Saturday, February 1, 2014

Referendum Fast Fact - What happens after 2018?

I received a question today, that I think others might have as well...

Part of the proposal is to freeze the new dues rates until at least 2018. Does this mean that the rates can be unilaterally changed by Council after that?

In a word, no. The bylaws say that Council can't change the dues without membership approval, end of story. The next time Council needs to revisit the rate, we'll have to hold another referendum, just like this time.

So, why specify 2018 in the first place? Council and staff have to plan finances well beyond the short term, and we know you do, too. Putting 2018 in bylaws is our commitment to you that we will not be seeking any further adjustments before then.

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