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November 3, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

Nov 04, 2014

SPECIAL PRESENTATION


Mayor's Garden Contest for Kids
Mayor Jackson recognized the winners of her 2014 Garden Contest for Kids. Congratulations to all of the participants!

United Way Wrap-up
Council viewed a presentation on the success of this year's staff fundraiser for the United Way, presented by Doreann Mayhew and Shannon Hadley, Co-Chairs of the United Way campaign. The fundraiser was a great success and raised more than $55,000 for the United Way. 

DELEGATIONS


Self-Management BC
Council received a delegation from Self-Management BC representative Patrick McGowan, PhD, University of Victoria, to discuss Self-Management BC, a Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners initiative, and its role in chronic disease. View presentation background material.

DISCUSSION REPORTS


$20 Child and Youth Summer Pass Promotion
Council received a report summarizing the success of the 2014 $20 Unlimited Child and Youth Summer Pass promotion, which provided unlimited drop-in use of Delta's facilities to youth all summer for only $20. The report notes a total of 3,404 passes were sold this year. Council approved the recommendation to again implement the program in 2015. View the staff report.

Seniors Expo Summary
Council received an update on the success of two Seniors Expos hosted at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on September 20 and at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre on October 4. There were a total of 40 booths at each event and the Expos received a combined total of approximately 1,000 participants. View the staff report. 

Proposed Amendments to the Police Act
Council approved the recommendation from Delta's Chief Administrative Officer, George V. Harvie, to advise The B.C. Minister of Justice and Attorney General that the Corporation of Delta does not support legislative changes that would compel municipal participation in integrated regional policing units, such as the Integrated Homicide Investigate Team. Delta Council would like to retain its authority to decide whether or not to join integrated policing units to ensure that public safety in Delta is not compromised. 

This staff recommendation was prompted by the introduction of Bill 4, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, in the legislature by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Suzanne Anton, on October 23, 2014. The proposed amendments associated with Bill 4 would clarify the Provincial government's authority to impose a duty on municipalities to use and pay for specialized policing services. Copies of the staff report will be sent to the Delta Police Board, and Delta's MLAs. View the staff report.

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Issued by the Office of the Mayor – November 3, 2014

View the Council reports and complete agenda from the November 3, 2014 Regular Meeting of Council

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor's Office at 604-946-3210 or email mayor@delta.ca.