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City Council minutes

Series consists of the minutes of City Council meetings. Primary access to these records is through microfilm copies in the Archives; minutes for the most recent years are also available on the City's web site ( www.victoria.ca ).The series ...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council minutes index

Series consists of an index to City Council minutes (CR-0001).Records from 1879 to 1918 consist of single volumes for each calendar year. These volumes consist of separate sections for each letter of the alphabet, with individual entries in these...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Bylaws

Series consists of local laws and regulations passed by City Council to control, regulate, and administer affairs within its jurisdiction.The original bylaws are not generally available for access, though bound duplicates of most of them are locat...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council committee reports

Series consists of reports to City Council by various committees. Prior to the implementation of the committee system in 1885, ad hoc committees were common, and their reports were recorded in the Council minutes (CR-0001).The reports began to be...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Record of reports of City Council committees

Series consists of a listing of committee reports to Council.Arranged by file number but not date or subject, although there is a brief subject description of each committee report. For subject access to reports from 1914-1974, see the topical in...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Special Auditorium Committee records

Series consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate possibilities for development of a multi-purpose civic auditorium.

Victoria (B.C.). Special Auditorium Committee

City Council resolutions

Series consists of formal statements of City Council agreed to after the consideration of a motion.For indexes to the resolutions, see CR-0008.

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Record of City Council resolutions

Series consists of an index to Council resolutions (CR-0007). It records the following information: the mover and seconder of each resolution, the result of the motion, the subject of the resolution, and its file number.Arranged chronologically b...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council letterbook

Series consists of copies of letters sent outward by the City Clerk, mostly communications ordered by Council.Because the letters were bound chronologically, access is most effective using the alphabetical indexes to the letterbooks. Indexes for ...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council letterbook index

Series consists of an index to letters sent outward (CR-0009).Each volume is divided into alphabetical sections. Within each section the names of correspondents, whether persons or organizations, are listed chronologically throughout the year. T...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council correspondence inward

This 31 cm of correspondence is all that remains of the letters received by the City Clerk before 1940.The correspondence covers a wide range of subjects, but there is no alphabetical subject index to it. A chronological item-level descriptive li...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council communications received

Series consists of letters received by the Clerk's Office, other than those received primarily from internal and external governmental agencies (for which see CR-0013).The material is arranged chronologically by received stamp number. "...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Special City Council correspondence inward

Series consists of letters received by the City Clerk from different City departments, community organizations, the federal and provincial governments, professional organizations, and municipalities throughout the world.Although there are letters ...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council communications received index

Series consists of an index to three series of letters inward: correspondence inward (CR-0011), communications received (CR-0012), and special correspondence inward (CR-0013).The entries are arranged by received stamp number, and provide informati...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Topical index to City Council records

Series consists of an index to the letterbooks, Council minutes, committee reports and resolutions.Arranged chronologically, one volume per year. Each volume is divided into alphabetical sections. Within each section, topics are entered chronolo...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City of Victoria annual reports

Series consists of annual reports of the City.Clerk's copies for 1927-1957 include typed sheets listing names and positions of some officers and employees that are not included in the published version. For some years, these lists include co...

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Council election nomination papers

Series consists of two forms submitted by each candidate for municipal office. First, the actual nomination paper, listing the name, address, and occupation of the nominee, proposer, seconder and witness. Second, for the early years, a declarati...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Election record books

Series consists of records documenting the results of elections, referenda, loan bylaws and other matters set to a public vote. These records provide the basis for the formal reports sent from the Deputy Returning Officers to the Returning Office...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Returning Officer's election reports

Series consists of official reports sent from the Deputy Returning Officers to the Returning Officer and from the Returning Officer to the City Clerk documenting the results of elections, referenda, loan bylaws and other matters set to a public vo...

Victoria (B.C.). Returning Officer

City Council credentials

Series consists of declarations by elected officials that they will hold office in good faith and impartially, as well as sworn statements by a member of the Supreme Court of British Columbia witnessing such declarations. In the first few years t...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Voters list

Series consists of lists of all eligible voters.The lists were updated annually at first and later semi-annually. The only voters lists available before 1908 are those for 1865, 1885, and 1896.

