Delegation to ask Courtenay council for strategic planning document endorsement

$360K price tag

  • Dec. 2, 2015 8:00 p.m.

When the Paris climate summit wraps up and world leaders announce their commitments with a global call to action, the City of Courtenay will have a unique opportunity to weigh in on the cause of sustainability.

On Monday, Dec. 7, a citizen delegation will ask council to endorse and adopt the five-year-old Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy (CVSS) as a strategic planning document. The delegation’s call for renewed action is backed up with letters of support from local businesses, community groups, non-profits and the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association.

“I see the Sustainability Strategy as an untapped resource for the city,” says Courtenay resident Will Cole-Hamilton, who will make the presentation to council. “At a $360,000 price tag, with half that funding from local taxpayers, the CVSS is a significant investment that can’t be forgotten. Dozens of citizens, planners and even local students also put significant time and effort into creating this roadmap.”