“To help the Comox Valley Regional Team tell their story about leading and managing change, we have posted a set stories on Water Bucket. This is a tangible way to record history as it is being created," stated Mike Tanner.
"The end product is a successful project. But what we really want to focus on is the process - that is, the process of how we can work with the development community to expedite the process, end up with the product that we all want, and keep down the costs," stated Derek Richmond.
“Understanding the drivers that are pushing local governments to refine the development application process, and the relationship with the development community, will help in informing the front-end process. Tthe provincial government has enacted legislation that requires all local governments to create policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions., and address it in their regulation of development," stated Nancy Hofer.
"Protecting the environment will require significant effort and commitment from all parties. The transition is not going to be easy, but there is no turning back. Dialogue will help to build trust leading to a coordinated effort to achieve shared goals," stated Glenn Westendorp.
“The format was excellent for ‘stirring the pot’ as it allowed for a variety of ideas, questions and comments to flow easily and freely. The non-formal setting made everyone comfortable in sharing comments, whether positive or negative. This is certainly appreciated among the building and development community," stated Kip Keylock.
“Balancing free market ‘regional’ forces with regulation intended to protect us from ourselves……..If we really could plan, design and sell housing affordably, which was also ecologically sound and was a product people want, we'd have this nut cracked," stated Ian Whitehead.
“One of the things that makes BC unique is the degree of autonomy that local government has compared to other provinces. The provincial philosophy is not to be prescriptive. Rather, it is an enabling philosophy. This means that legislation creates the tools that allows local governments and others to get the job done," stated Kim Stephens.
"To be successful, we all need to work outside our normal boundaries; and we need to proactively communicate and work with others. Through the 4Cs, we would like to shift the paradigm from boundaries to areas of commonality," stated Derek Richmond.