Prince George city councillors now have more clout at the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George board table.
Or, more specifically, Coun. Albert Koehler has more clout. Due to a slight increase in the city’s population, as per the 2016 Census, the four city representatives on the 14-member board now have 19 of the 30 weighted votes. Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall and Coun. Frank Everitt, and now Koehler, each have five votes while Coun. Murry Krause has four.
Area D Director Bill Empey has two votes because the electoral area has more than 4,000 residents. All the other directors, including representatives from Mackenzie, McBride, and Valemount only have one vote during weighted votes.