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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Governance and Participatory Democracy

This will be one of the biggest issues, along with Colliery Dams, moving forward into the next council mandate.  Discussion has happened with the Watson & Habkirk Reports but no final decisions made.

The one to really pay attention to is the Eli Mina report as it will, if adopted, severely curtail public input.  Participatory Democracy is a tenet of Nanaimo's Strategic plan and is something I have been encouraging since getting involved in the municipal process.

It is something I will fight for when elected to council as well as greater opportunity's for such.

Governance Framework,  Watson - July 2013:

April 16 Pages 4 thru 21 Habkirk report:

March 27 Pages 6 - 27 Eli Mina Report:

From Jim Taylor Blog:
Staff Views, turn it loud

Agenda May 15 pgs 4 - 44

May 21 Governance Review Agenda:
Council roles, responsibilities and relationships pgs 5 - 21

Link to ALL Governance Steering Committee Agendas/Minutes:
Surprisingly there have not been that many.

April 16th
May 15th
May 21st
Council Meeting Monday June 9, 2014

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