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George debate creating flood of work at Gibsons Town Hall

Staff and Councillors in Gibsons say a lot of time is getting eaten up dealing with people over a proposed waterfront hotel conference centre.

There’s been a flood of letters, freedom of information requests and applications to appear at Council meetings – from people on both sides of the George Hotel issue.

Councillor Dan Bouman says opening things up a bit could actually ease that pressure.

Bouman is asking for a review of the procedure bylaw, which sets out the rules.

Mayor Wayne Rowe says just such a review is called for in the strategic plan, but he points out a Catch-22; Town staff are so busy because of the George, they haven’t had to time to move ahead with the review.

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Councillors did agree Tuesday night to get together for a special workshop to go over the procedure bylaw to see if they want to make any changes

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