Mayor Gregor Robertson will support City staff recommendations that will give a significant boost to Vancouver’s Public Art program. Staff are asking Council to approve $1.5 million to be spent through 2018, $755,000 of which will be spent on projects enabled or installed by this summer.
“Today’s announcement is a welcome sign that the new federal government in Ottawa is taking Vancouver’s housing issues seriously. I am pleased to participate in Minister Morneau’s working group with Toronto Mayor John Tory, and provincial finance ministers from our home provinces. The Minister’s working group is welcome news at a time when Metro Vancouver’s economy is at high risk from rising household debt and surging house prices. Our residents are struggling to find affordable homes to live in.