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Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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The 1886 Act of Incorporation of the City of Vancouver provided for ten Aldermen and a Mayor to form the Council. Aldermen were renamed Councillors in 1992. The broad function of Councillors, as direct representatives of the public, is to participate in the governance of the city through Council and its various Committees, Boards and Commissions. As members of Council, they propose by-laws and resolutions, consider and vote on all matters governed by the Council, and generally bring public and political concerns to the decision-making process. In carrying out these responsibilities, Councillors have no authority as individuals other than those powers delegated by Council as a whole. An example is the appointment by Council of one of its members as Deputy Mayor. Until 1936, Councillors were primarily elected under the ward system, in which Councillors were representatives of their respective wards. Since 1936, they have been elected in the present "at large" system. The nature of Councillors' duties have also changed over time. Before 1956, they were involved in all aspects of the governance of the City, including its daily operations. Since 1956, when the Committee structure of governance was abolished and a Board of Administration was established in their place to manage all operations, Councillors have become more involved in policy development and deciding long term goals for the city. They have also had the opportunity to specialize in their own areas of civic interest.

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Under the Vancouver Charter Council has authority to delegate its executive or administrative powers to any committee comprised of members of Council or employees of the City. In many respects the "special committees" established during their particular periods indicate the issues or administrative trends of their day. For example, from 1930 to 1959 Council struck a very large number of special committees for brief periods to carry out a wide variety of activities, while more recently, since about 1975, special committees are fewer and generally remain in place for a number of years. Special committees have been assigned power to act or charged with reporting and preparing recommendations for Council. During 1930-1959 it was particularly common practice to also consider the following types of groups "special committees": ad hoc subcommittees of standing committees, working groups of senior staff who submitted reports (and sometimes recommendations), and small delegations of Council members in search of information or to communicate with higher government offices. Special committee memberships have varied widely, including many combinations of Council and/or City staff, private citizens, and members of outside organizations.

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Vancouver (B.C.). Building and Town Planning Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Building and Town Planning Committee, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Select Committee on Taxation ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Select Committee on Taxation, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Social Development Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Social Development Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Cultural Communities ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Cultural Communities, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Disability Issues ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Race Relations ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Advisory Committee on Race Relations, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Downtown Parking ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Downtown Parking, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on False Creek ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on False Creek, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Fire Protection ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Fire Protection, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Housing ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Housing, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Magistrates' Court Building ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Magistrates' Court Building, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Municipal Taxation Review Commission ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Municipal Taxation Review Commission, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Building, Civic Planning and Parks Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Building, Civic Planning and Parks Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Recreation Task Force ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Recreation Task Force, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Development Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Development Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Safer City Task Force ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Safer City Task Force, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Race Relations ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Race Relations, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Community Development Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Community Development Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electoral Boundaries Commission ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Electoral Boundaries Commission, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Equal Employment Opportunity Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). False Creek Review and Recommendations Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). False Creek Review and Recommendations Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Finance Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Finance Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Fraser Lands Steering Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Fraser Lands Steering Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Industrial Survey Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Industrial Survey Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Information Systems Plan Study Team ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Information Systems Plan Study Team, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Joint Park Board Responsibility Study Steering Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Joint Park Board Responsibility Study Steering Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Occupational Health and Safety ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Occupational Health and Safety, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Structure of Local Government ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Structure of Local Government, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on the Disabled ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on the Disabled, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Urban Landscape Task Force ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Urban Landscape Task Force, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Urban Noise Task Force ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Urban Noise Task Force, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vancouver Arts Initiative ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vancouver Arts Initiative, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vancouver Civic Centre Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vancouver Civic Centre Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Water Opportunities Advisory Group ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Water Opportunities Advisory Group, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Beach Review Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Beach Review Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Strathcona Rehabilitation Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Strathcona Rehabilitation Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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

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Vancouver (B.C.). Interim Advisory Museum Board, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Theatres Board ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Theatres Board, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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

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Vancouver (B.C.). False Creek Development Group, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Technical Advisory Committee on Library Square Design ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Technical Advisory Committee on Library Square Design, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Transportation Access to UBC and UEL ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Transportation Access to UBC and UEL, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Property Taxation ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Task Force on Property Taxation, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee re Consultative Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee re Consultative Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee re Downtown Redevelopment Fund ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee re Downtown Redevelopment Fund, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Joint Committee on Skid Road Problems ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Joint Committee on Skid Road Problems, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Negotiating Committee ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Negotiating Committee, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Staff Training and Development Project ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Staff Training and Development Project, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Finance and Administration ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Finance and Administration, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Health and Welfare ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Waterfront and Environment ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Standing Committee on Waterfront and Environment, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Commission on Civic Salaries ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Commission on Civic Salaries, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Symphony Recovery Task Force ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Symphony Recovery Task Force, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Seniors ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Special Committee on Seniors, is a committee created by: Vancouver (B.C.) City Council

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Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

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