Helps was acclaimed Tuesday as chairwoman of the newly formed east-side wastewater treatment and resource recovery select committee. Saanich Coun. Vic Derman was elected vice-chairman, beating out Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell for the position in a secret ballot.
The committee was formed to allow Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay to explore wastewater treatment options together.
Like the parallel west-side committee, which has adopted the title Westside Solutions, the east-side group will develop and evaluate sewage treatment options for its communities.