Ombudsperson investigation closed


August 25, 2016

Ombudsperson investigation of Bowen Island Municipality closed

I am pleased to report that the Municipality has received notice from the Office of the Ombudsperson that a complaint filed under the Ombudsperson Act in 2014 has been closed.

The complaint stated concerns with the process the Municipality followed with respect to applications for the construction of private docks along the shoreline at Cape Roger Curtis, particularly with respect to meetings that were closed to the public.

The Ombudsperson’s investigation revealed that the subjects discussed at the meetings in question were covered under section 90(1) of the Community Charter and that the Municipality was authorized to close these meetings to the public.

The closing summary from the Office of the Ombudsperson concluded that the process followed by the Municipality was generally reasonable, and that there was no need for further investigation.

For further details, please see the Closing Summary from the Office of the Ombudsperson.

Kathy Lalonde
Chief Administrative Officer

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