A new blog with a focus on Nanaimo civic issues and politics. Here’s how you can participate.
Check in often and read the posts and comments. There will be lots of opinion certainly but there will be at least as much emphasis on fact based research. Personal attacks will be avoided. If they slip through, they’ll be removed.
At the bottom left corner you’ll see the email subscription box. Enter your email and you’ll be automatically notified of new posts on the site. Free and easy. No spam, no use of your email address for any other purpose. Unsubscribe is one-click easy right on the emails you receive. Easy and instant.
Contribute to the conversation. Agree, disagree, commend, correct, fill in detail. In Nanaimo’s highly partisan and polarized civic environment let’s elevate the level of the discussion and the debate. Blogs require your email so they can avoid spam attacks, but your email is not retained by the website.
Become a contributor. Submit a bio and some background that lets the reader know where you’re coming from. This is an exercise in citizen journalism. Commitments to cover and report on city council, committee, and commission meetings would be welcome. Public hearings and development proposals are other areas that could be covered here.
NANAIMO CITY HALL is an on-line “civic plaza” — a place for discussing and debating local issues and politics. Our local newspapers have done a good job covering City Hall and have over time developed a readership for municipal politics and development issues. But our intent here is to try to take the the discussion up a level.
Contributors will be identified with a bio and a frame of reference that helps us understand where they’re coming from. Comments are welcome and will be moderated and edited for civility and relevance.
At the LINKS & DOCUMENTS tab you’ll find background resources including materials from the 10 Year Official Community Plan Review which resulted in the elimination of the Urban Containment Boundary.