of lists of agreements filed by the Office of the City Clerk. Column headings are: "Date Received", "Date of Document", "Subject", "Parties", and "File Number". Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Occupational Health Division program records

Series consists of files relating to the operation of the Employee Assistance Program and the occupational health services of the department. Included are minutes, reports, surveys, and correspondence to and from various departments, particularly the Police Department, relating to occupational health and safety issues.

Vancouver (B.C.). Occupational Health Division

Planning Department film collection

Series consists of films or copies of films collected by the Planning Department, and related to the City and regional planning of the 1960s: urban renewal, downtown planning, and harbour development. Arranged chronologically. The films were presented by the City of Vancouver. Films were produced by Pageant Productions Ltd. of Vancouver for the National Film Board of Canada.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

City Planning Commission minutes and other records

Series consists of a clearly organized set of Vancouver Town Planning Commission / City Planning Commission minutes (1955-1971), and files dated late 1952 to 1955 which were the earliest files on the Commission kept by the newly created Planning Department (established 1 Nov. 1952). Arranged chronologically. For Vancouver Town Planning Commission minutes dated 1925-1955, see series 395, "Commission minutes", within the Vancouver Town Planning Commission fonds. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission

Union anomalies, arbitrations, and grievances case files

Series consists of annual file sets primarily on "anomalies", but including arbitrations and a few grievances, relating to City (employer) negotiations with the inside (Local 15) and outside (Local 1004) unions, including Parks, Police, and Library units. Inside union predominant dates are 1957-1969; outside union predominant dates are 1952-1969. (Not all years are represented because discussions took place around union contract periods.) Series also includes files documenting union jurisdiction and certification. Documented are primarily union jobs (e.g., Clerk III, Housing Inspectors, etc.), along with position histories (and frequently mentioning the names of the individuals who filled them), but the odd senior position is represented also. Records include Board of Arbitration minutes (reference copies), some draft agreements with the unions, correspondence with the unions, internal correspondence, analyses of various types (including positions surveys, i.e., charts which compare the same positions among several government and/or private sector organizations), and departmental organization charts which situate the positions being considered for reclassification or salary increase/decrease. Arranged alphabetically by file title (i.e., fringe benefits, inside union, outside union, statutory holidays, etc.), and therein chronologically. The files were arranged according to "inside union" and "outside union", and therein designated by year, with detailed and inconsistent file titles (these are cited on the file folders only, for privacy reasons).

Vancouver (B.C.). Human Resource Services

Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms

Series consists of a photocopied set of heritage evaluation forms completed for older buildings as background information in the preparation of the revised 1986 heritage inventory. Work carried out by consultants Commonwealth Historic Resource Management and The Eikos Group Inc. The forms provide details on construction date, original owner, current owner, architect, style or type designation, materials used, description, preliminary evaluation, and include a photocopy of a photograph of each building. Occasionally building "clusters" are identified on separate forms. Arranged by numbered avenues, and then alphabetically by named streets.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

Property tax records

Series consists of a variety of ledgers and publications relating to property tax activities, such as Crown land tax collection (the City is responsible for the billing), and sales of lands for nonpayment of property taxes (which show a particularly high volume of sales during the 1930s, the period when the City's Property Endowment Fund originated). Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Vancouver (B.C.). Revenue and Treasury Division

Risk Management files

Series consists of general subject correspondence files relating to: organization of the Risk Management program; indemnification issues pertaining to the provision of provincial health services by the City; indemnification issues pertaining to the training and use of police reserves; the training and use of police reserves; the removal of trees on City and private property; the use of police dogs; and general claims of liability made against the City .

Vancouver (B.C.). Risk and Emergency Management Division

Records of Alderman Libby Davies

Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to Davies' role as Alderman, member of the Standing Committee of Council on Finance & Priorities and chair of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission. The general correspondence and outgoing correspondence files are arranged chronologically. Other file titles pertain to the subject matter of the contents or the alphabetical designation of the correspondents name.

Davies, Elizabeth (Libby)

Aerial survey photographs

Series consists mainly of 25 x 25 cm b&w photographs, each showing a perpendicular view of a small area of Vancouver (sometimes known as mosaics). Series also includes 11 photographs of the Cassiar Connector taken in 1991, 62 x 66 cm or smaller.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

False Creek south project reports

Series consists of the set of consultants' reports and newsletters relating to the City's innovative industrial revitalization projects on the south shore of False Creek. Arranged chronologically by year.

Vancouver (B.C.). False Creek Development Group

Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register (buildings demolished for redevelopment)

Series consists of heritage evaluation forms on buildings deleted from the heritage register because the building has been demolished. The request for a deletion originates from the applicant for a development permit where that redevelopment entails demolition of the existing building(s). Once the development permit is approved because there is no possibility of keeping the building through negotiation with the owner, demolition is permitted. Arranged by street address.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

Rain gauge registers

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation in Vancouver.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

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