The two and half month process of putting together the North Coast Regional District Financial Plan is now underway, with the Directors opening up the consultation period last week.
The consultation is part of the work ahead towards the budget making and will help to identify the priorities that residents of the region have when it comes to the period ahead of 2021-2025.
The next public opportunity (by way of teleconferencing due to COVID) will come on February 20th, with details and documentation to be provided closer to the meeting date.
The Third and final opportunity for contribution will come on the 10th of March, with Regional District to give consideration to the final draft and potential approval of the Plan arrives on March 19th.
Some of the items of note for Prince Rupert and Port Edward area residents include funding plans for North Pacific Cannery Historical Site, and the Recycling program operated in the city.
Other areas of interest include funding for the Prince Rupert Library and a newly created element called Mainland Arts and Culture, something in place for an initial period of three years.
The first glimpse from Round one of the consultation can be reviewed here
If you wish to contribute to the process outside of those events, you can send the Regional District members a correspondence by directing your observations, comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince Rupert's representation to the Board is by appointment; with Mayor Lee Brain and Councillor Barry Cunningham currently serving as Prince Rupert's representatives.
Dan Franzen represents Port Edward.
The full roster of Regional District Directors can be reviewed here.
For more notes on Regional District see our archive page here.