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January 19, 2017 1:26 pm

City Launches Alternate Approval Process On Four Projects

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City Hall will be accepting Elector Response Forms       250News photo

Prince George, BC – It will be up to residents to lodge their opposition to borrowing plans for three infrastructure upgrades and a financing plan that would allow the replacement of aging city mobile equipment.  Otherwise, City Council will adopt the necessary bylaws in early November.

All four bylaws are for terms longer than five years and, therefore, require elector support – this would normally require referendums.  However, after receiving approval from the Inspector of Municipalities, Councillors directed staff to move forward with four alternate approval processes at Monday night’s meeting, which, instead, require a percentage of the electorate to register their opposition.

In this case, 5,075 eligible voters (10-percent of the electorate) must submit Elector Response Forms to City Hall by 5pm, October 26th.

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