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December 12, 2012
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2013 Executive Goals and Priorities Established    


The UBCM Executive held their first, quarterly board meeting on November 29th and 30th.  Eight committees met including the newly established Local Government Finance Committee; Executive members adopted their goals and priorities for the year ahead; and met with the Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Read More  

Elections Legislation, BC Ferries Assessment Appeal Highlight Bennett Meeting   


The status of Elections Task Force recommendations and a Supreme Court appeal concerning the assessment of BC Ferries' Horseshoe Bay terminal were featured topics in a meeting between UBCM's Executive and Minister Bill Bennett.  Read More 

Delegate Evaluation Feedback Received - Tremonti and Resolutions Sessions Rated Highly   


A record-breaking 2,065 people attended the 2012 UBCM Convention in Victoria, and according to those surveyed, it was generally a solid, well-planned event. The Convention's overall rating is 4.2/5 - a score that has only been attained two other times in the past 15 years.  Read More 

Tsunami Debri Management Plan    


Consultations continue on Phase 2 of the Tsunami Debris Management Plan, with the final plan scheduled for release in early January.  Read More 

2012-2013 Executive Committees Established    


UBCM President Mary Sjostrom announced the following Committee appointments at the November 30th Executive Meeting.  In addition to the existing 'operating' and 'standing' committees, a 'select' committee on Local Government Finance has been established to undertake research into the revenue sources available to local governments and assess how well they align with the services provided by local governments.  Read More 

UBCM Planners & Calendars     


The ever popular UBCM planners and calendars will be shipped to local governments, the week of December 17, 2012  


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