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RCMP Contract Committee Seeks Input  

The RCMP Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) will be meeting on May 23, 2019 to discuss policing issues of relevance. Local governments wishing to suggest discussion items related to the agreement under which the RCMP provides local police services to BC are asked to submit input to Bhar Sihota, UBCM Policy Analyst, prior to May 8. Read more
Excellence Awards Deadline: May 10   
 
UBCM would like to encourage members to submit an application for the 2019 Community Excellence Awards. The application deadline is May 10, 2019. Award winners will be recognized at a reception for delegates at the UBCM Convention in September.
Convention Session Proposals Being Accepted    
 
UBCM is now accepting clinic and workshop applications for the 2019 Convention in Vancouver. Interested parties are asked to review the criteria and deadlines in the  Session Proposal Process , and submit a proposal using the online form. The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2019. 
For CFOs: Cannabis Costs Survey     
 
UBCM, in collaboration with GFOABC, has released a survey seeking to examine local government costs related to cannabis legalization. The data collected will support UBCM's discussions with the Province regarding cannabis excise tax revenue sharing, so that local government implementation costs are not paid for through the property tax. Read more
Amendments Enable Broadband Service     
 
An update to the Local Government Act (LGA) will provide regional districts with an additional tool to expand high-speed Internet to under-served areas. The changes enable regional districts to provide financing for capital costs to Internet service providers where it may not otherwise make sense from a business perspective. Read more 
Toward Parity Survey - Response Requested     
 
Did you miss the UBCM-FCM Toward Parity webinar? You can still contribute your feedback by completing a survey. Responses will help FCM to develop a national action plan addressing some of the potential barriers that exist for women (of all identities) entering into, being elected to, or remaining in local elected office. Read more
Funding & Resources Update      
 
Each month the Compass provides an update on UBCM funding programs as well as information on other programs, events and resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations. Read more
May 1, 2019

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