The City of Charlottetown has launched a survey following the Inspired City Meet and Speak events to collect feedback and ideas for the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).
The Meet and Speak events were held on February 4 at the Delta Prince Edward. More than 200 people attended the afternoon visioning session and the evening social featured approximately 30 booths with an additional 200 people in attendance. These events provided the public with a platform to present ideas and generate discussion to reflect on the progress made so far and to identify what the priorities are for the next phase of community sustainability and the ICSP. Participants were able to provide input through a variety of mediums including drawings, round table discussions and comment cards.
The ICSP survey has been created to provide an additional platform for gathering public input, especially for those who were unable to attend the Meet and Speak. This short survey will be used with all other collected information to update the ICSP for the next five years. The deadline to complete the survey is March 18.
"It has been incredible to see how engaged the public is in the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan and our goal to become a more sustainable city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the Meet and Speak events and provide us with valuable feedback I encourage everyone to take a few moments to complete this survey. We want to ensure all voices are heard and everyone has a chance to contribute to the future ICSP."
The survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to complete. It includes questions on the current goals and actions of the plan and provide opportunities to identify new focus areas for sustainability partnerships and programs.
"The ICSP is a community-owned plan and, while the City has made major contributions to meeting the goals and actions, it is also the effort of individuals and community organizations that needs to be recognized and celebrated," said Councillor Bob Doiron, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee. "The impact of community groups and the importance of partnerships between the City and the community are clearly recognized in the plan and will continue to be, going forward. I’d like to stress that in order to realize a truly sustainable City, all members of the community must be actively engaged in identifying and implementing the solutions."
Once the results of the survey are compiled with the feedback from the Meet and Speak events, the new Integrated Community Sustainability Plan will be brought before City Council. It is expected to be ready in mid- to late- spring.
To access the survey, visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click on the ICSP Survey button.
For individuals or organizations that would like to provide further feedback, additional comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18, 2016.
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