Compared to the vast agricultural land of rural BC, Richmond's agricultural land reserve is only a small part of BC's agricultural land. But the unique location of Richmond gives Richmond's ALR a special value.
When big fire occurs, you can't say ' you can't use water' . At present, the housing crisis in the Greater Vancouver is a big fire, and the land is water.
Richmond needs to build the competitive edge. This ALR is the best resource to build this advantage, and we have no reason to find a more difficult ineffective solution.
So the City of Richmond needs to urge the provincial government to allow the use of a small portion of ALR as non-agriculture use, including industrial use, currently the rents of industrial land are soaring and land supply in the logistics industry is also facing the shortage. The ALR is not absolutely untouchable unless it is a famous scenic spot or historical site.