October 18, 2017 – In January 2017, White Rock’s Marine Drive Waterfront experienced a negative media storm of shocking proportion that characterized the waterfront as “dead” and “a ghost town.” The negative press spurred action amongst merchants, the South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce, the City of White Rock and the White Rock BIA. A task force was created and through that effort, the desire to have an audience with Mayor and Council in order to address their needs and concerns as merchants on our waterfront was identified.
The White Rock BIA hosted a town hall attended by Marine Drive businesses, the Mayor of White Rock, a member of City Council, and city staff. The notes from that discussion are available to view here: Marine Drive Town Hall Meeting. A press release was also distributed to local media: BIA Press Release – Marine Drive Town Hall.
The discussion and action on behalf of the Waterfront Task Force will continue. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact the BIA office directly.