New City proclamation policy in the works

The City of Cranbrook will be looking at a new proclamation policy sometime in the future.

  • Jun. 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The City of Cranbrook will be looking at a new proclamation policy sometime in the future.

At the moment council does not have a policy on how to decide which proclamations to decide which proclamations are in its best interest to support and which may not be.

The proclamations come from organizations and groups all over Canada, from local all the way up to national.

Coun. Wesley Graham had stated in a past meeting that he worried some of the proclamation requests fall beyond the scope of the municipality.

Graham’s resolution read:

“Whereas Council has the discretion to support an organization through its approval of proclamation requests; and Whereas proclamation requests are being received from increasingly diverse backgrounds, interests and cultures; and Whereas it would aid Council in its consideration of proclamation requests to have a guiding policy in order to make the process fair and equitable for all; Now, therefore be it resolved that City staff be directed to prepare a policy around proclamations to be presented to Council for review, discussion and consideration.”

Coun. Ron Popoff noted that one of the possible outcomes of the review is council could decide to stop doing proclamations.