Mayor Maja Tait, Coun. Rick Kasper and director of development services Rob Howat will represent Sooke when the Capital Regional District begins a non-binding mediation process for the regional-growth strategy.
Mediation is required to resolve disputes within the regional-growth strategy related to growth management, water servicing and mapping after seven municipalities did not accept the recommendations earlier this year.
Although, Sooke did approve the regional-growth strategy, it chose to take part in the mediation.
Mayor Maja Tait, on behalf of council has written a letter of support to B.C. Hydro for Sooke-based Mouck Marine Energy Productions’ Illuminate the Way, Independent Energy Infrastructure Upgrade. Mouck wants to establish an independent energy infrastructure upgrade using “smart” energy management systems.