City Council votes to file petition for removal of council member

A direct press release issued by the City of Grand Forks this morning, May 26.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25th, 2015

RE: Grand Forks City Council votes to file petition with courts for removal of Council member.

Grand Forks, BC – Grand Forks, B.C. City Council voted in favour of filing an application to the court for declaration of disqualification against Councillor Julia Butler.

The petition was filed pursuant to Section 111 of the Community Charter; Application to court for declaration of disqualification and pursuant to section 110, restrictions on participation in conflict.

Council moved forward with the petition to protect the best interests of the organization and will proceed with the filing of the application to the Supreme Court immediately.

Although Council will not be able to speak further to this, as the petition will be filed with the courts, council wanted to be respectful of the process and let the citizens of Grand Forks be aware of the situation.