A recent letter to me and the newspaper asked about how people can be more involved in their local government. Here are a few ways.
Here is a picture of Tofino, before and after.
Tofino has gone down the path that Cobble Hill is on right now. First we are building a design charrette with the community to create a VISUAL pallette of what we would like to see in the village.
Next will be to prioritize what to do.
One of the funding sources that Tofino accessed and we can as well is the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET). They help fund projects they believe will help the economic vitality of an area. Chemainus and Lake Cowichan took grants from ICET as well.
This is just one of a few grant programs that we can access.
TOWN HALL MEETING
FISHER ROAD COMPOSTING EXPANSION
December 1st – 7PM
Cobble Hill Hall – 3550 Watson Ave
Matteus Clement, CVRD director, will be
facilitating a town hall meeting to discuss an
application from Fisher Road Recycling to
expand their Capacity from 18,000 tonnes to
The discussion will hear from the
community about concerns around odours,
water protection and moving forward.
Come join the discussion about what Cobble Hill could be!
2-4pm at kerry park in the denis maclean room.
Please feel free to watch the video below
There is a piece of parkland in the fisher road industrial park that is being used as a school child drop off. The community is concerned about the possible selling of the property. Here is a video explaining some of the reasoning and the next steps.
Here are some samples of near collisions in that area.
As you may have read in the paper, there is some discontent around the CVRD’s use of the AAP.
You can read about a recent dicussion that was had at the table in the paper: http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/340001231.html
I think the quote at the end of the article sums up my feelings around this issue:
“We’ve got to understand that what is under the Local Government Act and the Community Charter and what’s set out for the newspapers is the bare minimum so the question is do we want to do the bare minimum as local government, and that’s common practice, or do we want best practice?”
Here is a video I made to help explain the tools we have as a local government.