Series 414 - Richmond Sister City Committee minutes

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Richmond Sister City Committee minutes

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    CRICH 414

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    • 1974-1994, 2000-2005 (Creation)
      Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

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    10 cm of textual records

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    ([19-?] -)

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    The City Clerk's Office is part of the Finance and Corporate Services Division and serves as a secretariat for Council and its Committees. It performs administrative functions including: agenda preparation recording of minutes, processing and certifying by-laws, record management and distribution of records, and making records available to the public.
    The Clerk's Office is responsible for the preservation of all Council and Committee records, through a records management and archives system which documents the history of Richmond.

    The City Clerk is also responsible for organizing and conducting City elections.

    The City Clerk's Office is often the first stop for processing citizens' petitions, complaints and requests to Council, and also receives requests for information under the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy legislation.

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    Series consists of minutes of the Richmond Sister City Committee (previously known as the Sister City Twinning Committee) detailing ongoing activities of the committee in maintaining relations with existing sister cities (including organizing official visits and exchanges) and in investigating friendship relationships with municipal bodies in China.

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        Minutes are incomplete for some years. Minutes of meetings from 1995 to 1999 were never transferred to the Archives.

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        Richmond Municipal Council established the "Sister City Twinning Committee" on February 11, 1974 (Resolution 157). Modelled after a similar committee developed by the local government in Wakayama, Japan, the Sister City Twinning Committee was given the responsibility to oversee Richmond's existing Sister City Twinning program. As such, it was established to formalize efforts and coordinate the administrative and operational matters concerning Richmond's relationships with its two sister cities. Richmond officially twinned with Pierrefonds, Quebec on January 23, 1967, as a part of the Centennial Project of the Union of Quebec Municipalities, and with Wakayama, Japan, on July 16, 1973. The objectives of the Richmond Sister City Program, according to municipal policy 1201 (1988) and subsequent revised terms of reference, have been to enhance friendship and mutual understanding, foster cultural, student and athletic exchanges, and foster trade and other economic linkages. On October 7, 1991, Richmond City Council approved the request of the Sister City Twinning Committee to change its name to the "Richmond Sister City Committee."

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        BCAUL control number: CRICH-SER-414

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