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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 and Beautification Committee; the Community Development Committee; the Traffic, Street Design and Street Lighting Committee; and the Urban Renewal Committee. Included in addition to the material of the Group 'B' Committee are agendas, minutes, and papers of the Public Works Committee (CR-0028).

Victoria (B.C.). Group "B" 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. This committee was also known as the Victoria Saanich Mount Douglas Park Committee.

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

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 state of buildings), Fire Hall, floats, Humber Green, parks, and special projects. Records dating from 1943 to late 1963 were created in the Engineering or Building Inspector's Departments. They were merged with the rest of the files in 1963 as a result of the division head's continuing responsibilities despite his change of position.

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager's Office

Parks and Recreation Department annual reports

Series consists of the annual reports of the Superintendent of Parks, which for some of these years can be found in an edited version in the annual reports of the City (CR-0016).

Victoria (B.C.). Parks and Recreation Department

Parks and Recreation Department photographs, news clippings, and pamphlets

Series consists mainly of photographs of various Victoria parks. There are also photographs of other parks in Canada and the United States.

Photographs are divided into files based on photographer, type of photograph, or subject matter. The dates listed are only those noted on some photographs and do not cover all the material in each file. The subject matter is varied covering: aerial photos, Beacon Hill Park, boulevard trees, children and playgrounds, parks, Parks Department projects and personnel, Ross Bay Cemetery, scenic views, storm damage scenes, waterfowl, zoo animals.

In addition, there are a few newclippings, postcards, and pamphlets relating to the Parks Department

Victoria (B.C.). Parks and Recreation Department

Parks Committee minutes index

Series consists of an index to the Parks Committee minutes (CR-0107) and the Parks, Boulevards and Recreational Facilities Committee minutes (CR-0041).

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Committee

Capital Region Planning Board of British Columbia operational files

Series consists of records created as a result of the City of Victoria's participation in the Capital Region Planning Board.

This board was constituted in 1951 under Provincial legislation and served as an advisory board for regional planning until its functions were taken over by the Capital Regional District in the late 1960s.

The records include correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to City planning, historical buildings, transportation, statistics, urban renewal, subdivisions and urban sprawl, street numbers and names, and parks.

Capital Region Planning Board of British Columbia

Summaries of the status and use of land in the City

Series consists of information regarding properties owned and leased by and to the City of Victoria, summaries of lands held for school purposes, Provincial Government lands, Federal Government lands, and lands qualifying for permissive exemptions such as private schools, churches, seniors' homes, cemeteries and hospitals. The summaries include detailed descriptions of each property and plan of lot.

Victoria (B.C.). Collector's Office