We want to know how you feel about downtown Victoria and the decisions that are made about it. Taking our advocacy role very seriously, we send regular Open Letters to Council and other downtown organizations. By ensuring that your voice is being heard, downtown Victoria can remain engaged, responsive, and successful.
Sent on July 15, 2019.
Addressed to Council.
In response to proposed closures of Government Street, the DVBA wrote to council in support of the staff report on Government Street submitted by Kerri Moore. The DVBA strongly believes that Government Street closures negatively impact businesses and are unnecessary. While the DVBA is committed to a pedestrian-friendly downtown, we also must prioritize downtown businesses.
The DVBA supports Moore’s recommendations to improve pedestrian experiences downtown without closing Government Street.