Beginning in September, Regional District of Nanaimo committee of the whole meetings will begin at 3 p.m.
The meetings are scheduled in the first half of the month and begin at 7 p.m., but at their June 27 regular meeting, directors narrowly approved changing start time to 3 p.m. effective two months from now.
Directors Maureen Young (Extension), Bob Rogers (Nanoose), Julian Fell (Coombs), Bill Bestwick (Nanaimo), Gord Fuller (Nanaimo), Jim Kipp (Nanaimo), Bill Yoachim (Nanaimo) and Bob Colclough (Lantzville) were opposed.
A motion to change regular meeting start times, scheduled the latter half of the month, from 7 to 4 p.m. was defeated.
Thirteen directors voted against the measure: Bill Veenhof, board chairman (Bowser), Ian Thorpe, vice-chairman (Nanaimo), Jerry Hong (Nanaimo), Alec McPherson (Cedar), Teunis Westbroek (Qualicum Beach) as well as Young, Rogers, Fell, Bestwick, Fuller, Kipp, Yoachim and Colclough.