Tuesday, September 10, 2019

UBCM Talking Points 2019

September makes for convention season for BC municipal leaders as the province's elected officials and their senior staff members, along with a string of BC government and opposition members prepare to take part in the UBCM convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The theme for this years event is Resiliency and Change and much of the focus will be put towards the increasing engagement between municipal government and the senior levels.

"In an uncertain future, local leaders have a duty to learn from each other and from the past and to find new approaches to plan and thrive"--UBCM's focus for this years convention

The introduction to this years convention outlines where delegates will be directing much of their attention.

Big or small, rural or urban, our communities are experiencing change at an unprecedented rate. From climate change to economic pressures, local governments are on the front lines managing the local impact of complex issues. 

Across the province local government leaders are working to alleviate chronic social stresses, to respond to more frequent shocks, and to anticipate and adapt to changing social and economic trends. 

The magnitude of the changes that our province and communities are facing extends beyond the capacity of any one group to address.

As we head towards convention week, we will offer up items of interest below culled from developments that come out of the gathering set for Vancouver's Convention Centre from September 23 to 27.

Items from the blog focused on the North Coast and related to the convention can be found in this archive listed in their own section and, highlighted in red,  our blog contributions to the theme will be marked by our blue NCR icon, allowing you to find them with a quick scan.

Notes on the convention that are related to the North Coast and Northwest involvement from other media sources will listed below in green typeface.

Notes of interest from other communities will be highlighted in orange .

A look at the Program for the Vancouver event can be found here.

As well you can also explore  the UBCM Book of Resolutions  that will be considered during the course of the five day convention.

Readers of the blog can also find updates on information from UBCM by way of their website and through twitter a wider look at the thoughts of convention delegates can be explored from the  #UBCM2019 hashtag


North Coast Review notes 2019

August 15 -- Libraries and Helipads the themes North Coast Regional District will bring to UBCM resolutions forums NCR
August 14 -- UBCM outlines some of the key speakers and Resolutions for this years municipal government convention NCR
July 19 -- UBCM's China hosted hospitality reception making for controversial theme for September event NCR

Other Prince Rupert related notes  on UBCM 2019



From elsewhere in the Northwest

August 16 -- Terrace resolutions on liquor tax, childcare to be presented to UBCM


From Around British Columbia

August 30 -- Needle clean up resolution to be brought to UBCM by PG councillors
August 20 -- Vernon student off to UBCM with council
August 16 -- Maple Ridge brings feud with BC government to UBCM
August 1 -- Boaters who interfere in emergencies targeted

July 16 -- UBCM continues to be tone deaf on Chinese reception issue
July 12 -- UBCM to review funding for annual convention, but China sponsored event remains
July 12 -- Richmond News surveys city council over Chinese reception at UBCM convention
July 12 -- UBCM will continue to take Chinese money for receptions
July 10 -- 'Lives will be lost': Oliver town council to address ER closures at UBCM
July 8 -- White Rock quest to tax vacant homes going to UBCM
July 7 --  White Rock wants version of Vancouver's empty homes tax - but provincial rules stand in the way
July 4 -- Prince George Council approves two crime related resolutions
July 3 -- Victoria mayor says Chinese reception at BC mayor's convention should continue
July 3 -- Delta mayor joins push against Chinese reception at BC mayor's convention

Other items related to UBCM, as well as the work of provincial and municipal officials can be reviewed on our political Portal D'Arcy McGee.

You can access this archive from our Extra Editions link found as part of our right hand column

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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