Review of Size of Council
Prince Edward County Council has identified the need to address the Size of Council as one of it's goals for 2015. To see more about the timelines related to achieving this goal, click here.
This year, Council has recieved three proposed plans, and listened to several deputations on this topic. Plans received to date are listed below for the public's information.
Do you have an idea you would like Council to consider? Council is is inviting members of the public to submit for consideration any other proposals with potential changes to the size of Council and/or electoral ward boundaries before June 4, 2015.
To be qualified for consideration, proposals must include the proposed number of Councillors for each new Electoral Ward, and a description of each new Electoral Ward by referencing current or parts of current ward boundaries.
2 Ward Boundary Proposal - Mayor Quaiff
April 16 Report
Proposal Ward Map
Plan 13 Proposal - John Thompson
May 6 Deputation
May 6 Updated Elector Numbers
The N.E.W. Plan - Gary Mooney
5 Proposal - including Ward Map
In 2013, Prince Edward County underwent a Size of Council Review and a Citizens' Assembly in efforts to aswer the question - How many municipal councillors should represent the citizens of Prince Edward County? Detailed information about the citizens' assembly approach including the history, examples and more is available here and here.
The final report of the Citizen's assembly can be read here, and the Executive Summary can be read here.
News Releases related to the Citizen's Assembly are listed below:
October 10, 2013 - PEC Council Rejects Proposed Changes to Size, Ward Boundaries
August 29, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Reaches Decision - Calls for Ten Councillors Plus Mayor (August 28, 2013)
August 20, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Nears Conclusion: Members Nearing Decisions on Size of Council
July 17, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Chosen - Members to Recommend Best Size for County Council
April 26, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly to Review Size of Council
May 31, 2013 - 5,000 Voters Given Chance to Join Citizens' Assembly
Other Reports Related to the Citizen's Assembly are listed below:
Mayor Mertens' Report on Citizens' Assembly Findings (September 19, 2013)
Review of Size of Council - Background Information (November 19, 2012)