Friday, January 29, 2010

Local Government Elections Task Force

The Local Government Elections Task Force has a website up and is looking for input from the public.

The core issues they are looking for input on are:
  • Campaign finance, including contribution/spending disclosure and limits, and tax credits
  • Enforcement processes and outcomes
  • Role of the chief electoral officer (B.C.) in local government elections
  • Election cycle (term of office)
  • Corporate vote
The members of the task force are:
  • Harry Nyce, Nisga'a - President of UBCM (co-chair)
  • Bill Bennett, Minister of Community and Rural Development (co-chair)
  • Barbara Steele, Councillor City of Surrey and First Vice-President of UBCM
  • Mary Sjostrom, Mayor of Quesnel and Third Vice-President of UBCM
  • Donna Barnett, MLA, Cariboo-Chilcotin
  • Douglas Horne, MLA, Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

They will be taking written submissions until April 15th at

The task force will be making recommendations to the Province and the Union of BC Municipalities by May 30th.

I will be writing a detailed submission including the need for the task force to look at how we elect our local councilors, the committee members can add other areas to make recommendations on.
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