An Update on JOA Negotiations

An Update on JOA Negotiations

An Update on JOA Negotiations

February 13, 2018 by MyCommunityCentre.com

We are still going back and forth with Park Board staff on the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). Collectively, we feel that we are moving in a positive direction. As individual CCAs, we have specifics that we will need to work through with the Park Board to ensure that the JOA works for our respective communities.

The update is that the dialogue continues between the CCAs and Park Board staff. We appreciate that they are working with us to resolve the issues that we have identified.

We also want to acknowledge our communities for your ongoing support. We know that you want to see us achieve a JOA that works for each of our unique communities. Your continued words, e-mails and calls are giving us the energy to keep fighting for what we need in the JOA. Thank you.

We remain cautiously hopeful that we are close to having a JOA that we can recommend that our respective boards sign. We will update you when we have news to share.

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