In the chief administration officer’s update report dated May 11 on the Oak Bay/CRD deer project, under the 2014 budget it lists $13,662.50 spent for communications.
Recent documents show that of that money, $6,000 was paid to the Pace Communications Group. According to the Pace website, they are one of British Columbia’s most experienced, effective and trusted public relations firms covering event management and media relations to crisis communications and government relations.
Pace Group can promote, protect or rehabilitate the “reputations of a broad range of public and private sector clients”. Why did Oak Bay have to hire a PR firm for a deer cull project?