Delta committees need review, says Bishop

Mayoralty candidate Sylvia Bishop once again is making campaign announcements.

Today, she promised that if elected mayor, she will immediately launch a review of the municipality’s 18 advisory committees with a view to amalgamating some that serve duplicate functions, abolishing others and creating new ones to meet emerging priorities.

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 “Our city’s existing advisory committees were established to assist council and encourage public involvement in decision-making,” said Bishop.

“I believe they generally have performed a very valuable service for our community, but it also is clear that a rigorous review and update now are needed to ensure that the committees are working well and adequately addressing newly-arising issues, challenges and opportunities.”

Former CAO George Harvie and police chief Jim Cessford are the other declared candidates for mayor.

The election takes place Oct. 20.

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