Lobbying Activity Report

3004-775

Organization: Urban Development Institute
Associated registration: 1811-3004-12
Lobbying Activity date: 2020-05-20
Arranged a meeting: Yes
Posted date: 2020-07-14

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Anne McMullin
Marissa Chan-Kent
Jeff Fisher
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Silas Brownsey, Associate Deputy Minister
Strategic Planning & Land Use Division, Municipal Affairs and Housing

Tara Faganello, Assistant Deputy Minister
Local Government Division, Municipal Affairs and Housing

Kaye Krishna, Deputy Minister
Municipal Affairs and Housing

Gregory Steeves, Assistant Deputy Minister
Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Municipal Affairs and Housing

Jeff Vasey, Assistant Deputy Minister
Mass Timber Implementation, Municipal Affairs and Housing
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Advocating to adjust the Residential Tenancy Act in response to COVID-19 (e.g. how to transition from the current requirements under the COVID-19 Provincial State of Emergency, vacancy control and tenant displacement protection).
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
COVID-19, Municipal Affairs
Advocating to continue the full operation of construction sites and hours, allow municipalities to continue to hold virtual public hearings and support municipalities to waive public hearings for Official Community Plan/Area Plan compliant projects for development applications.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
COVID-19, Economic Development and Trade, Municipal Affairs
Requested a guidance document and an annual provincial monitoring process for the use of the Residential Rental Tenure Zoning policy.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
COVID-19, Municipal Affairs
Seeking an extension to the twelve month grandfathering period for Development Cost Charges (DCCs) by an additional six months due slow municipal processing times. Currently, when DCC rates increase, developments that are already underway or receive building permits within 12 months are exempt from the increase.
  • 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
COVID-19, Finances and Budgets, Municipal Affairs, Taxation and Finance
Advocating for an extension of the BC-TRS past June, 2020 Footnote1
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
COVID-19 Footnote1
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Anne McMullin
 
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.
 
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