Last week, with the support of Council and senior staff, Mayor Harvie led the City of Delta through its most productive Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention ever. Delta’s leadership on key issues was well received by municipalities from across the province and Delta’s delegation had numerous positive meetings with representatives from the Provincial Government.
Mayor Harvie, with Councillors Dan Copeland, and Dylan Kruger, City Manager Sean McGill, and senior staff, successfully achieved the endorsement of five key resolutions by UBCM convention delegates:
- Port Policing
- Money Laundering Counter-Measures in Casinos
- Funding for Climate Change Adaptation – Flood Protection
- Water Sustainability Act – Approvals Review Time
- Preservation of Archeological Artifacts.
“I am extremely pleased with the support Delta received from other local governments for our resolutions, along with the level of collaboration and commitment from Premier Horgan and his Cabinet during our meetings. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with our provincial counterparts on issues that are important to Delta and the region.”
- Mayor George V. Harvie
In addition to the City’s success in having important resolutions endorsed at the convention, Delta’s representatives took advantage of the opportunity to continue ongoing efforts to build relationships with the Premier, Ministers, and senior staff from the Provincial Government to work together on key issues affecting Delta. Productive meetings were held with the Premier, Minister of Agriculture, Attorney General, Minister of Health, Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, and both of Delta’s MLAs. City Manager Sean McGill and senior staff also had constructive meetings with their counterparts in various provincial ministries.
These meetings included discussion on key issues, such as the replacement of the George Massey Tunnel, casino money laundering, port policing, affordable housing, protection of the Agricultural Land Reserve, and funding for lower Fraser River local channel dredging.
The City will send letters to the Premier and each Minister to thank them for the opportunity to discuss Delta’s concerns and follow up on commitments made during the meetings.
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