City launches new website
The City of Castlegar’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) has spawned an offshoot website that will be in place long after the planning process is complete.
Shannon Marshall, planning technician for the city, told council at its regular meeting that since community consultation is an integral element of the planning process, city staff looked into creating a website to better inform and engage city residents.
“It focusses on sustainability… to consolidate the information from (the city’s various) projects onto a single site,” he said. “It’s a one-stop shop for residents.”
The front page, he explained, boasts an interactive map, with icons that will take visitors to any of a variety of subject headlings like air quality, sustainability planning, news and events – with links to other sites and documents promising a wealth of material relating to the subject.
The site, in the works for about five months, went live last week and offers a detailed breakdown of the city’s ICSP, so community members can stay up-to-date on the issue, but will also continue beyond the planning timeframe so residents can find out how to partake of and participate in the city’s ongoing ‘green’ efforts and programs.
Marshall pointed out that the city is seeking feedback on the site and would welcome input that would help them improve the service. Email email@example.com or call city hall at 250-365-7227.
To view the website, visit www.castlegar.ca/sustainable and follow the links.