Obtaining Land from Province Below Market Value to Financially Depressed Areas

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B22

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation

Details

WHEREAS many communities in the northern part of British Columbia have suffered financial hardship due to the closure of mines and logging operations;

AND WHEREAS local governments need to diversify their economies and encourage businesses to locate within their communities;

AND WHEREAS the cost of obtaining land to assist in Economic Development is prohibitive for communities affected by the economic down turn:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to assist local governments with Economic Development by selling Crown Land to the local government for substantially less than market value.