E-town hall on way for core services review

NANAIMO – City council will engage the public, stakeholders about the core services review report this September.

The City of Nanaimo will host an e-town hall meeting this September on results of its core services review.

Nanaimo city council agreed to an e-town hall meeting on the core services review report in September as part of a public engagement strategy and in advance of an implementation plan.

Council also agreed to hold stakeholder engagement sessions on economic development and tourism, and in a separate motion, to include the core services review final report to agendas until a plan is implemented.

“I just wanted to let the public know that this item is going to be on the agenda until such time as we make a decision so they can come anytime to speak on it,” said Coun. Jerry Hong, who made the motion.

No political decisions have been made on recommendations in the core services review to date, which suggested closure of the Departure Bay Activity Centre to avoid a capital expenditure of $2.1 million, and consideration of a three-month Beban Park pool closure.