Govt hopes to strip district councils of funding role

The Home Affairs Department (HAD) has proposed stripping district councils of their role in implementing community and minor work projects. At a Legco panel meeting on Wednesday, officials said district councils should no longer review funding requests for community involvement projects and minor works programmes, and the HAD and Leisure...

District councils set to lose vetting powers

The government on Wednesday revealed plans to suspend district councils' power to examine funding requests for community activities and minor works projects, after some local councils were paralysed by mass resignations or the disqualifications of their members. The city’s 18 district councils had been responsible for proposing and endorsing sports,...

Govt has no time to fix district council meltdown: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday admitted that the territory's district councils are no longer fully functional and representative after more than 200 members resigned, but said it is impossible to hold by-elections anytime soon to fill the vacant seats. Some district councils have been left with only three members...

Councillor sees double standards over remit

2021-03-28 HKT 10:08" title="Lo Kin-hei is the chairman of the Southern District Council. Photo: RTHK"> Lo Kin-hei is the chairman of the Southern District Council. Photo: RTHK Lo Kin-hei The chairman of Southern District Council, Lo Kin-hei, says the government gave no political leeway to district councils following the pro-democracy...