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Development proposals

Series consists of proposal with plan and photograph of a model for a space-needle-like tower called Skydeck.

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Election records

Series includes declarations of result of polls, vote counts, alphabetical divisions of polls, supply lists, and notes created in the course of administering elections and referenda.

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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 declaration by candidates of their qualifications, which included a statement of the nominee's willingness to run for office and a list of property qualifications. This second document was later replaced by a statement of acceptance of nomination.

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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.

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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 Officer and from the Returning Officer to the City Clerk (CR-0019).

An internal index in the first volume provides some subject access for actions between 1906 and 1913.

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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 those people appointed to hold administrative offices (for example, Clerk of the Municipal Council, Assessor, and Chief of Police) were also required to make declarations.

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Thomas Shanks McPherson estate statements of accounts

Series consists of the financial statement of accounts of the Thomas Shanks McPherson estate conducted by the firm of Ismay, Boiston, Dunn & Co. on behalf of the estate trustee Canada Trust Company.

Records were submitted to and debated by the City Council on 5 December 1967 and placed on file at City Hall.

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Local improvement initiatives

Series consists of bylaws, notices to residents, correspondence, newspaper advertisements, and reports from the City Engineer and City Assessor regarding proposed local improvements such as sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and crossings.

All that remains of this series are the files for streets in the F-G alphabetical range. Specific streets included are Foul Bay, Frances, Gamma and Delta, Garden, Gladstone, Glasgow, and Gonzales

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Centennial scrapbook

Series consists of a 41 cm x 51 cm volume of clippings and photographs pertaining to 1967 Canadian centennial activities in Greater Victoria, entitled "Central Saanich, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, City of Victoria Centennial Scrapbook". Also includes a number of loose photographs maintained for reference or mounting in scrapbook.

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Wholesale liquor licences journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, street, and payment details. In same bound volumes with CR-0254, Retail Liquor Licences and Billiard Tables Journal (volumes printed tete-beche).

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Retail liquor licences and billiard tables journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, name of premises, street, payment details, and remarks.

Bylaw 503 indicates City Treasurer provenance from July 1907.

In same bound volumes with CRS 253, Wholesale Liquor Licences (volumes printed tete-beche).

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Register of applications of bartenders for licences

Series consists of a listing of persons applying for bartending licences and the status of their application. Includes application number and date, applicants name and address, and remarks. See bylaws 1728 and 1861.

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Land acquisition documents

Series consists of records dealing with land sales including conveyances, deeds, mortgages, and land and Crown grants.

The documentation traces the history of ownership of various properties until they come into the possession of the Corporation of the City of Victoria.

The City acquired ownership of many of these properties for the purpose of rights of way for sewer, paths etc., the creation or extension of roads, or for public schools. City properties acquired for other purposes include the BC Agricultural Association lands at Willows in Oak Bay, the proposed cemetery at Ogden Point and Ross Bay Cemetery. Copies of various Crown grants such as the James Bay mud flats, Mt. Douglas and Beacon Hill Park are also included.

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Rezoning application register

Series consists of a register of applications (1-301) to Council for rezoning land. Includes information on the application number, date, street, legal description of property, nature of the rezoning applied for, name of the applicant, and whether or not the application was approved.

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City of Victoria letters patent

Series consists of Letters Patent to bring the City of Victoria under the Municipal Act of 1872, dated 25 January 1873, and Letters Patent to extend the boundaries of the City of Victoria, dated 9 May 1873.

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City Clerk's agreements

Series consists of copies of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, land sales, large building projects, water supply, employment, paving, operations of concessions, Wartime Housing, and union agreements.

This series is incomplete.

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