Esquimalt mayor offers kudos during annual address

Barb Desjardins touches on Centennial celebration, policing framework agreement at council meeting

Mayor Barb Desjardins used her annual mayoral address to council Monday night to praise the township for coming together and honouring its past during this year’s centennial celebrations.

“It’s a role Esquimalt has taken very seriously, whether with First Nations, the army, Navy, its people … we take great pride in our community,” she said.

Public consultation on the budget and council’s strategic priorities will likely begin in January, Desjardins added.

She called the policing framework agreement with Victoria Police Department a “framework for greater (regional) amalgamation of policing, if we get it right.”

Desjardins also made her annual committee appointments to the Capital Regional District. The high profile liquid waste management committee and committee of the whole positions will continue to be represented by Desjardins.

Council voted to delay a decision on acting mayor positions, as Coun. Meagan Brame was not in attendance.

Council also supported a letter from Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen to CRD chair Geoff Young regarding the region’s $783-million secondary sewage treatment project.

The letter calls for a comparative environmental impact assessment of the current process and proposed process for disposing of liquid waste before the CRD plans are finalized. It will be voted on at an upcoming CRD committee of the whole meeting.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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