Nebbeling outlines Liberal plans to SLRD 

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"We can’t afford to keep taking B.C. Rail to task," said SLRD chair Susan Gimse.

Lillooet, on the other hand, has issues with B.C. Hydro.

Nebbeling said changes to the Interpretation Act – which would make Crown corporations answerable to local government land use plans – and the new community charter will address may of the concerns.

Lonsdale acknowledged the new Local Government Act gives communities authority in some areas while constricting them in others. "But there is some trepidation about the community charter," she told Nebbeling. "I know you have made changes and done a lot of work on it but I have no idea exactly what is in it... some of the areas that I hope you give consideration to are around process; rezoning; official community plan changes – those types of things – our ability to strike committees with the appropriate representation that we feel we need; stuff around in-camera meetings; freedom of information; revenue stuff and elections… even around that there seems to be so many inconsistencies between the levels of government," noted Lonsdale.

"I guess one thing I would like to pass on to you is what is good for the goose should be good for the gander. I would hope that the new provincial government wouldn’t be setting standards for local government that they are unwilling to accept themselves," she told Nebbeling. "I think that is key because that is where we are today."

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