Residents have the final word

OCP public hearing at Monterey Centre on September 9

The official community plan public hearing is just around the corner.

If you haven’t given much thought to the community around you, now is a good time to start.

Oak Bay is a remarkable municipality, with a mix of housing, recreational opportunities, parks, beaches, educational institutions, businesses and more.

It’s a vibrant place with an active, involved community. With the renewal of the community plan comes the opportunity for residents to take a peek into the potential future of Oak Bay.

Whether your interest lies in maintaining the status quo or taking a completely different direction, the community plan is the pathway to achieving an inclusive, eco-friendly, desirable place to live.

The public hearing is the final stage for the public to bring any concerns or questions about the plan to council. If you have a disagreement with something included in the plan, or feel something has not been given enough emphasis, the public hearing is the time to make your voice heard.

Even if you only want to tell council that you think the proposed plan looks just the way you imagined it should – council wants to hear it. Your elected representatives want to know Oak Bay residents feel their voices were heard during the many public participation opportunities provided over the course of the last year.

You don’t have to attend the public hearing on Sept. 9 to have your say. Oak Bay residents are welcome to write to mayor and council c/o Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave. V8R 1G2, or email the mayor at oakbaymayor@oakbay.ca.

Remember, it’s your community, your opinion counts.

 

 

Just Posted

Oak Bay High student selected for Canada Youth Olympic Team

Barbarians rugby player Lachlan Kratz heads to Las Vegas for Qualifiers

Man charged in suspected Greater Victoria bus assault

The Victoria Police Department has arrested a man for sexual assault aboard… Continue reading

Library’s French collection gets $15,000 boost

Provincial grant adds extra French-language materials to Greater Victoria Public Library collection

Cruise Industry Job Fair on Saturday

Nearly 900 jobs created by the industry

Celebrating the heroic dogs of Saanich past

Cedar Hill exhibit features great dogs of history

VIDEO: What you need to know today at the B.C. Games

B.C. Winter Games athletes work for gold in the last full day of competition

B.C. Games: Athletes talk Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018

From Andi Naudie to Evan McEachran there’s an Olympian for every athlete to look up to

Minor injuries after car veers into Courtenay dance studio

A driver and passenger were taken to hospital after their vehicle crashed… Continue reading

Snowboarders sliding into fresh territory at B.C. Games

Athletes hit the slopes for first appearance as an event at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Cougars hold upper hand on Westshore in VIJHL South semifinal

Victoria leads series 2-0, games 3 and 4 go tonight and tomorrow

Looking back at the 1979 B.C. Games: Good memories, even better jackets

39 years later, Kamloops is hosting the Winter Games again, with some volunteers returning

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

Snowboarding debuts at B.C. Games

Merren deBellefeuille was lone Vancouver Island (Zone 6) athlete in ladies’ snowboard cross

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.