UBCM Resolutions Disposition - Thursday

The following is a summary of the resolutions and positions adopted during the September 25 policy session at the 2014 Convention. The full and exact wording of any amendments will appear in the Convention Minutes.

Section B2-b

The following resolutions from Section B – Part 2-b were debated individually.

B81    Asia-Pacific Northern Transportation Infrastructure Strategy
Endorsed

B82    Comprehensive Pipeline & Energy Transport Plan
Not Endorsed

B83    Establishing a Youth Caucus
Endorsed as Amended

Therefore be it resolved that UBCM establish a youth engagement committee with the purposes of:

  • connecting with local youth councils across the province to increase their participation in UBCM; and
  • supporting and helping to network young elected officials within UBCM.

B84    UBCM Committees
Endorsed

B85    Handling of Resolutions
Endorsed

B86    Standing Committee on Arts, Culture & Heritage
Endorsed

B87    Dedicated Ministry for Local Government Affairs
Endorsed

B88    Protection of Local Water Resources & Watershed Land
Endorsed

B89    Environmental Appeal Board
Not Endorsed

B90    Groundwater Use Determination Under the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation
Not Endorsed

B91    Remediation for Brownfields Acquired Through Tax Sale
Endorsed

B92    Environmental Assessments for Coal Transport
Endorsed as Amended

Therefore be it resolved that a comprehensive environmental and health impact assessment for the shipment of thermal coal by rail and over coastal waters be conducted;

And be it further resolved that an appropriate federal and/or provincial agency be named to monitor rail transport, barge transfer and transport of thermal coal over coastal waters to ensure oversight and implementation of environmental and health protection measures.

B93    Home Energy Labeling
Endorsed

B94    Benchmarking Tools for Building Energy Use
Endorsed

B95    Climate Change Action & Economic Risks of Natural Disasters
Endorsed

B96    Streetlights & Carbon Neutrality
Endorsed

B97    Extended Producer Responsibility for Mattresses
Endorsed

B98    Elected Officials Coverage Under Workers Compensation Act
Endorsed

B99    Local Government Tax Sale Dispute Process
Not Endorsed

B100    Boundary Extension Guidelines
Not Endorsed

B101    Part 26 of Local Government Act & Related Legislation
Not Endorsed

Section C3
A motion, duly moved and seconded, to admit resolution C19 for debate, was endorsed.

C19    Representation on Health Authority Boards
Endorsed as Amended

Therefore be it resolved that the Ministry of Health be requested to initiate legislative change to require the
composition of health authority boards to include representation from regional districts.

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