Long Boarding As you know, a group of Barkley Terrace residents brought their concerns to us about long boarders using the steep street as a raceway, at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting.  Their focus was public safety and reflected their worry about serious injury (or worse), for young people engaged in this sport.  … Read more

THIS OPEN HOUSE FORMS PART OF THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN RENEWAL PROCESS THAT THE DISTRICT OF OAK BAY IS CURRENTLY UNDERTAKING.  FOR MORE DETAILS OR if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or better yet, visit the municipal website at the address above or telephone the Municipal Hall at 250-598-3311,

WHEN:     Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM WHERE:  Oak Bay United Church Community Hall, Corner of Mitchell and Granite. WHY:        While this forum complements the Municipality’s Official Community Plan (OCP) renewal process, it is an independent event sponsored by the Community Association and not part of the Municipality’s OCP renewal process. The … Read more

Some months ago, I suggested to Mayor and Council a shared leadership model for Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings.  In an effort to build leadership skills, chairing skills and capacity among all Council members, I asked that during the Acting Mayor rotation (occurs throughout the year when each Council member serves as Acting Mayor … Read more

CRD Regional Transportation Plan Representatives working on development of the CRD’s Regional Transportation Plan made a presentation to Council highlighting elements of the Plan that will have an impact on how we move people in and around the region.  The Plan examines five major areas: Integration of land use and transportation. Creation of exceptional environments … Read more

I received a report from the Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation Executive Director Gregory Swan, outlining a list of charitable donations made by the Foundation since its inception in July 2012.  Their hard work and dedication as volunteers on behalf of our community and in support of agencies that need this help is admirable … Read more

A new date for the next community open house on renewal of Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan and community survey questionnaire results, is FEBRUARY 15, 2014 at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.  The original date of February 8th had to be changed, given that the BC Family Day holiday fell on that same weekend. So … Read more

Hoping that the holiday season was a good one for you and yours. It’s a new year and the first Council meeting is Monday, January 13, 2014.  I will be bringing forward a motion at that time, asking for a Council resolution to endorse the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)’s “Fixing the Housing Crunch” initiative, … Read more