A complete community along Nanaimo's south downtown waterfront...An active, thriving community...A safe city...a sustainable municipality...a healthy Nanaimo. What do these mean to you?
City Council recently laid out its priorities to move Nanaimo forward and would like to hear what you think of them at an upcoming e-Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 25th at 7:00 pm.
There are many ways you can join the conversation:
- in person on July 25 at the Shaw Auditorium in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre
- on the eTown Hall event page on Facebook
- tweet during the eTown Hall using hashtag #NanaimoTH
- provide your comments or ask questions on the City website
- call us with a question during the eTown Hall at 250-754-4251
The priorities Council have identified are:
Phased Development of South Downtown Waterfront
This priority supports the creation of a complete community along Nanaimo’s south downtown waterfront. It will be a catalyst for our community’s future health, a key economic driver for downtown revitalization and a destination to access attractions, services and amenities. Providing linkages between our downtown, the Port Authority and Snuneymuxw First Nation lands, this transformational priority will draw in developers, attract investment and generate strong community pride.
Recreation, Culture, Sports and Tourism
This priority supports a healthy, active, thriving community for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. By providing the necessary resources and facilitating the development of recreation, sport and culture, Nanaimo, through this priority, will grow as a community that appeals to investors, tourists, residents and newcomers of all ages seeking a vibrant West Coast lifestyle.
This priority supports the collective wellbeing of our community by protecting the lives of all our residents. Through programs supporting protection, prevention and education, Nanaimo will be a safer and more secure community.
Governance Renewal: This priority guides Council and staff in renewing the City’s capacity to effectively and efficiently serve the residents of our community. Through regular public outreach, Council will establish a respectful tone that facilitates understanding, openness and thoughtful discussion concerning how our city is governed.
This priority recognizes healthy communities directly reflect the wellness of its individual members. Through investments in infrastructure, including bike routes, parks, and trails, and with decision making which addresses the reduction of poverty, the importance of economic accessibility and the impacts of climate change, this priority enhances a sense of place, supports sustainability and protects Nanaimo’s most vulnerable.
You can read the draft update of the Strategic Plan, learn more about the priorities listed above and provide your feedback on the City website.