Oak Bay works on community plan

Over the next 18 months, Oak Bay will renew its Official Community Plan

Over the next 18 months, Oak Bay will renew its Official Community Plan (OCP), giving residents and council an opportunity to chart a new course for the future of the community for the first time in 30 years.

While the OCP renewal process will involve a professional external consultant to guide the work, the need for ongoing community input is also fundamental to the success of a new OCP, which is expected to be adopted by mayor and council in late 2013.

Residents interested in volunteering their time as members of the OCP Project Advisory Committee have until June 6 to apply to the municipality.

The purpose of the OCP Project Advisory Committee (OPAC) and senior staff is to guide the OCP review process, and to ensure that it is innovative, inclusive and tailored to the needs of the community. The OPAC will provide guidance to the consultant on matters of process. The comittee will also ensure that the new OCP, to be approved by council, has been vetted through a comprehensive public process.

The complete terms of reference for the OPAC is available at the Oak Bay municipal hall, or on their website at www.oakbaybc.org.