European sewage/waste/organics tour by CRD being "re-thought"


Mayor Lisa Helps says the junket to Europe to tour integrated waste management facilities is being "re-thought". 

The trip was approved by a narrow vote in committee but it will be up to the board to determine if there is a better way to proceed. Mayor Lisa Helps says anyone who thinks this is a "vacation" is out to lunch. "Anyone who thinks that going for 6 days and visiting 6 plants in five or six days is a vacation needs to give their head a shake."

Helps says she believes there is a misconception as to what this trip is about. "How can we treat our waste as a resource; how can we treat our waste our garbage as a resource and turn that into energy."

The trip will be re-examined at the environmental services committee and ultimately the Board this Wednesday. 

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