Update (Oct. 2020): A Stronger Vancouver initiative was placed on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Manager's Recommended 2021-22 Budget includes revisiting the initiative in 2021. It is anticipated that City Council will begin discussions about a path forward in early 2021.
The City has been successful in attracting private development and employment to downtown, the waterfront, and other key business districts through visionary planning and targeted public infrastructure investments. A Stronger Vancouver would make public infrastructure investments to attract good jobs to Vancouver in four key commercial districts and add funding to support a safer, more welcoming downtown: