Are you concerned about heritage conservation and planning in your community? Are there heritage issues that you want your municipal government to address? Does your community need a Community Heritage Commission, a Community Heritage Register, or long term heritage conservation planning in your official community plan? Are you a candidate running for municipal election and need more information about about why heritage is important for your community?
Heritage conservation and planning are essentially municipal concerns. Part 27 of the Local Government Act provides and describes all the tools and actions municipal governments can use and undertake to conserve heritage in their communities.
Heritage BC has created handy Heritage and Municipal Election Fact Sheets with information about why heritage conservation is an important issue in municipal elections, questions for candidates on heritage issues, and the heritage conservation tools and activities available to municipal governments.