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PG Resolution At Top of UBCM Agenda

Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, BC – In less  than a month from now, the Union of BC Municipalities will be  holding its annual convention, and the City of Prince George has  four resolutions  for  members to  consider.

Right at the top of the list,  is a call for  an end to the downloading of  DNA analysis costs to municipalities.   P.G.    is not the only  community to  submit a resolution on this matter, as Quesnel has  submitted a  similar resolution.  This particular  resolution is set to be the first one up for discussion, and is considered a priority  issue.

The UBCM  executive is recommending  delegates endorse the resolution.

Prince George is also one of 7 communities  to submit a resolution calling for a  poverty reduction strategy.

The pending  decriminalization of marijuana has also sparked  resolutions,  with  Prince George  calling for municipalities to get a piece of any  taxes levied on marijuana  sales while other resolutions  on the marijuana issue call for  all levels  of government  to be involved  in the  development of a regulatory regime  for marijuana.

The Regional District  of Fraser Fort George  also has  some resolutions  that will be  presented.  One calls for the discontinuation of the annual time change,  another  is focused on the establishment of group homes in rural communities.

In all, member communities have submitted 177 resolutions for consideration at the  annual convention which starts September 28th.    While there  are more resolutions submitted this year than last,  the number is still lower than has been seen  in previous years.


The downloading of DNA analysis costs from the province of BC to the cities and municipalities, is just one example of more than $4 Billion in added costs downloaded to cities and municipalities from Conservative Federal and Conservative like Provincial governments.

ht tp://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/09/24/Downloading-Steamrolls-Cities/

“Passing the buck” is a Conservative trait / mantra.

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