Alternative Approval Process
Yesterday, an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to gain permission from residents to borrow an amount not to exceed $48,500,000 to finance the cost of construction of Phase 1 of a new Public Works Yard (Nanaimo Operations Centre). Eligible voters will have until February 20, 2024, to oppose the borrowing bylaw if they choose to do so. Response forms are available at City Hall or on the City website. The City is hosting information sessions and tours of the Public Works yard for residents to learn more about the project. A special Governance and Priorities Committee meeting was scheduled for last night, but was postponed due to weather conditions. Instead it will be held on Monday, January 22, at 7pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre's Shaw Auditorium. An information presentation will be provided, as well as a chance to ask questions about the project and the AAP process.