No seats for Press during Council meetings; Railway litigation goes on – February 27, 1893

The press again brought up the issue of suitable chairs for them during council meetings. A motion requiring two thirds support was lost. The motion would have allowed the mayor to put an end to litigation regarding the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Rail Road bonus. Alderman Cargill announced he would put forward the same motion at next week’s meeting.

Sam Greer

Pardon for Sam Greer? – Mar 28, 1892

R.H. Alexander spoke in support of the requested $300,000 bonus for Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway Company. Entire Council to meet with Company representatives tomorrow (Tuesday May 29, 1892). Many 53 out of 160 property owners on Oppenheimer St. requested the name be changed to Cordova St – request filed. Many citizens asked that Sam Greer, serving a 27 month penitentiary sentence, be pardoned.

Nothing Decided on Railway Bonus Question – Mar 24, 1892

Council met with representatives of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway Company, who were requesting a bonus of $300,000 and explained how they intended to expend that sum. Council decided to grant that sum by purchasing stock in the company. Since the present company had no power to make this decision final, the question will be taken up again on Monday 28th.