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Micromobility insurance, shipping 'scrubbers' ban among UBCM resolutions from Coquitlam, Port Moody

Nine resolutions from Coquitlam and Port Moody’s councils urging the provincial government to take action will be on the floor at the next Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Nine resolutions from Coquitlam and Port Moody councils urging the provincial government to take action will be on the floor at the next Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention.

Coquitlam has five asks for provincial delegates to vote on at the annual meeting, which takes place in Whistler between Sept. 12 and 16.

They pertain to:

  • Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to better support fire department incident responses
  • Policing costs related to provincial facilities
  • Review of the regulatory environment pertaining to e-Mobility devices
  • Micromobility users insurance
  • New provincial mandate and funding for 911 

And in Port Moody, its resolutions to be voted on are:

  • Support flood recovery that Creates Safe Communities and Healthy, Resilient Ecosystems
  • Request that Port Moody endorse the Fossil Fuel NonProliferation Treaty
  • Advocacy for banning of exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, in the shipping industry
  • Advocacy for legislation to protect biological diversity and ecosystem health

The deadline for councils to submit resolutions was June 30. There are no resolutions from Port Coquitlam.

Last year, UBCM had 170 resolutions from local governments; the voting process took six hours.

Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge, who is on the UBCM executive, said he’s pleased council stuck with resolutions relevant to the city as the agency receives dozens of submissions for voting consideration.

And he said if there is duplication on a resolution, UBCM will look at co-sponsorship if the topic is the same.

The 119th annual UBCM convention has the theme “Value of One, Power of Many.”