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Vancouver City Council advances $1.3 billion budget

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November 9, 2020, 9:17pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council moved toward adopting a $1.3 billion budget for the 2021-22 biennium Monday night, amid some criticism from community members over police spending. Read story

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on residents of a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver in July.

Clark County, Vancouver establish homelessness policy group

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on residents of a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver in July.

October 29, 2020, 3:20pm Clark County News

A joint policy advisory group on homelessness recently approved by the Clark County Council and Vancouver City Council could meet for the first time next month. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Vancouver considers shifting street funds from paving to safety projects

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

October 26, 2020, 9:16pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is reassessing how it spends its transportation dollars after the Washington State Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved $30 car tab initiative earlier this month. Read story

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

Vancouver finds compromise in ‘Lynch Park’ naming debacle

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

October 19, 2020, 8:24pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council put to rest a 2-year-old debate Monday night over whether to name a future public park after the couple who donated it, despite the couple’s accidentally offensive name. Read story

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Vancouver budget on track for smaller-than-feared pandemic dip

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September 28, 2020, 7:05pm Clark County News

Though there’s still plenty of work to be done on the 2021-22 Vancouver budget, the city’s elected leaders and staff can breathe a small, if preliminary, sigh of relief: the impact of COVID-19 doesn’t appear to be nearly as dire as the $60 million deficit initially feared. Read story

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Task force floats ideas to diversify Vancouver government

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September 21, 2020, 10:19pm Clark County News

A group tasked with making Vancouver’s city leadership more diverse unveiled the preliminary results of their work over the last year. Read story

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Vancouver City Council dismisses ethics complaint against McEnerny-Ogle

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September 14, 2020, 10:10pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council has unanimously dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, deciding against referring the claim to the city’s hearing examiner for further investigation. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Vancouver city council ratifies contract with fire marshal’s office union

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

August 24, 2020, 8:18pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver ratified a new contract with the Vancouver Fire Department Guild during its regular city council meeting Monday night, cementing an agreement that grants raises and a signing bonus to the staff working in the fire marshal’s office. Read story

The city of Vancouver bought the Tower Mall site in 2017 with the intention of redeveloping the entire 53-acre site to bring forth a mix of residential and commercial uses.

Vancouver City Council passes Heights District redevelopment plan

The city of Vancouver bought the Tower Mall site in 2017 with the intention of redeveloping the entire 53-acre site to bring forth a mix of residential and commercial uses.

August 17, 2020, 9:57pm Clark County News

The Vancouver city council passed an ordinance Monday evening that will transform a quiet residential area at the heart of the city into an urban hub over the coming decades, concluding the first chapter of an arduous, yearslong planning process. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Tax exemptions revive talk of how Vancouver defines affordability

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

August 9, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A proposed apartment complex in downtown Vancouver was granted a tax exemption reserved for affordable housing projects last week, reviving conversations among the city council about how Vancouver defines affordability. Read story