Disabled advisory to return

The Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is being resurrected.

The Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is being resurrected.

In late May last year the mayor and council received information from city staff that the ACPD was chronically lacking volunteers.

The following month council decided to roll the disabilities commission into the Advisory Recreation Commission (ARC).

When the issue was raised again at the end of last month, city staff reported that since the change there had only been one inquiry into an issue affecting persons who are disabled and no interest in attending ARC meetings.

There is currently one disabled member of the ARC.

However, councillor Corrine Scott said five of the six members of the disabled community she spoke with were not aware of the change and felt the ACPD had simply been disbanded.