The Comox Valley Regional District goes online with PlaceSpeak
Earlier this week, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) posted a great write-up on the use of PlaceSpeak as part of their consultations for the south region liquid waste management plan (LWMP). Here are some excerpts:
An online consultation forum has been set up at PlaceSpeak – a location-based community consultation website. The service is unique because of its ‘geoverification’ feature which confirms the locations of participants so discussion is focused on those in the affected area.
“Public consultation is critical to the development of a successful liquid waste management plan and we want to be sure there are options for everyone in the area to provide their comments in a convenient way,” said Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD’s director for Baynes Sound – Denman Hornby Islands (Area ‘A’).
To participate in the online discussion forum, area residents are invited to simply sign up for an account at www.placespeak.com, confirm their location by phone number or address and then visit www.placespeak.com/southregionlwmp to select the “Connect to this Topic” button and start contributing. Participants can comment on discussion boards, post new items and vote in polls.
Location information is collected for verification purposes only and is strictly protected. Only residents in the designated consultation area will be able to participate in the discussion. Those outside of the area can monitor the discussion and provide feedback directly to the project team.
The PlaceSpeak forum will supplement an already busy public consultation plan for the LWMP that includes weekly office hours open to the public, a series of open houses, social media outreach, information posted to the website www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/southregionlwmp and quarterly newsletters.
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