By Renee Andor – Comox Valley Record
Published: March 05, 2013 11:00 AM, Updated: March 05, 2013 11:40 AM

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Courtenay council voted to forward a Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard resolution proposing a community forum about homelessness to the Comox Valley Regional District. Leonard said her resolution was prompted by Lake Trail Middle School student Rachael Jancowski’s Feb. 18 presentation to council on homelessness in the Comox Valley.

The resolution suggests a community forum “to hear from service providers and experts in affordable housing provision regarding the dependent-end of the housing continuum” and that the Comox Valley Housing Task Force be asked to organize the event. Coun. Starr Winchester pointed out the housing task force is a regional body and homelessness is regional issue, so to resolution should be forwarded to the CVRD for consideration.

The resolution will be forwarded to the CVRD for inclusion on the next available meeting agenda.