November 15, 2023
Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: November 14, 2023
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Council adopts Sidney’s first Accessibility Plan to remove barriers to municipal services and spaces
In accordance with the Accessible British Columbia Act, the Town of Sidney has adopted its first Accessibility Plan. The plan was developed in consultation with the Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee with community input gathered over the summer.
The Accessibility Plan details 35 initiatives related to transportation, municipal and emergency services, municipal communications and public engagement, employment and procurement with the Town of Sidney, as well as municipal buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces.
The plan outlines systemic changes to the Town’s operations. While some initiatives can be implemented in the short term, others will happen as infrastructure is renewed or new capital projects are undertaken, incorporating current best practices for accessibility.
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith
Town of Sidney