COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, including the CVRD services you depend on like recreational facilities, parks, essential infrastructure and planning services. The short video explains how we are rethinking our services to better respond to priorities of our residents and aid in our community's recovery during these new normal times.
Learn more about the Rethink Comox Valley plan.
In March 2020, the government of British Columbia declared a state of emergency as the Comox Valley, along with other communities in Canada and around the world, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 12, the Board adopted a renewal plan for the review sevice levels and all necessary, critical and functional projects slated for the next five years. Recommended actions for the plan were brought forward to the relevant committees, commissions and partners for review over the summer. For more information about the renewal plan read the press release or refer to the staff report for additional context and supporting materials.
In addition, the CVRD has taken numerous actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are grouped around the CVRD's Core Services, including the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service. A supplemental report was also prepared to pull together additional information and programs for consideration through the pandemic. This was presented to the board on August 25, 2020.
Rethink Comox Valley
The Board approved actions to be taken in 2020 and beyond at its strategic planning session in September 2020. The resulting plan is called Rethink Comox Valley. This plan is a step along the path to continued effective and efficient service delivery. The priorities set now will help define budgets for next year and beyond.