participation

Here is where you come in

Your part of the Area F Official Community Plan review is starting in earnest next week.  I say your part because we absolutely need to hear from you.  The stakes are high: this OCP will determine how your neighborhood evolves in the next 20 years.  So you need to participate, even if it means just sitting in a chair and filling out a couple of surveys.  And since you are reading this, you should make sure everyone you know participates.

Let me put it this way:  If you can’t be bothered to participate, you cannot complain if things don’t go your way.  It is that simple.

There are three main modes of public participation during this process:

Area F Official Community Plan Review

This thread is used to hold information about the 2017 Area F Official Community Plan review. The main RDOS site also has a section dedicated to the review: Area F OCP Review

The purpose of the thread on this site is to provide a more informal mechanism for sharing information, voicing concerns, and finding out what is going on.  For example, this site allows you to post comments (the main RDOS site does not).  You will see directly below this message a hierarchy of links to information (as it evolves and becomes available).

An OCP review is a long process.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments as we go along.

OCP Review Citizens Committee

A Citizens Committee of approximately two dozen Area F residents has been created to help guide the OCP review process (recall the January call for applications).  The role of the committee is 

[...] as a community sounding board and as communication agents to talk to their neighbours and friends, etc.  We don’t expect them to go through policy by policy but to advise on the larger picture goals.

Members of the committee were selected to represent a cross-section of Area F residents in terms of:

  1. geographic location within the electoral area
  2. demographics (age, gender, etc.)