Comox council approves homelessness opinion question, with conditions

  • Sep. 22, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record Staff

Comox council carried a recommendation Wednesday for a non-binding public opinion question about tax dollars and homelessness to be asked during the upcoming municipal elections, provided the Comox Valley Regional District produce the information, advertising and staffing for the vote.

The vote — which will only be conducted if at least two Valley municipalities agree to participate — is intended to gauge the level of public support about annual property tax contributions to help reduce homelessness in the Comox Valley.

The recommendation noted the town will advise the CVRD on their intent to conduct the vote, with the caveat the regional district provide material and staff the voting place during the times of all advance election days and general election day.