The Regional District of Nanaimo committee of the whole is recommending the establishment of an electoral area caucus.
At its meeting Tuesday, the committee recommended the establishment of an electoral area services committee as a standing committee of the board. Joan Harrison, regional district corporate services director, who worked on the committee report, said the caucus was identified as a priority during the board’s strategic planning.
Harrison said the committee would discuss topics including current planning approvals and long-range planning, emergency preparedness, bylaw enforcement and building inspection. The electoral area planning committee will be absorbed into the new committee as a result, she said.
“The items that would’ve been on the electoral area planning committee have now been identified as items that will be on the [electoral area services committee], so by that change there will be no need for the electoral area planning committee because the items will all have been moved over to the agenda of the new committee,” said Harrison.
Additionally, there was a recommendation for directors to meet for supper with the chief administrative officer on a monthly basis. Board items would not be dealt with during the informal meeting.
The motions will need approval at the regular board level. That meeting will take place on July 26.