Excellent, this latest blog post by municipal lawyer Jonathan Baker. Excerpt and link below.
PLANNING BY APPOINTED COMMITTEES
There are two kinds of citizen committees that compete in Vancouver’s Planning Process. The Affordability Task Force is an example of one that is being used with increasing frequency by the Mayor and Council. The government appoints people to advise it, accepts their advice, and passes a bylaw. They consider this consultation or citizen input.
The most recent one is the Proposed Vancouver Task force to look at boosting neighborhood community engagement.
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