Myself and Councillors Pam Copley and John Herbert completed interviews this week of the volunteer applicants who have stepped forward to sit on the OCP Review Committee. I was impressed with the strong response and skilled candidates who applied, making this a tough decision for us as Council members.
Final decision-making should be completed by the middle of July in time for the July 23 Council meeting, at which time a decision should be made on successful applicants. As you know, this Committee work entails a significant time commitment of approximately 18 months, combined with a schedule of regular meetings.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to apply and attend the interviews. Don’t let anyone tell you that Oak Bay residents are not engaged!