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Council mulls afternoon meetings

White Rock council is considering adding Monday afternoon meetings to their schedule.

White Rock council is mulling adding Monday afternoon meetings to their schedule.

The concept was discussed at this week's governance and legislation committee meeting, after Coun. Lynne Sinclair suggested an earlier meeting "might be a better way to include the public" in city affairs.

Sinclair noted earlier meetings are also easier for seniors to attend, and will improve efficiencies by enabling staff to explain issues to council en masse.

Committee members voted unanimously to have staff draft a policy for the afternoon meetings, including a look at practices of other municipalities. They also supported including the policy in packages given to those running for election, so they can have a clear picture of the time commitment involved.

Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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