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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Summerside Mayor Dan Kutcher is transferring forward together with his election pledge to create a housing job drive inside his first 100 days in workplace.
Kutcher mentioned the duty drive is on observe to be launched by mid-March.
“I’ve met with employees and that course of has begun with respect to setting out the aims and the imaginative and prescient for that job drive,” he mentioned, in a current replace to metropolis council.
He requested councillors who wished to take part or who know of any certified group members who could also be useful, both as job drive members or presenters, to contact him.
The thing is to “come ahead with stable suggestions for council to contemplate that can assist improve housing provide and make housing extra attainable throughout your complete spectrum.”
He added that when launched, the duty drive would have six months to do its work.
“Hopefully we are going to get to some extent the place now we have a housing motion plan that can feed into our official plan inside the subsequent variety of months,” mentioned Kutcher.
Prince Edward Island had one of many lowest emptiness charges in Canada in 2022 at simply 0.8 per cent. That follows a number of years of a housing scarcity that has dramatically elevated the variety of Islanders who’re housing insecure.
Colin MacLean is a reporter with the SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by e-mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @JournalPMacLean.