Monthly Archives: September 2014

Whodunnit mystery of abrupt shift to four-year civic election cycles in BC: LMLGA knows who started it.

(Copied from CityHallWatch.ca) (Updated, Sept. 25) This could get embarrassing, but we are not sure for whom. It’s a high-stakes political whodunnit mystery, and perhaps it goes right to the core of our democratic systems in British Columbia. The Union … Continue reading

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

(Adapted from CityHallWatch.ca) (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 … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Board Meeting – Sept 19. Regional Context Statements (Surrey, New West, North Van) and more

Download PDF: http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/GVRD%20Board/RD_Sep-19-2014_AGE.pdf (36 MB) GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (GVRD) BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR BOARD MEETING Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 A.M. 2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia Membership and Votes

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Oct 8 – Fraser Valley 8 Mayors’ Panel 2014, by Urban Development Institute (UDI): Surrey, Township Langley, City Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission

http://udi.memberzone.com/events/details/fraser-valley-mayors-panel-91 Name: UDI Fraser Valley – Mayors’ Panel 2014 Date: October 8, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Register Now Event Description: The 3rd Annual Fraser Valley UDI Mayors’ Panel and Municipal Expo. With the pending election, this is … Continue reading

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2014 BC Information Summit (Sept 19): Next steps for freedom of information and privacy (UBC Robson Square Theatre)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
We encourage interested groups and citizens to check out this important meeting, organized by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA). (CityHallWatch tip for active citizens: For the…

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TransLink salaries published. CEO Ian Jarvis made $468,015 in 2013

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Right before the start of the Labour Day weekend, TransLink posted the salaries of its executives, board and employees who earned more than $75,000. Nestled at the end of…

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Metro regional planning committee Sept 5 (Fri): Surrey, New West, North Van, ALC, Port Metro, medical pot, Regional Growth Strategy, etc.

An important meeting of the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee will be held at Metro Vancouver headquarters on Friday, September 5, 2014. Below is a copy of the agenda. Download the whole agenda with related documents from the official website … Continue reading

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