Vancouver City Council will vote Tuesday on a formal inquiry on how the city handled the snow and salt crisis during the month-long storms in December.
NPA Councillor George Affleck is asking for a third party to come in and investigate.
“Part of the reason I asked in this motion to have a third party come in, is because we’ve had two internal discussions and debates, and nothing has seemed to have changed.”
The motion also calls for a possible rebate to Vancouver residents who didn’t get their garbage or recycling picked up because of icy conditions, which saw some homeowners without both for several weeks.
“Residents are upset about this, that their garage was not picked up. So we’re looking for a way to assist residents in this tough time that we have in the winter.”
The city of Vancouver is responsible for trash collection, but an independent, industry-funded organization called Multi-Material BC is now in charge of recycling.
The motion also calls for an investigation into how the city’s budget of $750,000 for snow removal was allocated, and how much the city spent to rush order salt.