Vitalization of Cobourg’s Downtown has been a project since before the last election. In 2014 a Billboard was erected at the corner of Division and King that outlined plans into the future. Although there has been a lot of activity, the issue is still the subject of advisory committees like the Downtown Coalition Advisory Committee as well as the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) committee (composed of downtown merchants). At one point, the town even issued a newsletter providing progress reports (see Link below). More recently, the Community Improvement Program (CIP) has been providing money to applicants to spruce up their buildings. It’s not clear exactly what Council can do to help since it’s not in the business of operating stores or… Read complete articleDowntown Vitalization – What do Candidates think?