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Listen closely to this exchange between city council and city staff with regards to the request for 'support in principle' from the Nanaimo Boathouse Society.
While the proponent claimed they were not seeking capital funding from the city, the response from our city manager would indicate, that given council support, the city would be obliged to match the funding from senior levels of government.
There are many additional details of this proposal which need to be scrutinized before council commits YOUR tax dollars to this project.
How much will this project actually cost Nanaimo Taxpayers - all costs in? Why can't this society, produce a business/operating plan that would not require taxpayer funding similar to the golf club, a tennis club or the curling club?