Welcome to the British Columbia Provincial Capital Commission 'web site. In Victoria, British Columbia it's
Friday, December 11, 1998, 6:28 PM PST.
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The Commission is a small provincial Crown Corporation which was originally created in 1956 as the Capital Improvement District Commission. The name was changed to Provincial Capital Commission in 1977. The Commission's 14 person Board of Directors meets at 613 Pandora Avenue every fourth Tuesday of the month (except July and August) at noon and members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Commission does not have a large staff since much of the work is performed by contractors and most properties are leased to commercial tenants. The only facilities operated directly by Commission Staff are the Crystal Garden and St. Ann's Academy Chapel and Interpretive Centre.
The Commission's mandate is to protect and enhance Victoria's unique character and surroundings through preservation and elaboration of natural and built amenities. Although the Commission at one time received an operating grant from the Province, all of its current funding comes from self-generated revenues and reserves, which have been built up over a decade of successful fiscal management. The Commission is not funded directly by government.
The Commission holds title to and has jurisdiction over approximately 50 properties within Greater Victoria. About 20% of these properties are commercially viable (i.e. they generate net revenues), and it is the net revenues from these properties which assists the Commission to meet its mandate.