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CVRD releases Rethink Plan in response to COVID-19

The Comox Valley Regional District has mapped out a pandemic plan.

The CVRD board recently approved the Rethink Comox Valley plan, which outlines the key actions it will take during the pandemic.

It includes:

  • Supporting vulnerable populations through funding and grants,
  • Reducing spending by more than $750,000 on CVRD services this year,
  • Planning to save $800,000 in solid waste operating costs over the next two years,
  • Implementing innovative recreation programs,
  • Improving community collaboration on Emergency Response,
  • Implementing protocols to keep staff and the public safe at CVRD facilities, and
  • Moving some services online.

“The Rethink Comox Valley plan is a step along the path to continued effective and efficient service delivery and the priorities we have set now will help define our budgets for the next year and beyond,” said CVRD board chair, Jesse Ketler. 

“These are uncharted waters for all of us. We are committed to working with our partners to collaborate and respond to community priorities as we navigate through this pandemic together.”

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The CVRD says the key drivers of the plan are fiscal responsibility, community partnerships, indigenous relations and climate crisis, environmental stewardship and protection.

To read the plan, click here.

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