Mayor Haynes has asked us to share his March 3 2021 update on the BC Urban Mayors Caucus meeting with Premier Horgan . . .
“I am pleased to share this update on the recent meeting of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus with Premier Horgan. You will see it raises the issues of an improved fiscal formula for your municipality and improved supports for complex care options for those of our residents in need.
As a member of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus, Saanich is pleased to be able to raise the key issues identified in the Blueprint with the Provincial government.
Meeting at 7:00 – 8:00 every Friday morning since last October, I believe we are making steady progress in meeting with your Provincial Ministers on the four core areas of Mental Health, Substance Use and Treatment, Affordable Housing, Public Transit, and a New Fiscal Relationship. We have also embarked upon raising these conversations at the Federal levels.
On behalf of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus and the Union of B.C. Municipalities, we would like to thank Premier Horgan and Minister Osborne for meeting to begin to explore opportunities for improving the local government finance system.