News

City streamlining internal committees

City of Vernon staff have been directed to complete a detailed review of all select and standing committees as part of the follow-up to the 2013 Core Services Review.
The review, completed by KPMG, was an initiative of Council in as part of their mandate to make sound budget management a priority while protecting essential services for City residents. Council has asked staff for clarification of roles, opportunities for consolidation to reduce duplication or overlap, and possible elimination of identified committees of Council. Restructuring the City’s committees will involve folding some committees or initiatives into others.  The restructuring process is expected to be completed by May 1, 2014.
“Our goal through the reorganization of Council's committee structure is to provide cost effective means of public and organization input to important policy decisions and direction for our community,” said Mayor Rob Sawatzky. “However, Council and myself have tremendous appreciation and gratitude for the volunteer work of those who have sat on these committees. We will continue to be grateful for the dedication of those who gave their time to make Vernon the great city it is.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Westwood boosts Okanagan College
Skilled labour dominates budget talk
 
Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
RBC gives $15,000 support for Intensive Care
 
Playpen donates to help animals
 
MLA sues political opponent for incident at 2013 all candidates forum

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.