With the conclusion of last week's Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), members of White Rock council are looking forward to seeing some results of the talks they had during the week-long conference.
White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin said he found the conference to be useful in that he was able to encourage various city initiatives forward that were dependant on provincial and federal funding.
"I had a number of ministerial meetings about moving projects along and financing," said Baldwin.
"Not that we got any approvals, but it was more about laying the groundwork, so that was quite useful."
Baldwin also said it was a great opportunity to meet with stakeholders and city leaders to discuss mutual issues and ideas.
"One of my meetings was with Port Metro Vancouver about the (proposed)
coal terminal and I also had a short discussion with Mayor Watts about (rail safety in) Crescent Beach, White Rock," said Baldwin.
For White Rock Coun. Grant Meyer, UBCM provided an invaluable opportunity to meet with stakeholders about a variety of interests to White Rock.
"I had a really good chat with the people from Transport Canada on rail safety and I also got the chance to speak with CN police about it as well, so those were interesting," said Meyer.
"I'm passionate about the promenade and want to see it extended and the waterfront in general is the jewel of White Rock, so I also spoke with some playground equipment managers and talked about our firefighters and their fundraising efforts."
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