PG Resolution At Top of UBCM Agenda
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.
“Passing the buck” is a Conservative trait / mantra.
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