Fact Sheets

The UBCM Fact Sheets is a publication for our members which provides easy-to-read and easy-to-understand information on local government operations. Subjects include the role and powers of elected officials, taxation, planning process, policing, and bylaws. The Fact Sheets are updated every 3 years.

UBCM is pleased to make the complete electronic version of this resource freely available: UBCM_FactSheets_2015.pdf [PDF - 1.5 MB]

For individual fact sheets, please see the following:
01_STATUTORY BASIS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.pdf [PDF - 79 KB]
02_ELECTED OFFICIALS.pdf [PDF - 51 KB]
03_COUNCIL.pdf [PDF - 48 KB]
04_MEETINGS.pdf [PDF - 91 KB]05_COMMITTEES.pdf [PDF - 52 KB]
05_COMMITTEES.pdf [PDF - 52 KB]
06_BYLAWS.pdf [PDF - 63 KB]
07_FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ACCOUNTING.pdf [PDF - 58 KB]
08_LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES AND EXPENSES.pdf [PDF - 61 KB]
09_POLICING.pdf [PDF - 61 KB]
10_ASSESSMENT.pdf [PDF - 54 KB]
11_TAXATION.pdf [PDF - 62 KB]
12_CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, BORROWING AND CONTRACTS.pdf [PDF - 54 KB]
13_MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY.pdf [PDF - 79 KB]
14_CONFLICT OF INTEREST.pdf [PDF - 77 KB]
15_REGIONAL DISTRICTS (ALSO ISLANDS TRUST).pdf [PDF - 215 KB]
16_IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.pdf [PDF - 154 KB]
17_PUBLIC HEARINGS.pdf [PDF - 78 KB]
18_STATUTORY OFFICIALS.pdf [PDF - 49 KB]
19_LOCAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.pdf [PDF - 72 KB]
20_PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES.pdf [PDF - 65 KB]
21_LOCAL GOVERNMENT FACTS AND FIGURES.pdf [PDF - 62 KB]
22_GLOSSARY.pdf [PDF - 54 KB]
23_LOCAL GOVERNMENT CALENDAR.pdf [PDF - 121 KB]
24_LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.pdf [PDF - 60 KB]
25_PLANNING AND LAND USE REGULATION.pdf [PDF - 100 KB]
26_PLANNING AND PROCEDURES.pdf [PDF - 89 KB]
27_LICENSING.pdf [PDF - 57 KB]
28_COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LICENSING.pdf [PDF - 45 KB]
29_BYLAW ENFORCEMENT ADJUDICATION SYSTEM.pdf [PDF - 60 KB]

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