Booze, Bus Bays and Bylaws for Mayor and Council Tonight
Prince George, B.C. – This evening’s meeting of City Council for Prince George, will cover a variety of topics, including scuttling the proposed site for the BC Transit maintenance and operations centre.
As 250News reported last week, ( see previous story) three Councillors have called for the site, at Foothills Boulevard and 18th Avenue, be rejected. That site raised the hackles of many in the City who said it was the wrong place for an industrial use, and although zoned for residential development, they argued the proposed development would mean the loss of cherished green space. Council will be asked to rescind the first two readings of the rezoning and OCP amendment bylaws, and to ask Administration to work with BC Transit to find an alternate location for the $23 million dollar facility.
Also on the agenda, proposed amendments to an enforcement bylaw to give police and peace officers the ability to enforce the no smoking or vaping bylaw.
There is a public hearing for the development of a distillery on 2nd Avenue. The applicant would like to also get Council’s approval to allow the development to include a lounge area for patrons.
Downtown Prince George will make a presentation to Council to update the City on its activities and to present its financial reports.