Official Community Plan Review Committee Update

Newly appointed members of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review Advisory Committee met for the first time on August 24, with the meeting chaired by Councillor Pam Copley.  Councillor John Herbert, Chief Administrative Officer Mark Brennan and I also sit on this Committee. Community members are:

  • Gloria Back
  • Patrick Frey
  • John Graham
  • Mike Lloyd
  • Jan Mears
  • Will Moore

This is a strong group of talented volunteers, each of whom brings diverse knowledge, skills and experience that should serve the OCP review process and our community very well.

Introductions and a brief discussion about Committee mandate and terms of reference were followed by election of a Vice-Chair, community member Mike Lloyd, voted unanimously by the group as ideal for the position.  Mr. Lloyd is a former school board chair, psychologist and now a local Oak Bay business person who owns and operates a small construction firm well known for quality home renovation/restoration.

Frequency of meetings was discussed and it was decided that the Committee will meet twice monthly until at least Christmas, given the significance of the review and anticipated time involved during the next 18 months.  The meetings will be evenings for now starting at 7:00 PM.

Please remember that all Committee/Commission meetings are open to the public.  The next meeting of this Committee is Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Municipal Hall and the room location is TBA.

I look forward to working together with volunteers, Council colleagues and staff to undertake what I believe may be the most significant and meaningful project during this Council’s term.  Stay tuned…