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Coming up at Richmond council this week...

Richmond city council meets online Monday at 7 p.m.
Andy Hobbs was elected to Richmond city council on May 29.

Andy Hobbs will be sworn in as Richmond’s ninth member of council Monday evening at 7 p.m. The oath of office and oath of allegiance will be administered by Judge Richmond Miller as part of council’s regular meeting.

Hobbs won the May 29 byelection – with an estimated cost of $716,000 - to replace Kelly Greene who was elected to the provincial legislature.

The swearing-in will be followed by council agenda items including the renaming of Minoru Place Activity Centre – staff are suggesting it be renamed Richmond Cultural Centre Annex – as well as an application from Monkey 9 Brew Pub to allow liquor to be served in the adjacent bowling alley.

Also on the agenda is a proposed land-use amendment to Vancouver International Airport’s 2037 Master Plan, which could mean more retail and commercial uses at the airport.

Council will also discuss making changes to some streets in Steveston in order to add more cycling and pedestrian space.

There are also two presentations coming to council, one on the living wage concept, and another on the recognition of Indigenous people and land.

Council meetings are livestreamed on YouTube.