The Regional District of Nanaimo is bringing three resolutions to the table at the 2013 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention this month, while the city plans to look for solutions.
UBCM members will vote on the resolutions - along with one from Lantzville and 152 others from municipalities across the province - from Sept. 17 to 20 in Vancouver.
RDN chairman and resolutions committee member Joe Stanhope said resolutions that pass will be sent on to higher levels of government for consideration.
"If we don't get success, we keep on pushing the button," he said. "The UBCM now represents 100 per cent of all local governments in B.C."
The resolutions submitted by the RDN and Lantzville are:
To urge the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and provincial government to allow non-profit societies to improve fish habitats in streams.
There have been licensing disputes between the Nile Creek Enhancement Society in Qualicum Bay and the government.
To require the provincial government to inform local governments before issuing licenses for any activities to take place on municipal land. The Ministry of Agriculture recently removed thousands of tonnes of beached seaweed from Island shorelines without informing local governments.
To urge the province to immediately resolve all issues with tsunami warnings as coastal communities are "at risk of significant loss of life in the event of a tsunami."
To call on the province to increase funding for the Legal Services Society, as "unresolved, or badly resolved, legal problems mushroom" and cause problems in Lantzville.
Nanaimo mayor John Ruttan and five city councillors are also going to the convention.
Coun. Jim Kipp, Coun. Bill Bestwick and Coun. Fred Pattje will not be attending.
Coun. Bill McKay said he is looking forward to meeting people from other municipalities and finding out more about waste to energy from Metro Vancouver.
"One of the things I find that is best at these events, while everything is worthwhile, is meeting people from other communities," McKay said.
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