The City of Delta should win the Open for Business Award for the South Delta Sustainability Strategy. The Strategy was approved by Delta Council on July 13, 2015 to help support the long‐term viability of the small business communities in Ladner and Tsawwassen as the Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons retail malls were developed on nearby Tsawwassen First Nation Land. The Strategy was developed through extensive consultation with the City of Delta’s major South Delta business stakeholders: Delta Chamber of Commerce, Ladner Business Association, Tourism Delta, and the Tsawwassen Business Association. The Strategy resulted in 58 specific objectives contained in a clearly assigned action plan, all of which are designed to achieve the overall vision:
To establish vibrant, sustainable, and resilient downtown environments in Ladner and Tsawwassen through improvements to the quality and viability of existing businesses and the attraction of new viable businesses.