I attended an Oak Bay Heritage Commission meeting this week, where the owners of the old Oak Bay Theatre building shared with the Commission new paint colour, window casings for the second floor and trim materials proposed for the exterior of the building.  As you know, the owners are making necessary renovations to the building … Read more

As Acting Mayor for the month of July, it’s shaping up to be a busy month.  Events and activities scheduled to date are: July 15th, Aboriginal Territory Ceremony at the University of Victoria, sponsored by the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, celebrating the Northwest Canadian Aboriginal Management Program July 21st, Afghanistan Memorial Vigil, Rotunda, … Read more

WHEN:  Sunday, August 10, 2014 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM WHERE:  In the Orchard at St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC The Tea is $35 per person, which includes tea, light refreshments and entertainment (a Victorian fashion show and music).  Guests are encouraged to dress in the Victorian period.  Sponsors hope that … Read more

Congratulations to the staff, the Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Commission and to all the volunteers who help made Oak Bay Rec Centre number one and best in Greater Victoria  again this year and second in the swimming pool category.  As Janet Barclay, Manager of Oak Bay’s Recreation Programs says, “Just wait until we add … Read more

  Wishing you and yours a very Happy Canada Day.  I will be attending a number of events as Acting Mayor and I hope to see you along the way.

September 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Avenue I encourage you to attend and participate in this Public Hearing.  Your voice in this process is vital to the future of our community.  I look forward to seeing you there on September 9th!  

Deer Management Program Up In the Air We learned from the Mayor last night during “Mayor’s Remarks” that Oak Bay’s plan related to deer management and a possible cull are looking uncertain.  Available clover traps were vandalized and are no longer available, the Province has indicated that it will not consider cost sharing nor can … Read more

Please note the following summer meeting schedule for Council and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings, commencing on July 1, 2014: July 14, COW meeting, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM July 21, Council meeting, Council Chambers, 7:30 PM August 11, COW meeting, Council Chambers, 7:00 PM August 18, Council meeting, Council Chambers, 7:30 PM

Please visit the Municipal website to view the third draft of the Official Community Plan.  The document will be on the June 23rd Council agenda for consideration and for first and second reading.

Special Council Meeting At a Special Council Meeting held an hour before the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council completed its deliberations and voted on five edits to the second OCP draft, put forward by Councillor Kevin Murdoch at the June 9th Council Meeting.  Councillor Murdoch’s submissions followed a comprehensive presentation by consultant Catherine Berris.  … Read more

A special Council meeting begins tonight at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, related to the draft Official Community Plan, when Council will consider five edits prepared and submitted by Councillor Murdoch, with input from municipal staff, the consultant Catherine Berris and Council colleagues, related to sections on Vision, Goals, Active Transportation and Multi-Residential Permit Areas.  … Read more