Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) – key player in the region, 2014 annual meeting Whistler May 7, 8, 9 — governance analysis

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CityHallWatch-ca, MetroVan RGS_8 It flies under the radar, rarely getting mention in mainstream media. It operates largely as a forum for dialogue and advocacy  on important issues for the Lower Mainland. One could say that it has a significant impact on our region, though it is not directly accountable to the public, voters, and taxpayers.

But there is one glaring mystery — what internal processes of the LMLGA led to the Provincial Government’s abrupt and obstinate April 30 decision to  change civic elections from the current three years to every four years, starting immediately in November 2014? The murky origins of an LMLGA resolution to the Union of BC Municipalities in September 2013 are untraceable. There is no public record of its origins. Did the public ask for four year terms? Did member municipalities ask for four-year terms?

What is the LMLGA? The Lower Mainland Local Government Association (www.lmlga.ca).

Its AGM and annual conference is in…

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