The Council agenda this week focused on requests of the municipality by local/regional organizations to host events in Oak Bay, most of which I supported and Council approved, that include: Mountain Equipment Co-Op requested to host Victoria Paddl…

A member of the public shared this website with Mayor Nils Jensen who shared it with the rest of Council. This is an innovative concept that addresses a variety of environmental goals, such as encouragement of local food production/security, use o…

Volunteer recruitment interviews began this week for Oak Bay’s new Environment Committee and what a wealth of strong and talented candidates who have applied! Oak Bay is indeed fortunate to have so many residents who are willing to volunteer their…

All but one agenda item were about land use involving Variance Permit Applications. After Council asked questions of applicants and debated any issues, I voted with the Council majority to approve and move all but one of these requests forward to …

The months of January and February have been active, with two new working groups forming and getting on with the process of examining options for community engagement and a process to support the upcoming Official Community Plan review. I chair th…

At a packed Council meeting this week, the future of 1231 Victoria Avenue was finally decided by Council. The property owner applied to demolish the 1911 home to make way for a subdivision of the double lot and two new houses. In late January I vo…

I have been asked by residents what the basic procedural differences are between a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting and a regular Council meeting. In my experience, Committee of the Whole differs as follows: Is chaired by designated Council me…