BCDP Recommends YES on Ballot Question 2D*:
Rationale — Except for changing the start of the council term which allows for delays in election results, this is a clean-up charter change. Allowing a council member whose term ends the same year as there is a mayoral election to run for both mayor and council places an unfair disadvantage on other potential candidates. That individual should have to choose up front which office to seek as it then makes clear to the public where the vacancy is. The power of incumbency means other candidates may choose not to run.
For more information on this ballot issue, go to: 2022 BCDP Ballot Measures Guide
*The BCDP Executive Committee voted to support this issue with a two thirds majority vote.