Thanks to members of our community who attended the May 9th public forum on “Selling City-Owned Land.” Your views and commitment to the City can help shape a stronger Land Policy to guide current and future decisions by City Council.
As several speakers suggested, strengthening City of Victoria policy and procedures can provide an example of “best practices” to inform the actions of other public authorities with respect to their sizeable land holdings in the City and region — including the Capital Regional District, neighbouring municipalities, and the provincial and federal governments.
Here are resources to inform public discussion on a City Land Policy:
- Map of City-Owned Land (PDF file)
- Inventory of City-Owned Land (MS Excel file)
- Policy for Surplus Highways (adopted in May 2006)
- Best Practices from Other Jurisdictions (Presentation by James Bay resident Irwin Henderson)
Audio recording of the May 9th Public Forum (courtesy of Janine Bandcroft):
Link to Audio from May 9th Public Forum on Selling City-Owned Land, May 9, 2012
Download Podcast from public forum