Staff will prepare a report back to Council with options to expand funding to the Vandalism Relief Grant fund, and that the grant program be amended to allow properties/businesses to apply more than twice per year, and to receive up to $2500 per incident, up to a maximum of $5000 per year.
An information report will be prepared that provides background on municipally owned development corporations, their purpose and governance structures; the steps required for establishing a development corporation in British Columbia; and high-level costs and considerations associated with establishing a municipally owned development corporation in Nanaimo.
The report on development corporations will be brought to a Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting for discussion prior to 2024 budget deliberations, and topic matter experts will be identified and invited to provide information at the meeting.
Staff will prepare a report on options to regulate the use of controlled substances in public spaces including a summary of steps being proposed in other British Columbia communities following Provincial decriminalization.
Councillor Brown will be permitted to attend the PIBC (Planning Institute of British Columbia) Annual conference.