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Operational files

Series includes minutes, agendas, and reports

Victoria (B.C.). Landlord and Tenant Advisory Bureau

Operational files

Series consists of records created as a result of the City of Victoria's participation in the Capital Region Planning Board, which 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.
For related records, see CRS 125 (Mayor's operational files)

Victoria (B.C.). Capital Region Planning Board of British Columbia

Construction permits and demolitions reports

Series consists of monthly reports submitted by the Engineering Department to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The information provided includes (where appropriate) name of building owner or applicant, location, type of use, kind of work to be done, value of construction, and number of new dwellings created

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

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

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Miscellaneous Council files

Series consists of correspondence, briefs, declarations, petitions, briefs, and certificates relating to Council business that were either orphaned from their original filing systems or retained by the Clerk because they did not fit within the regular series of Council records

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Convention Centre Committee records

Series consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and plans of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate the feasibility of a new convention centre

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Operational files 1

Series consists of records created by the first City Manager. They pertain to virtually all areas of City activity. Later Manager's records are described in CRS 23 (predominantly 1964-1971) and CRS 124 (predominantly 1970-1977).
Files are arranged primarily by subject within a sequential numerical scheme reflecting a general alphabetical order. Individual descriptions include original file numbers, which range from 1 to 329. Unnumbered files are described after those so numbered.
See also CRS 142

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager

Traffic and Transportation Committee records

Series consists of minutes, agendas, correspondence, and reports of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate traffic and transportation issues and provide recommendations for changes to Council through its Group "B" Committee.
See also the records of the Traffic Subcommittee (CRS 221), which took over the functions of this committee

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Traffic Subcommittee records

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports of this subcommittee of Council's Group "B" Committee, which was created to investigate traffic and transportation issues and provide recommendations for changes to Council.
See also the records of the Traffic and Transportation Committee (CRS 220), a special committee of Council which preceded this committee

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Day book

Series consists of a daily journal of activities of a Water Works official

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works

Land Registry Office application books

Series consists of a journal of applications by the City for certificates of title from the Land Registry Office. Provides information on the date of the application, the vendor, a description of the parcel of land, the nature of the deed, the application number, and the date the certificate of title was received.
Arranged chronologically by date of application

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor

Sewer easements

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, and agreements pertaining to sewer easements sought by the City. This fragment of the original series comprises files 72-75

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor

Correspondence outward

Series consists of copies of general correspondence outward, much of it dealing with planning issues of the day

Victoria (B.C.). Community Development Department


Series consists of the minutes of the Board of Supervisors, which was constituted under bylaw 1301 (Building Bylaw, 1912), section 2, to hear appeals of decisions by building inspectors against proposed buildings

Victoria (B.C.). Board of Supervisors

Methodist Church plans

Series consists of original linen and blueprint plans of various Victoria Methodist churches, as surveyed by the Engineering and Surveys Division.
Microfilm copies are with the Engineering Department

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Chinatown files

Series includes plans of Chinatown consistent with, but somewhat earlier than, the corresponding sheets in the 1903-1909 set of fire insurance plans (F0006). The plans provide lot numbers as well as street addresses and descriptions of building use. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of buildings on Store and Fisgard Streets

Victoria (B.C.). Sanitary Inspector

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 CRS 22 (predominantly 1950-1963), while later ones are described in CRS 124 (predominantly 1970-1977).
The files are arranged by subject within an overall numeric classification scheme. There are three general sequences of files in this series, with some overlap in dates and variations in the classification scheme: 1963-1965, 1966-1968, and 1969-1971. File classification lists are located at 1 A 1, folder 1

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager

Road tax receipts

Series consists of receipts issued for payment of yearly road taxes (one item only)

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Development proposals

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

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Trade license assessment roll

Series consists of a list of trade license holders. It was used to record the amount of taxes that anyone operating a business (e.g. real estate agents, laundry operators, doctors, hack drivers) was required to pay to the City semi-annually. The roll records the names of trade license holders, their occupation or business, amount of tax paid, number of receipt, date paid, and notes.

Although by-laws 620 and 624, passed on 14 July 1909 and 2 August 1909 respectively, deal specifically with trade licenses, revenue bylaws beginning in 1866 dealt with raising money by taxation of businesses; schedules attached to these bylaws give the amounts that different types of businesses were required to pay. For the general bylaw closest in time to these records, see bylaw 321 (The Revenue Bylaw, 1900).

Trade licenses were the responsibility of the City Collector.
Arranged alphabetically by trade license holder

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

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