Lobbying Activity Report

3523-10532

Organization: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Associated registration: 6983-3523-2
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-06-01
Arranged a meeting: Yes
Posted date: 2021-06-22

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Harriet Permut
Sara Gordo
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Brenda Bailey, MLA Vancouver-False Creek
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA Vancouver-West End
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Susie Chant, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

George Chow, MLA Vancouver-Fraserview
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

David Eby, MLA Vancouver-Point Grey
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Mable Elmore, Vancouver-Kensington
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Mike Farnworth, MLA Port Coquitlam
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Rick Glumac, MLA Port Moody-Coquitlam
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

George Heyman, MLA Vancouver-Fairview
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Anne Kang, MLA Burnaby-Deer Lake
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Karin Kirkpatrick, MLA West Vancouver-Capilano
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Michael Lee, MLA Vancouver-Langara
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver-Lonsdale
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Janet Routledge, MLA Burnaby-North
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Niki Sharma, MLA Vancouver-Hastings
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Jordan Sturdy, MLA West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Teresa Wat, MLA Richmond North Centre
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Jennifer Whiteside, MLA New Westminster
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Henry Yao, MLA Richmond South Centre
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Energy Efficiency and Homes
We're offering the following recommendations that will impact more buildings and result in more British Columbians reducing their carbon footprints:
1. Consult with real estate sector stakeholders and homeowners before requiring energy assessments on existing homes.
2. Ensure that an energy assessment tool is available to owners of all existing homes.
3. Coordinate an energy assessment tool with other programs. Footnote1
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Consumer Issues, Environment, Housing Footnote1
Improving Housing Supply
We recommend the provincial government take the following actions:
1. Empower Official Community Plans (OCPs) to reduce unnecessary public hearings - implementing the following opportunities outlined in DAPR will ensure community input and local government effectiveness:
- conduct a provincial policy review to consider trying development approvals to housing targets;
- provide local governments with best practices for writing, adopting and amending OCPs, and
- provide training and a best practices guide on how and when to hold public hearings.
2. Leverage transportation funding and OCPs to encourage local governments to increase gentle densification - diversity in housing stock helps residents find appropriate homes they can afford, and diversity includes more affordable family-friendly alternatives such as duplexes, triplexes, secondary suites and laneway/coach homes. This is important throughout the province, particularly in neighbourhoods accessible to transit. Footnote1
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Consumer Issues, Housing Footnote1
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Brad Scott
 
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.
 
  1. Footnote1  Indicates new information that was added through a Lobbying Activity Report.

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