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

City Manager's operational files 1

Series consists of records created by the first City Manager. They pertain to virtually all areas of City activity.Files are arranged primarily by subject within a sequential numerical scheme reflecting a general alphabetical order. Individual d...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

City Manager's operational files 2

Series consists of records created by the second City Manager. They pertain to virtually all areas of City activity. Earlier Manager's records are described in CR-0022 (predominantly 1950-1963), while later ones are described in CR-0124 (pr...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

Group 'A' Committee records

Series consists of agendas, minutes, and papers of this standing committee of Council, which dealt with matters of a financial nature.There are a number of committees that reported to the Group 'A' Committee: the Finance Committee; the H...

Victoria (B.C.). Group "A" Committee

Group 'B' Committee records

Series consists of agendas, minutes, and papers of this standing committee of Council, which dealt with matters relating to public works.The following committees reported to the Group 'B' Committee: the Public Works Committee; the Parks ...

Victoria (B.C.). Group "B" Committee

Finance Committee records

Series consists of agendas, minutes, and papers of the Finance Committee reporting to the Group 'A' Committee regarding all financial matters relating to the preservation and development of the harbour and to public off-street parking.Fo...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Committee

Public Works Committee records

Series consists of minutes and papers dealing with all issues involving Public Works including construction, maintenance and replacement of streets, lanes, sidewalks, bridges, street lighting, civic floats and wharves, and all matters relating to ...

Victoria (B.C.). Public Works Committee

Recreation and Community Services Committee records

This committee was one of the three standing committees reporting directly to City Council (the others being the Group 'A' and Group 'B' Committees).The committee oversaw the management of the Memorial Arena, Crystal Gardens, M...

Victoria (B.C.). Recreation and Community Services Committee

Entertainment Committee records

Series consists of papers pertaining to the planning of City social events, including an official centennial dinner and the plans for a retirement party for long-time City Clerk, Frank Hunter.

Victoria (B.C.). Entertainment Committee

Victoria Town Planning Commission records

Series consists of minutes, annual reports, discussion materials, correspondence and articles of this agency, which was designed to advise Council on overall planning and development within the City.The Commission was established in 1945 under byl...

Victoria (B.C.). Town Planning Commission

Victoria Parking Commission records

Series consists of the records of this agency, which was formed to oversee the planning and development of parking facilities in the City of Victoria.

Victoria (B.C.). Parking Commission

Central Business District Advisory Committee records

Series consists of agendas and papers of this committee of Council.The committee included members from the City as well as from various local businesses. Issues discussed include planning and zoning in the central business district, transportatio...

Victoria (B.C.). Central Business District Advisory Committee

Victoria and Saanich Beaches and Parks Committee records

Series consists of correspondence and papers of this committee of Council.The committee was formed because the City of Victoria owned several parks within the boundaries of the Municipality of Saanich, the most notable being Mount Douglas Park. T...

Victoria (B.C.). Victoria and Saanich Beaches and Parks Committee

Capital Regional District Committee records

Series consists of minutes and papers of this committee of Council.The committee was originally designed to deal with the Capital Region sewerage issue. The title and probably the responsibilities of this committee have changed. This committee h...

Victoria (B.C.). Capital Regional District Committee

Transportation, Traffic and Public Safety Committee minutes

Series consists of mainly of the minutes of this City Council committee.Includes minutes from two meetings of the Greater Victoria Transportation Committee, one in 1951 and one in 1952. Also includes copies of agendas for the last half of 1951 th...

Victoria (B.C.). Transportation, Traffic and Public Safety Committee

Buildings Committee minutes

Series consists of one sheet containing minutes 51-17 to 51-20 from the meeting of 15 August 1951.For an alphabetical index to the minutes of the Building Committee, see CR-0140.

Victoria (B.C.). Buildings Committee

Centennial Advisory Committee records

Series consists of a list of the officers of the Victoria Centennial Celebration Society, 1962 and a report of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate possible projects to celebrate the 1962 Victoria centennial.

Victoria (B.C.). Centennial Advisory Committee

Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. Also includes some agendas originally filed with the City Clerk for information.For an alphabetical index to the minutes of this Committee, see CR-0137.See also CR-0028, Public Works ...

Victoria (B.C.). Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee

Inner Harbour renewal files

Series includes accounts, clippings, minutes, reports, and plans pertaining to inner harbour renewal projects.For related records, see the City Manager's records for this period, CR-0124.

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

Convention Centre files

Series includes clippings, reports, site information, statistics, plans, and draft agreements pertaining to the development of a convention centre.

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

Architectural and Special Projects Division project files

Series consists of the following project files: centennial decorations, Centennial Square, centennial projects, downtown beautification (includes display panels with black and white photographic panoramas, by downtown block, recording the current ...

Victoria (B.C.). Office of the City Manager

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