The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC) welcomes the recommended reforms and changes laid out in Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia, a report by the BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act.
Our Province is home to four of the fastest growing communities in Canada, with over 100,000 people migrating to BC in 2021. In that year, only 47,607 new homes were started. Keeping up with this pace of growth puts a strain on municipalities.
The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC), a coalition of 13 non-partisan Mayors representing more than 55 per cent of the population of British Columbia, releases the following statement in response to Federal Budget 2022.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC) welcomes the news from the Federal and Provincial Governments allocating $204 million in additional transit pandemic-relief funding to support BC’s transit operators.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus, a coalition of 13 non-partisan Mayors representing more than half the population of British Columbia release the following statements in response to the 2022 Provincial Budget.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC) Co-Chairs Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, are issuing the following statement in support of the recent memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Province’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Finance Ministry, and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) that will set the path forward for a better local government finance model.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – Affordable, reliable and accessible public transit is critical to the economic, social and environmental future of our cities. The BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC), representing 13 municipalities and more than 55 per cent of British Columbians, joins the national call to the Government of Canada to extend critical public transportation funding – specifically to TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries in B.C. – beyond the Federal 2020 Safe Restart Agreement.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – Responding to the Province of BC’s announcement of the first four complex care housing sites opening in Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford, the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus BCUMC) Co-Chairs, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, released the following statement on behalf of the Caucus’s 13 member Mayors
BRITISH COLUMBIA – The 13 mayors representing more than 55 per cent of British Columbians are once again calling on the Provincial Government for the urgent implementation of complex care housing solutions to support the most vulnerable residents in their communities. Today they are releasing a video to reiterate their call.
BRITISH COLUMBIA – At the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference this week delegates adopted the report, “Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency: Today’s Recovery and Tomorrow’s New Economy.” This report makes 20 recommendations on reforming local government financing that, when implemented, will create positive outcomes for the provincial government and local governments, and strong, resilient communities across BC.