CRD Launches Transparency Initiatives

Dec 09, 2019

Victoria, BC– As part of the Capital Regional District’s commitment to transparency and accountability, the CRD now offers two more ways residents can find information on the latest Board decisions, priorities and outcomes. The Board Highlights monthly e-newsletter sends a summary of key agenda items and Board decisions directly to your inbox, with links to related materials and webcasts for in-depth review. The rise and report section of the CRD website publishes decisions that were made in-camera once they are ready for public release.

“These new tools are a great way for residents to quickly and easily find more information about decisions made by the CRD Board,” said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant. “I encourage everyone to sign up for the monthly Board Highlights e-newsletter in order to keep informed and stay connected with us.”

Earlier this year, the CRD Board directed staff to create a Board Highlights report on a monthly basis and to re-evaluate the report after two years. At that time, the Board also approved a recommendation to add a rise and report webpage to the website. Rise and report items are decisions or announcements initially made during closed Board meetings that are now ready for public release. Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month; Board Highlights are then prepared and sent out within a week.

To subscribe to the Board Highlights, please visit:

For rise and report, please visit:

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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492