The Board for the North Central Local Government Association has unanimously voted to rescind a letter sent to Lieutenant Governor Judy Guichon, dated June 2.
That letter, penned by NCLGA President Shaely Wilbur, expressed concerns over the the alliance between the BC NDP and the BC Greens to form a minority government. It stated:
“Our principle concern is that the Opposition contract neglects and disempowers the community-level administration of this region and the families who live and work here.”
Today, a statement was issued, rescinding that letter. It states:
“It was an error to send a letter on behalf of all NCLGA local government members without a thorough vetting by the board members duly elected and appointed by them. The NCLGA Board sincerely regrets this and will be taking immediate action to ensure this does not happen again. Furthermore, the NCLGA Board will be sending an official letter of apology to all NCLGA local government members, all leaders of political parties in the BC Legislature and to Her Honour, Lt. Governor Guichon.”
“The NCLGA unanimously reaffirms that it is a non-partisan association, and recognizes that the contents of the open letter in question have been perceived as partisan, inappropriate and untimely. The NCLGA Board remains committed to promoting the social, environmental, and economic well-being of all NCLGA members, and emphatically states that it will work equally with all stakeholders, decision makers, and elected representatives to that end.”