In this video I talk briefly about three of the City of Victoria’s underfunded capital projects – Fire Hall No. 1, the Bay Street Bridge, and the Crystal Pool. Last Thursday at Council we received an updated report on the City’s 20 Year Capital Plan. We learned that these key pieces of city infrastructure need to be addressed over the next five years but the City doesn’t have enough funding to undertake any of them.
The report details some funding options, including grants and partnerships. As I say in the video, key for me, is that a.) the public has all this information available when we embark on the public engagement with regard to the Crystal Pool in the new year and b.) that we are all open to creative new ideas for funding these projects. I look forward to the engagement process.