UBCM Select Committee on Local Government Finance

Strong Fiscal Futures

The Committee has issued its July 2013 report entitled Strong Fiscal Futures: A Blueprint for Strengthening BC Local Governments' Finance System.  The report forms the basis of Policy Paper #1 for debate at the 2013 Convention.

The Committee also produced produced four summary documents for key elements of the report:

About the Select Committee

The UBCM Select Committee on Local Government Finance was established in late 2012, and is to report to the UBCM Executive by July 2013 about whether local governments have the right revenue tools for the services they now deliver or whether changes are needed.   The Committee members are:

  • Chair Al Richmond, from Cariboo Regional District, who sits as third Vice-President on UBCM Executive, and co-chair of the Committee;
  • Mayor Greg Moore, City of Port Coquitlam, and Chair of Metro Vancouver Regional District, and the other co-chair of the Committee;
  • Mayor Frank Leonard, District of Saanich;
  • Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Town of Smithers;
  • Ms. Carol Mason, CAO, Metro Vancouver;
  • Mr. Paul Macklem, Deputy City Manager, City of Kelowna
Terms of Reference - Select Committee on Local Government Finance [74 KB]

Let's Talk Finance Materials

The Select Committee held a round of consultations with UBCM members through a plenary workshop at each of the 2013 Area Association Conferences.  The materials that the Select Committee used are provided below:

Area Association Handout - Select Committee on Local Government Finance  [262 KB]

Area Association PowerPoint - Select Committee on Local Government Finance [1.2 MB]

Area Association Survey - Select Committee On Local Government Finance  [572 KB]


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