Over the summer the board of directors, ably assisted by facilitator Phil Nicholson, met to reflect on options for the FCA-FAC for the coming year and onward.
A document for discussion was circulated at the General Meeting of Sept. 15. The discussion paper, with minor amendments reflecting comments at the Sept. 15. meeting, is found at https://secureservercdn.net/220.127.116.11/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Prospect.pdf
Readers of the paper are encouraged to respond to a brief questionnaire intended to elicit your feedback and views. The feedback we receive through the survey and in person at our monthly meetings will shape the activities of your FCA over the coming year.
You will find this survey here
If you wish to refer others in your organisation to the survey, the link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VN5WRQN
At its retreat last summer, the board of the FCA-FAC set out some top-level goals to pursue over the year. These were:
1. Get known as an important and useful federation by media, politicians and the public.
2. Present credible and compelling voices of regional groupings of community and citizen associations through a wide range of public participation activities.
3. Recommend new major projects or changes to City-wide strategy, policy, plans, standards and Budget and local community urban, suburban and village/rural and private sector development.
4. Partner in operational delivery of selected civic programmes toward affordability, quality, appropriateness, fairness, durability
5. Connect City Hall to communities and vice versa
6. Help build capacity within community groups and energy among them, through active exposure to each other and to other leaders.
We need to hear from the FCA-FAC members how we did in the pursuit of these goals.
If you haven’t done so already, FCA members, please take our survey
The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM (mark it on your calendar, June 7th).
Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders.
You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link.
Nominations are due by May 1st and should be sent to our past president, Graeme Roderick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should include all the necessary information in support of the nomination.
The Federation adds its voice to the many communities dismayed or apprehensive of the proposal to give preference to developers in working with city planning
Annual General Meeting Panel: The proposed theme is “transportation in transition” and Klaus Beltzer is to introduce John Manconi and David Jeans.
- It was agreed that $150 be allocated to provide a contribution to charity in lieu of presents to the speakers. It was also agreed that coffee etc. comparable to that provided in past years be arranged
- It was agreed that the City Builder Award for Bill Teron should be presented at the May 14 General Meeting if possible.
- It was agreed that expenditure of $350 be authorized for preparation of the award materials.
An invitation has arrived from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for FCA to nominate a representative to participate in the Planning Act Working Group. The Working Group is to provide advice on issues including: what constitutes a minor variance; regulation standards for notices; and regulation standards for public engagement.
- It was agreed to empower Sheila Perry to identify a candidate and make a nomination on behalf of the FCA.