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January 1, 2000

October 20, 2020

Development Cost Charge Bylaw (DCC) Consultation on October 30

As noted previously, the City of Abbotsford is updating its Development Cost Charge (DCCBylaw, and will be hosting a Virtual Online Meeting between 10:00am and 11:30am on October 30, 2020. To register for the consultation session, please visit the Let’s Talk Abbotsford Portal. The information page also includes a survey for providing additional feedback. 

On August 6, the City of Abbotsford held a DCC consultation session and presentation highlighting the proposed rate changes. The presentation can be found here. See here for the letter that UDI submitted to the City of Abbotsford on August 27.th

Please contact Richard Demkiw with any comments/ questions. He can also be reached by phone at 778.388.1639.


 

October 6, 2020

Development Cost Charge Bylaw (DCC) Consultation on October 30

The City of Abbotsford is updating its Development Cost Charge (DCCBylaw, and will be hosting a Virtual Online Meeting between 10:00am and 11:30am on October 30, 2020. To register for the consultation session, please visit the Let’s Talk Abbotsford Portal. The information page also includes a survey for providing additional feedback. 

On August 6, the City of Abbotsford held a DCC consultation session and presentation highlighting the proposed rate changes. The presentation can be found here.

See here for the letter that UDI submitted to the City of Abbotsford on August 27.th

Please contact Richard Demkiw with any comments/ questions. He can also be reached by phone at 778.388.1639.


 

September 8, 2020

Development Cost Charge Bylaw (DCC) Consultation

On August 6, the City of Abbotsford held a DCC stakeholder Consultation meeting including UDI members. After the meeting several concerns were raised that due to changing calculation metric, members noted that individual projects’ rate increases could vary from what was highlighted in the consultation session. It was suggested that additional information providing a more direct comparison of existing and proposed DCC rates would provide a more straightforward framework. As a result, on August 27, UDI submitted a letter that requests further consultation on the proposed rates.

The DCC proposal is slated to go to Council in November.

See here for the letter.

See here for the presentation which highlights the proposed rate increases for residential and non-residential developments on page 18.


 

August 11, 2020

UPDATED: DCC Draft Bylaw Update

As noted in the last newsletter, the City of Abbotsford is reviewing its Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw, which has not had a major update since 2008/2010. UDI participated in a Virtual Online Meeting on August 6 regarding the DCC review (see the attached presentation). It is anticipated that an updated DCC By-law will go to Council in November. If it is approved then, it will be forwarded to the Province for review.

The City has released the draft rates, and have provided an information page and survey for comment. They are asking for responses by August 28. UDI will be providing the City with a letter. If you have a project in Abbotsford, we ask that you review the material and provide Richard Demkiw with any comments/questions by August 24. He can also be reached by phone at 778.388.1639.


 

July 28, 2020

DCC Draft Bylaw Update

The City of Abbotsford is updating its Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw, and will be hosting a Virtual Online Meeting between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on August 6 (see details below).

The  draft rates have recently been released, and staff have provided an information page and survey for comment. Staff are asking for responses to the survey by August 31, 2020.

 

McKee Neighbourhood Plan

At the City of Abbotsford Executive Committee meeting on July 20, a report on Stage 1 (Background Research) for the McKee Neighbourhood Plan was presented. The presentation discussed key findings in the areas listed below:

Abbotsford Council has directed staff to proceed with Stage 2 of the plan, which will be a more in-depth engagement, exploring options of land uses, preliminary parking services, parks, trails and open space. See here  P.107 of the Executive Committee of Council Committee Package on July 20 for the full report.


 

May 19, 2020 

See here for Abbotsford COVID-19 Business Support
See here for Abbotsford City Services Updates – COVID 19

Latest COVID updates can be found here and include;

Helpseeker App connects people to various services and supports – see here

April 24th Property Tax and Utility Bill Payments Update

April 21st Federal and Provincial Financial Relief Resources

April 15th Responsive Small Neighbourhood Grants

April 14th Utility Bill deadline and other license dates extended

See here for all media releases from Abbotsford

See recent media releases below:

April 21st Engagement Opportunity for Eagle Mountain Park and Elementary School

April 14th Utility Bill deadline and other license dates extended

April 2nd #AbbyCares online resource to keep people connected – All the #Abby Cares resources will be at https://letstalkabbotsford.ca/abbycares

April 9th COVID-19 Business Support https://caed.abbotsford.ca/covid-19-business-support/

April 8th Maintaining Physical Distancing at Public Hearings

April 7th Updated – Enforcement of health orders

 April 3rd 2020 Update- Planning and Development Services Update

April 2nd New Process for Public hearings Due to COVID-19

March 27th  City Undertaking Additional Staffing Changes

March 26th Open Air Burning Ban Across Abbotsford

March 23rd All playground structures and skateboard parks closed to the public

March 23rd Curbside Collection and Compostables Update

March 20th Fraser Valley Transit Systems Service Update

March 18th All City Facilities Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

March 16th All Recreation Centres and non-essential facilities closed.

March 13th Events of people over 250 cancelled temporarily

March 12th Update to Residents

 


December 23, 2019

WeTown Proposal

On Monday December 16, UDI wrote a letter to the City of Abbotsford responding to a the recent “McKee Neighbourhood Plan -Additional Resources for WeTown” staff report. Council voted to oppose the recent WeTown report, this means that the WeTown proposal will not move forward.

A second alternate motion was then put forward from Mayor Braun regarding the future of the McKee neighborhood plan. This second motion passed successfully and recommended for the City to proceed with the original scope and planning process prior to the WeTown proposal.

Please let Richard Demkiw, know if you have any questions or comments.

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