The City of Quesnel was three for three when it comes to the resolutions it put forward at this year’s North Central Local Government Association’s AGM and convention in Dawson Creek.
City Councillor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, also the new NCLGA President, says they focused on changing the date of BC’s Family Day to coincide with other provinces, painting the highway lines in a more timely manner and using better paint so it doesn’t wear down so easily and asking the Provincial Government to reverse it’s decision to download DNA costs onto municipalities.
She says “there is a real concern that there was no consultation on this. The feds downloaded it onto the provinces and most of them absorbed it but BC didn’t and they didn’t have any type of consultation and just said here ya go.”
Roodenburg says she’s heard they are now looking at downloading the cost onto communities with populations under 5 thousand people as well.
The cost to Quesnel right now is around an additional 4-thousand dollars.
Just two resolutions didn’t pass, both from Williams Lake, including one to deal with GPS tracking of prolific offenders.
Roodenburg says it was a bit of a controversial.
She says Williams Lake just wants to add an additional tool for the RCMP but she says delegates felt it was freedom against incarceration and also argued about what was a prolific offender and was it the same in all communities.
Roodenburg says the other resolution that was defeated was a request for taxi companies to have at least one accessible taxi in their fleet.
She says delegates felt that it would be too costly for private business owners.