Nanaimo Operations Centre FAQs

  • Why is the work needed?

  • What is planned for Phase One of the project?

  • Have you done any assessments to determine what the actual need is?

  • What other options were considered instead of what is proposed?

  • Why does the project need a trail in Beban Park?

  • Why aren't there detailed drawings for the project?

  • Were seismic studies done on the buildings in the Public Works yard?

  • If approved, what are the next steps? Has a contractor already been hired?

  • Why make post-disaster rated buildings, what is the additional cost for that?

  • Is the project just to make the buildings earthquake-proof? If so, why not just do seismic upgrades?

  • What and when is Phase Two?

  • Are all four phases guaranteed to take place?

  • Is the Public Works Yard now called the Nanaimo Operations Centre?

  • What is this AAP about?

  • Why an AAP and not a Referendum?

  • What is the difference between an Election, a Referendum and an Alternative Approval Process?

  • Does the City have to deliver notifications to all residents for a referendum?

  • What happens if the AAP fails?

  • I submitted an opposition form for the previous AAP held between Sept 27 and Nov 3, 2023. I am still opposed to the borrowing for this project, do I need to submit another response form this time?

  • How was 10 per cent of eligible electors determined?

  • Do I need to respond if I’m in favour of the borrowing?

  • Can the AAP be cancelled while it is in progress and just move to a Referendum?

  • How much is this going to cost me?

  • Will the full amount be borrowed?

  • Why can’t you use reserves to fund this project?

  • Why can’t you put last year’s surplus towards this project?

  • If an additional one per cent of property taxes is added to the general asset management fund, why can’t that be used toward this project? What is the purpose of the fund?

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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