City approves tax dollars for business plan

The city will spend $125K on a business continuity plan.

The City of Nanaimo wants a plan on how it will provide services in the face of an emergency.

It will cost taxpayers $125,000 for the business continuity plan.

Council agreed to the cost at Monday’s meeting where city staff reported a readiness to pick and engage a consultant to do the work.

The plan is all about what the city would do internally to continue providing services in an emergency.

If there was a gas leak at the Service and Resource Centre and staff couldn’t work there, for example, it would lay out where staff members would go and how the public would access services they’d normally get if the building was available, according to Victor Mema, city chief financial officer.