FOR COUNCIL,  APRIL 8, 1997
                             ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

                                           Date: April 7, 1997
                                           C.C. File No. 1254

   TO:       Vancouver City Council

   FROM:     City Clerk

   SUBJECT:  Visit to Seattle by Councillors Kennedy and Herbert


        THAT Council authorize Councillors Kennedy and Herbert to visit the
        City of Seattle on Friday, April 11, 1997 at a cost of $480


        The City Manager RECOMMENDS approval of the foregoing.


   This report requests approval for Councillor Kennedy, Chair,  and
   Councillor Herbert,  member of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission
   to visit the City of Seattle on Friday, April 11, 1997, to view the area
   around Pioneer Square where a number of licensed establishments are


   A staff report on liquor licensing policy in the Downtown core  will be
   submitted to Council shortly. The Liquor Licensing Commission has been
   discussing this issue with staff and is interested in the outcome of the
   report.  Three of the staff members who are working on this report,
   (Nathan Edelsen, Planning Department, Paul Teichroeb, Permits & Licenses
   Department and Inspector Dave Jones) are travelling to Seattle to view
   the area around Pioneer Square where there are a number of licensed
   establishments. The plan is to drive to Seattle on the morning of
   Friday, April ll, 1997, and return on April 12.  City of Seattle and
   King County staff will make presentations during the afternoon on
   Government Regulation and Oversight, and Business and Community Issues. 
   In the evening there will be site visits with members of the Seattle
   Police Department to a number of  hot spots  around Pioneer Square and
   other areas of the City.

   It would be useful for the Chair of the Liquor Licensing Commission and
   Councillor Herbert as a Commission member to participate in the
   presentation and site visits to personally see the advantages and
   disadvantages of clustering licensed establishments in an area.

   The trip would entail an overnight stay in Seattle.  The costs are
   estimated to be $480 Canadian, broken down as follows:

        Hotel accommodation (l night @ $175 Cdn. X 2)     350.00
        Per diem 2 x $65.00 Cdn.                     130.00

        TOTAL:                                  480.00

   Funds are available in Council s travel account.

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