Through this course students will gain knowledge and understanding of municipal government administration in British Columbia, including the key services provided and how the community is involved in the process. Topics examined include: governing legislation and structure; the roles and responsibilities of municipal government staff, elected officials and the community; local government service delivery and funding; and relationships with other governments and supporting organizations. Students will be introduced to key sector challenges such as sustainability, affordable housing, homelessness, alternative transportation and climate change, and develop critical thinking skills while considering local government action on these issues.
30 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
PADM 309 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.