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The end of David Oppenheimer’s term as Mayor

On Monday, December 14, 1891, the Vancouver Daily World published a petition signed by more than 450 voters including R. H. Alexander, M.A. MacLean, H. F. Keefer, John Hendry, and Walter Graveley – all pledging support to David Oppenheimer as Mayor, should he choose to run again.

Oppenheimer replied in the same issue that he must “decline the honour…and ask that you will permit me to retire from public service for the present.”  He cites his health and business as the two reasons for his retirement:

As you are aware, my health for some time past has not been all that can be desired, and my relatives (particularly my wife) insist that I shall take a rest in order to recover lost ground.

I am also, as you know, actively interested in several important industries and enterprises connected with this city and neighborhood,  and I think it is due to the gentlemen with whom I am associated therein, that I should be free to devote more of my time and attention to the furtherance of their interests.

David Oppenheimer died December 31, 1897.

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Minutes from December 28, 1891

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Minutes from December 21, 1891

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Minutes from December 16, 1891

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Minutes from December 14, 1891

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Minutes from December 11, 1891 Special Meeting

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  • use of the Market Hall was granted for the 26th of December to hold a concert in aid of the Alexandra Hospital
  • Several By-Laws were read for the first time: Vagrancy, Bread, Guns etc., Pound, Market, Liquor, Fire Limit & Trades License

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Minutes from December 10, 1891 Special Meeting

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A Special Meeting was held to discuss:

  • the rate for the sale of the Water Works Debentures was set at 96% (The City had wanted a minimum of 97.5%, the bank had advised a straight 95), and
  • The purchase of the Street Railway Company at $437,000

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