balancing our children's rights with our current needs
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Like the other communities in the Cowichan Valley, North Cowichan has become increasingly concerned with becoming more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Last term saw much disagreement about what the Official Community Plan 2011 said about development as well as some concern expressed about the location of the urban containment boundary. The OCP that sets out a vision and values to guide future decision-making. First among its five key principles -- "sustainability." There is a draft OCP going to Public Hearing in July 18th virtually, and July 19th at Mellor Hall.
Part of keeping our municipality sustainable is looking after our assets.
I believe North Cowichan could be offering so much: public transportation, low-impact recreation, local food security, affordable housing, smart development in our vibrant growth areas, clean water, clean air, sustainable forestry practices, green businesses and well-paying jobs. If we have to grow, I want North Cowichan to attract people who love it here and want to protect what makes it special.
Let's work together to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Work to balance the needs of today with the rights of future generations to a healthy, resource-rich environment.
In every decision to assess whether or not a particular course of action is the sustainable one.
To support the long range plans that have been laid down in the OCP and the CAEP.