Council passes motion to proceed with Core Review

Review established as number one Council priority for 2015


Following an unanimous vote in favour, last night Nanaimo City Council agreed with a motion put forward by Mayor Bill McKay to proceed with a core review of the City's services and operations. As a first step in the process, a consultant will be retained to, 1) assist Council in creating a project charter; and 2) guide Councillors in the development of a terms of reference, following which a tender to complete the core review will be issued. A core review committee, comprised of all members of Council and chaired by the Mayor, will guide the development and implementation of the review.

Link to Strategic Plan: Taking responsibility to be an excellent municipal government.

Key Points

  • While the core review is underway, no additional City services will be undertaken by the City until the review exercise is completed.
  • Staffing levels for CUPE, IAFF and excluded staff will not be altered until the core review is completed.


"After considerable discussion amongst Council concerning the need for a core review and, having received regular feedback from the public in support of conducting a core review, last night initiated the start of an important and healthy process that will allow Council, staff and our community an important and timely opportunity to examine this organization's services and operations and thoroughly determine where, when looking forward, the City should best direct its attention, resources and support."


Quick Facts

  • Currently, details concerning the time and cost required to complete the core review have not been determined. These details, along with other information, will be publicly communicated once the required terms of reference are drafted and the required consultants are contacted.


Bill McMay
City of Nanaimo
Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Nanaimo

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