The draft Joint Platform was developed over an 18-month period, in close collaboration between BCDC staff, a large Leadership Advisory Group, and hundreds of stakeholders. In 2020 and 2021, stakeholders participated in dozens of work group meetingsto discuss and shape the platform.
The platform was also informed by public forums, ten community and stakeholder focus groups, over 50 presentations to regional and local government boards and interest groups around the region, and an environmental justice caucus convened regularly throughout the process.
In other words, this platform, and the ideas in it, belong to everyone, and seek to serve everyone, now and into the future.
“This platform gets the balance between local responsibility and the regional role of a catalyst and supporting force pretty darn right.”