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

 

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