Here’s some irony in the VDT’s story:
Schruijer also discussed the Authority’s plans to move ahead with the Strategic Planning Process right after the first of the year. Following the Community Assessment which was conducted over the summer, the next phase is a full fledged commitment to begin the planning process.Why ever would people think that?
The intention, according to Schruijer and Copeland, is to include community partners in the process as the assessment showed that many in the community think that the various entities work at odds with each other, rather than on the same page, when it comes to economic development.
According to VLCIA’s website:
Meeting Schedule for 2011No date change for December: meeting still scheduled for December 20.
January 18, 2011**Please note date change**
February 15, 2011
March 15, 2011
April 19, 2011
May 17, 2011
June 14, 2011**
July 19, 2011
August 16, 2011
September 27, 2011**
October 18, 2011
November 15, 2011
December 20, 2011
And meanwhile, following the link marked Monthly Board Meeting Agendas:
AgendaNo agendas since October: None for their November or December meeting.
That’s how their website still looks, the day after their unannounced meeting.