Month: September 2013

A public question period is proposed, but don’t think you can just get in line at the mic and ask one. A proposed draft change presented as Bylaw 9360.1 puts 14 strictures on asking a question. One of them is “The Board Chair has the discretion to call questions out of order without debate or challenge.” This package will come to the next OPPS meeting for discussion and vote, October 15. Public participation at Standing Committees is standard SD61 practice.

This is an unofficial summary of all motions brought to Standing Committees and Board Meetings of School District 61 Greater Victoria (City of Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and part of Saanich) since January 2012, when I started my first term as Trustee, and all Trustees took office, after the November 2011 civic elections.