Is NIMBY Fighting Words?

I took some heat on February 1st following another round of futile discussion about a regional compost site.  A woman walked up to me in the back of the RDOS boardroom during a break and asked what gave me the right to call her a NIMBY.  She was angry.  I was in no mood for this (given the aforementioned futility) and was angry in return.

OCP Survey Round 2 Summary Video

I put together a very quick video describing the (surprising) results from Round 2 of the OCP survey.  The information in the video forms part of our preparation for the Round 3 survey.  People have told me it is much easier to complete the survey questions once they understand the different growth scenarios.

Link to the video is here (roughly 30 minutes)

Note that the video is based on the community meeting held in November. The content is very similar.

The Area F Official Community Plan Review is coming

Just a heads-up: A call is out to consultants to conduct the Area F OCP review.  According to the document, the projected start date for public consultation is the end of January, 2017.  Although we rely on the successful proponent to design and implement an appropriate engagement strategy, public input is a big part of every OCP review.  You might want to start thinking about what you want your community to look like over the next 20 years: things that should change, things that should not change, and so on.

Transit review: Open House on 20 June, 2011


The RDOS is hosting a Transit Review open house:

Westbench Elementary School Library
Monday 20 June 2011
drop in anytime between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

See the full ad here and please pass it along to anyone who you might think is interested.