This motion being proposed by Coun. Hansen is nothing new, as in 2013 the council of the day had formed a governance review committee that included councillors Wes Brodhead, Malcolm Parker, then-Mayor Nolan Crouse, the city manager and legislative services officer working with Western Management Consultants.
A series of recomendations were brought forward to council; however, given that a municipal election was in October, it was decided to postpone any implementation. The new council did not make any changes in the governance process.
Moving forward, it would be a suggestion that before having administration spend a lot of time developing a process and potentially paying consultants to study governance structure, the 2013 file be "dusted off" as this would be a fiscally responsible approach given the current environment of fiscal restraint.
"No need to reinvent the wheel," as the saying goes.
Malcolm Parker, former city councillor