Governance Task Force petition still seeks signatures

To download a petition form, visit www.cvgovreview.ca

  • Oct. 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record Staff

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce hopes to petition the provincial government to commission a study to determine if the current local format of governance best satisfies the political, cultural and community needs of Valley communities.

“We don’t have the answers, we just want to get some facts,” Chamber president/CEO Dianne Hawkins said last week at Courtenay council.

Before March, the chamber hopes to garner 5,000 signatures (10 per cent of eligible voters) that would be presented to local governments for support. They in turn would ask for provincial funding and assistance with the governance review process.

“It certainly informs a debate,” Coun. Bill Anglin said. “Thank you for bringing this issue to the community.”

At last count, the task force had collected approximately one-third of the required signatures. To download a petition form, visit www.cvgovreview.ca, or go to the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce at  2040 Cliffe Ave.

•After several attempts over the years by the City and the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, the City recently received permission from the landowner to construct a fence at the vacant property at Fifth and Duncan, where the Palace Theatre once stood. The fence will be constructed in the next few weeks.

•Duncan Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets will be closed from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 31 to accommodate the annual Halloween Parade.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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