Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention 2014 in Whistler, Sept 22-26: Some thoughts


(Reblogged from CityHallWatch.ca)
UBCM logo(Updated) The annual convention of the Union of B.C. Municipalities runs from today until September 26, 2014, in Whistler. On Twitter, follow #ubcm.

The convention is an opportunity for politicians and municipal staff from around the province to get together and discuss common concerns. Local government officials take the opportunity to approach provincial ministers in meeting rooms and hallways to get a few words in on local issues and infrastructure funding.

Besides presentations and meetings, the adoption of resolutions is an important part of the meeting. In total, 159 resolutions were proposed this year by the June 30 deadline (others came in later and printed separately). Click this link for this year’s proposed resolutions, which range broadly: BC Ferries, legislative changes, pipelines, secondary suites, derelict boats, cellphone accidental 911 calls, party buses, LNG, and more. If the UBCM passes a resolution, its committees look at ways to address the problem collectively.

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