Victoria & Saanich residents overwhelming indicated interest in examining local government structure in the 2014 municipal election – voting 80% & 88.8% respectively.
Amalgamation may be a solution. The crucial next step is to review amalgamation through a Citizens’ Assembly.
A Citizens’ Assembly is a group of residents who review information & conduct an analysis to make a recommendation to councils & the public on whether amalgamation is a viable option for our communities. The Citizens’ Assembly process would take approximately 6 to 9 months.
Any recommended changes would need to be approved by the electorate in a subsequent vote.