In British Columbia, local government decision-making shapes the community it serves, whether that community is a village, town, city or electoral area.
The welfare and interests of the community’s future is promoted with a vision implemented through the adoption of policies and bylaws.
In the Comox Valley, the community and regional visions are reflected in the Official Community Plans and a Regional Growth Strategy.
To meet the challenges of climate change and sustainability, some communities’ short-term decisions are made in a reactive, chop and change manner. In the long run, this approach often fails to protect the municipality’s assets from damage and results in local government missing out on key partnerships and funding opportunities.
On the other hand, proactive municipal decision-making implements a clear, integrated, short and long-term planning strategy, designed specifically to meet the challenges of a community thoughtfully, efficiently and effectively.
BC municipal elections take place October 20, 2018.
On Thursday, May 24, CV Global Awareness Network, the CV Council of Canadians and Imagine Comox Valley invite you to a Sustainability Forum, where voters will have an opportunity to hear more about the possibility of reaching sustainable solutions to current local issues and problems. Continue reading