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Municipal News- Delta

January 1, 2000

April 21, 2020

Borrowing approved to meet corporate cash flow requirements, if necessary

At a special meeting on Tuesday, April 14, Council unanimously approved a bylaw allowing the city to borrow up to $35 million as a means of covering its operating expenses should the need arise.

The bylaw authorizes the city to temporary borrow the amount to “meet corporate cash flow requirements, if necessary,” pending receipt of 2020 tax revenues. That authorization does not automatically mean Delta is borrowing the funds however; it simply allows the city to apply for short-term financing with the Municipal Finance Authority

The report highlights that there has been discussion with the province and other municipalities about extending the due date for property taxes from July 2nd to September 2nd. This could put a strain on the city’s cash flow. Therefore, the decision for the City to borrow money could provide a safety net if needed moving forward. See here for the link to the full report.

See here for the News release from the City of Delta


 

March 10, 2020

Housing Needs Report

On February 24th, 2020, Delta Council endorsed the Housing Needs Assessment. The Housing Needs Assessment establishes Delta’s current housing situation, including data analysis, public consultation, stakeholder engagement, and the identification of nine priority needs. See below for the nine priorities identified in the assessment:

The Right Supply

  1. More affordable rental options;
  2. Housing options to suit an aging population; and
  3. Greater supply of supportive and accessible housing units.

The Right Price

  1. Housing affordability for young people and families;
  2. More opportunities for non-market/below-market housing;
  3. Creative options; and
  4. Reduce transportation costs through transit-oriented development.

The Right Balance

  1. Density and infill that balances everyone’s needs.

Support Communities in Housing Need

  1. Support for vulnerable populations at greater housing risk.

 

These nine priority needs will be explored in phase 2 of the Housing Action Plan, which is to take place throughout 2020. There will be further opportunities for engagement starting in May 2020. The final Housing Action Plan report is anticipated by the end of 2020. See here for more information on the Housing Action Plan.


 

February 11, 2020

Housing Action Plan Update

Please see the attached Delta Housing Action Plan update. The report includes the Housing Needs Engagement Summary and the draft reports of the Community Housing Profile.


 

October 15, 2019

UPDATED: Housing Action Plan Workshop

The City of Delta is undertaking a Housing Action Plan in 2019-2020 to address Delta’s housing needs and strategies to respond to these needs in the future.

While community workshops have now closed, the online survey is open until October 18th.


 

September 30, 2019

Housing Action Plan Workshop

The City of Delta is undertaking a Housing Action Plan in 2019-2020 to address Delta’s housing needs and strategies to respond to these needs in the future. 

Please see the opportunities to attend community workshops. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with workshop facilitators to discuss experiences, perspectives, and ideas. There will also be the opportunity to complete the community survey.

 

There are opportunities to attend two community workshops

Date: Thursday October 3rd

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: Harris barn, Ladner 4140 Arthur Drive.

 

Date: October 8th

Time: 6:00pm -8:00 pm

Location: South Delta Recreation Centre, Hall C 1720 56 Street.

More information can be found at www.delta.ca/housingactionplan.

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