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Krause Ready to Provide Provincial Voice

Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Murry Krause has weighed in on his new role as president of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).

The long-time Prince George city councillor officially landed the role during the organization’s annual general meeting in Victoria last week. It is the first time a member of Prince George City Council has held the job.

“It feels good. I’ve been on the executive now for about eight years and I’ve worked my way up the chain,” he told 250News. “I was vice-president last year so I was acclaimed this year. Nobody ran against me so I’m very pleased.”

Krause, who will serve a one-year term, says his priority is to provide a voice for local governments across the province.

“And so it’s really about recognizing that we at UBCM have to be supportive and responsive to as many of those needs as possible.”

He said one of the most universal challenges facing all communities is infrastructure needs and noted they received some good news on that front last week.

“Certainly we were very pleased that the Province indicated that they will be supporting the new infrastructure grants to the level they had before,” said Krause. “So it’ll be 50% from the federal government, 33% from the provincial government and 17% from local governments.”

He said other provinces haven’t been as supportive and noted it will provide a nice boost to community’s province-wide.

“It makes it much more doable and achievable for smaller communities that just don’t have the resources and of course it helps the City of Prince George.”



I was always told that if you have nothing good to say about something or someone, don’t say anything.
That being said. No comment.

I don’t have much good to say about this either

Is this a paid position??

“50% from the federal government, 33% from the provincial government and 17% from local governments.” to share in infrastructure costs, glad both these levels of governments are finally stepping up to the plate, instead of passing costs down to city and municipal governments.

Oh, and again congratulations on your appointment Murry! Hey, someone had to be the first to post a “positive comment”, after the first three negative ones on this discussion thread!

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