Focusing sustainability in Rossland

Focusing sustainability in Rossland

The Rossland Sustainability Commission would like the opinion of Rosslanders on what needs to be tackled next.

The city has made progress on improving its economic, social and environmental sustainability in the last four years.

But there is more work left to be done. Towards that end the Rossland Sustainability Commission would like input.

Through the efforts of individuals, local community groups, the City of Rossland and the Sustainability Commission, the community is moving towards a collective vision of a sustainable Rossland.

The commission would like the opinion of Rosslanders on what needs to be tackled next. To provide input electronically, please go to http://thotstr.ca/rosslandsc/eWx.

You will be prompted to answer the following three questions.

1. What are the most important environmental, economic and social issues Rossland must address in the next two years to be more sustainable.

2. Currently, which initiatives or projects are contributing most to Rossland’s environmental, economic and social sustainability?

3. Is there anything else you’d like to share with us regarding social, economic and environmental sustainability in Rossland?

All responses will be confidential. They will be sorted and categorized and then people will receive a second email asking to review the categorized ideas and explain which ideas are top priority for action.

The information gathered will be used by the Sustainability Commission and city council to determine the next areas of focus for sustainability activities and projects. The results will also be shared with the community and local community groups.

If people prefer to participate in a face-to-face discussion, the commission will be conducting two public sessions at the end of January.

Annual report on the city

The Community Charter requires that, by June 30 in each year, a municipality must prepare an annual report and make that report available for public inspection.

Rossland’s annual report is now online (http://www.rossland.ca/sites/default/files/corporate-services_annual-reports_2011-annual-report_2012-06-21.pdf) and is available for public inspection.

The 98-page report includes financial information on the city, as well as statistical pieces.