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October 31, 2012
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RCMP Contract Oversight Underway

The Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) met for the third time this year to discuss management issues related to the RCMP contract. They met with the Chief Civilian Director of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), Richard Rosenthal, who explained the mandate, jurisdiction, processes and budget of the IIO.  The Committee also met with Assistant Commissioner Randy Beck, Deputy Criminal Operations, who briefed Committee members on a number of RCMP issues.  Read More

East Kootenay RD CAO Appointed to Internet Voting Panel

UBCM was pleased to learn that Lee-Ann Crane, Chief Administrative Officer for the East Kootenay RD has been appointed to the Independent Panel on Internet Voting.   Ms. Crane was selected for her independence, judgment and expertise in the area of local government elections, having served as a member and Chair of the LGMA's Elections Committee for almost 15 years. Read More  

Gas Tax & Public Transit Expenditure Report Released

The 2011 Gas Tax and Public Transit Annual Expenditure Report has been released, showing Gas Tax and Public Transit expenditures for the year ending December 31, 2011. The 2011 year was highlighted by a number of milestones for the Gas Tax Fund, with spending on local government infrastructure surpassing the $500 million mark.

Climate & Energy Action Awards Announced

The Climate & Energy Action Awards are awarded annually to a municipality or regional district, implementing a project or program best integrating energy/climate planning into community planning processes, development, and collaborative strategies.  Winners have come from all sizes of communities - leadership demonstrated to surmount challenges is an important judging criterion. For more information on winning projects, visit the Community Energy Association online.

EA Directors Forum & LGLA Leadership Forum Dates Announced

The UBCM EA Directors Forum is scheduled for February 19, and will be held in conjunction with the 2013 LGLA Leadership Forum, which will happen February 20-22. The meetings will be held in Richmond. More details to follow.




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FCM Board of Directors

November 20 - 23
Ottawa, ON

UBCM Executive
November 29 - 30
Richmond, BC

EA Directors Forum
February 19, 2013
Richmond, BC

LGLA - 2013 Leadership Forum
February 20 - 22, 2013
Richmond, BC

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