Comox Valley Regional District focusing on ‘doable’ priorities

The regional district board has identified its strategic priorities.

The regional district board has identified the following as strategic priorities for the district: rainwater management, First Nations relations, policies for agriculture and aquaculture, the E&N rail corridor and the Mount Washington Integrated Resort Community Plan.

The latter updates a local area plan for the Mount Washington area, which is recognized as a new settlement node under the Regional Growth Strategy.

“We’re working on the doables,” board chair Edwin Grieve said following a recent committee of the whole meeting. “It’s critical to get successes under our belts.”

A sewer implementation strategy, a transit master plan/service review and RGS implementation agreements are among other corporate and operational strategies next on the list.

“We believe we can get a lot of work done,” Grieve said. “It’s going to be a win-win for everybody, especially the taxpayers of the Comox Valley.”

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