Amend Community Charter Allowing Municipalities to Set Higher Fees

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B26

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse

Details

WHEREAS local governments are faced with difficulties regulating and deterring repeat noise and nuisance offenders;

AND WHEREAS repeat offenders result in a drain on local government staff and RCMP resources;

AND WHEREAS Section 194 of the Community Charter restricts local governments’ ability to effectively discourage prolific offenders by limiting fees:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to amend the Community Charter to allow local governments the power and flexibility to successfully establish and collect fees and penalties.