Sponsors: City of Dawson Creek
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse
WHEREAS the goal of Province of BC's report "Accessibility 2024" is to make BC the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024;
WHEREAS changes to the Provincial Building Code will be necessary to reach the goal of the most accessible province in Canada:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM requests that the Province of BC update the Building Code to ensure that enhanced accessible and adaptive standards are entrenched in the BC Building Code to reflect the increasing needs of a demographic that requires such standards;
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM work with the Province to develop accessible community and visitable housing guidelines that local governments can incorporate into their Official Community Plans.