Saanich councillors head to Victoria City Hall for historic meeting

The council meeting is open to the public. It begins at 4 p.m. in council chambers at #1 Centennial Square, Victoria. While the meeting isn't expected to be controversial it will mark the first time the two largest municipalities in the region have held a joint meeting.

  • Sep. 6, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Saanich and Victoria councils will hold a joint council meeting Wednesday (Sept. 7) at Victoria City Hall.

The meeting came about after informal discussions between mayors Frank Leonard and Dean Fortin. The pair decided a joint meeting, consisting solely of staff presentations, would benefit both communities.

“I’m always looking for opportunities to hear what others are doing, looking for best practices,” Leonard said. “So here they are, right next door in Victoria – there might be something they’re doing better or different than us.”

The topics of conversation will be emergency preparedness planning and climate change planning.

The council meeting is open to the public. It begins at 4 p.m. in council chambers at #1 Centennial Square, Victoria. While the meeting isn’t expected to be controversial it will mark the first time the two largest municipalities in the region have held a joint meeting.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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