Victoria mayor takes new tack with committees

City council committee members are to be chosen this week.

Rather than appointing councillors to committees, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said she plans to have more of a discussion with council.

“Rather than being dictatorial and appointing people, I’ve organized it so council can have a conversation about who wants to do what,” said Helps.

“People will express their interest … and that way we can learn a little more about each other’s gifts and passions and go from there.”

The appointments will take place at Thursday’s governance and priorities committee meeting.

The committees:

• Governance and Priorities

• Planning and Land Use

• Community Services

• Corporate and Strategic Services

• Honorary Citizens Committee

• Victoria Conference Centre Advisory Committee

• City of Victoria Youth Council

• David Foster Way Fundraising Committee

• Victoria Harbour Aerodrome Community Committee

• Board of Cemetery Trustees of Greater Victoria

• Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications Inc. (CREST)

• Downtown Victoria Business Association

• Greater Victoria Airport Authority – Airport Consultative Committee

• Victoria Airport Authority Board

• Greater Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee

• Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

• Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Member Representative

• Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association Board

• Greater Victoria Public Library Board

• Canadian Capital Cities Organization

• Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia

• Tourism Victoria Board of Directors

• Tourism Victoria Sales and Marketing Committee

• Victoria Civic Heritage Trust

• Victoria Heritage Foundation

• Victoria Parks and Recreation Foundation

• Victoria Regional Transit Commission

• Community Action Plan on Discrimination

 

Just Posted

Saanich Police board chair supports department in case over fired officer, but key questions remain

Case involves former Saanich constable who was the subject of 15 separate misconduct allegations

Remember Spunky? Santa came out to Sidney to check on him

Red-tailed Hawk made headlines last year after being stolen, raised by eagles

MISSING: 59-year-old Pamela Fletcher

Fletcher was last seen in the area near Royal Jubilee Hospital on Dec. 10

Hockey gear stolen from visiting team in Victoria

Banff midget team reported missing equipment on Dec. 14

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was involved in the crash

Strong winds leave BC Ferries’ passengers at Swartz Bay terminal

As 3 p.m. sailing for Vancouver boards, some travellers waited upwards of five hours

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

Most Read