city council

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria councillors want less criticism from VicPD in exchange for budget approval

Council tentatively approves four special constables on 2020 budget

City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Saanich council meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Sparks fly at Saanich council meeting when chair threatens to throw fellow councillor out

Monday night’s discussion on local area plan updates became heated

The Saanich council meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt calls for limitation of council duties in response to survey results

The survey asked residents if they would be in support of a 55 per cent salary increase

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network
Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria residents overwhelmingly opposed to councillor pay raise

Results from the 2020 draft budget survey are coming to council

Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Karmen McNamara wants the city to replace Crystal Pool as soon as possible. (File contributed/ Karmen McNamara)

Victoria council candidate brings forward Crystal Pool petition

Karmen McNamara wants the City of Victoria to prioritize replacing the pool with its original design

Karmen McNamara wants the city to replace Crystal Pool as soon as possible. (File contributed/ Karmen McNamara)
Victoria city council voted to minimize its admission rate increases. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria votes to keep recreational admission fee increase to a minimum

In January 2020 fees will go up by two per cent, rentals up 4.7 per cent

Victoria city council voted to minimize its admission rate increases. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria City Council are trying to get the public opinion on a significant salary increase. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Municipal watchdog calls Victoria councillors’ request for salary increase ‘boneheaded’

Grumpy Taxpayer$ wish to see reductions in councillor wages to meet local average

Victoria City Council are trying to get the public opinion on a significant salary increase. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Council members are asking for a considerable raise from city tax payers. (Screenshot/ Victoria.ca)

Victoria councillors ask taxpayers for opinions on 55 per cent wage increase

Council seeks feedback on the request in an online budget survey

Council members are asking for a considerable raise from city tax payers. (Screenshot/ Victoria.ca)
Coun. Zeb King says changes need to be made across the region in regards to prioritizing public transit. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Central Saanich councillor offers counter-challenge to Victoria’s bus-riding motion

Councillor says Victoria can take things further by eliminating political perks

Coun. Zeb King says changes need to be made across the region in regards to prioritizing public transit. (Keri Coles/News staff)
North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)

Building permits down, accumulated surplus up $4.3M notes North Saanich annual report

21 per cent of $21.6 million tax haul comes from water/sewer fees, largest debt due to sewer infrastructure

North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)
Central Saanich released their 2018 annual report detailing changes to the District’s financial position. (Peninsula News Review File)

Central Saanich annual report details $5.7 million improvement

Butchart Gardens the District’s largest taxpayer, shelling out $499,104 for 2018

Central Saanich released their 2018 annual report detailing changes to the District’s financial position. (Peninsula News Review File)
Child minding options will be available every second and fourth Thursday at City Hall (File photo)

City of Victoria offers free childminding during council meetings

Beginning on May 9, children age six months and older can be dropped off at City Hall

Child minding options will be available every second and fourth Thursday at City Hall (File photo)
Mayor and council will vote on a motion supporting a public inquiry into money laundering on Thursday. (File photo)

Victoria City Councillors call for further investigation into money laundering

A motion coming to council supports a public inquiry into investments linked to the opioid crisis

Mayor and council will vote on a motion supporting a public inquiry into money laundering on Thursday. (File photo)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow only recently gained Canadian citizenship, and in the recent municipal election he both cast his first vote, and was elected to City Council (File contributed/Together Victoria)

Former Somali refugee casts first-ever ballot and wins a Victoria city council seat in same election

Sharmarke Dubow, who came to Canada in 2012, says he’s honoured and excited to get to work

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow only recently gained Canadian citizenship, and in the recent municipal election he both cast his first vote, and was elected to City Council (File contributed/Together Victoria)
The creation of cannabis lounges in Victoria, after marijuana is legalized this fall was discussed at yesterday’s city council meeting.                                File photo

Cannabis lounge idea to be floated at Victoria council meeting

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to explore smoking area options for marijuana users after legalization

The creation of cannabis lounges in Victoria, after marijuana is legalized this fall was discussed at yesterday’s city council meeting.                                File photo