Geoff – great question about working with others. When we were doing the CEEP we recognised what the municipality itself had control over – like rezoning, as opposed to cleaner tailpipe emissions (really led by California), or BC Transit regional decisions – into which we had inotu but no direct control.
So – it was important that we had input into the regional pedestrian and cycling plan and transit plans as well as our own work. But we also led the way – for example setting higher than building code requirements for energy performance on new buildings – which has helped to raise the bar for other CRD communities.
I guess for me – absolutely yes work with neighbours and don’t be afraid to push the boundaries!