RITE Richmond Announces Neighbourhood Enhancement Plan
RICHMOND, BC – As part of their ongoing pledge to bring all communities within Richmond together, RITE Richmond announced their Neighbourhood Enhancement Plan on Tuesday. This becomes RITE Richmond’s sixth action plan dedicated to bringing change to Richmond, if elected to City Council and the Board of Education on November 15.
“The RITE Richmond team is committed to building better neighbourhoods,” said Richmond City Council candidate Carol Day. “Our Neighbourhood Enhancement Plan was created with simple, affordable and concrete plans to start the process.”
The Neighbourhood Enhancement Plan is a 22-step plan that will help bring Richmondites together. It includes naming and branding our neighbourhoods, creating message centres within or near community centres, involving community groups, rewarding community service, installing gathering areas, and utilizing inter-generational learning via the Richmond School District amongst others.
“People take pride in their homes and areas in which they live,” said Richmond School Trustee candidate Michael Starchuk. “Though there is a disconnect between many in this city which leaves no real avenues in which to show it. This proposed plan is an excellent base to building neighborhoods where empathy, communication and respect run rampant.”
Day stated that the goals of this plan are to get people talking and sharing everything from life experience to assets, to promote the sense of belonging, to create better security for residents and to build communities that are stronger, happier and engaged.
“We need change for the better in this city,” added City Council candidate Michael Wolfe. “RITE Richmond wants to work towards a better Richmond with a community spirit we can all be proud of.”
Read the full plan here.