Want to help improve downtown Campbell River?

Mayor Andy Adams says city council recently made the decision to recruit a select committee of volunteers.

They’ll be tasked with providing recommendations for improving safety and creating a more inviting downtown core. Members will also help determine how best to use the $225,000 budgeted for downtown safety initiatives in 2021. 

Council will appoint a maximum of seven members for up to four months, starting sometime next month.

Those directly affected by downtown safety issues are encouraged to apply, and the deadline to do so is next Friday, November 27th. To apply, click here.

In an effort to discourage what the city calls “negative behaviour” away from the area, it’s also offering downtown property owners funding to support building design changes. The goal is to enhance the experience for both residents and businesses.

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