The following diagram outlines the Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan review process.
Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing
'A Shared Community Vision'Community Information Meeting and Public Hearing
Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan ReviewCommunity Information Meeting and Public Hearing.
Presentations were made at the forum for the following developments.
During the Forum, participants were provided an opportunity to fill out evaluation forms. The results have been tabulated and are provided below.
These issues are:
All Committee meetings were open to the general public. There were also guest speakers in attendance at each meeting to provide background information on the topic and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Please see the table below for a list of speaker series meetings and workbook results.
Click on the links below for more information on each meeting.
As part of the Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan review process, a Visioning Workshop was held on December 6, 2008 to develop a shared community vision. Approximately 50 people attended the workshop, which provided a diverse range of community ideas, discussion, and comments. The intent of the community vision is to articulate the future desired characteristics of Electoral Area 'A' based on the input from the community. The purpose of the Visioning Workshop was to ask participants to consider a number of questions including: What do you like about your community now and what do you want more of in 25 years?
Approximately 60 people attended the workshop held on November 17, 2008 which was a critical component of the Official Community Plan review.
The purpose of the workshop was to develop a set of sustainability principles applicable to Electoral Area 'A' that will provide the framework for sustainable decision making during the Official Community Plan review process and following the adoption of a new Official Community Plan.
Approximatley 50 people attended one of three Communiuty Mapping Sessions which were held as follows:
The purpose of the mapping sessions is to share local knowledge with the Regional District of Nanaimo to assist with the creation of a community map for use in the later stages of the Official Community Plan review
A few general themes emerged from the Community Forum including the need to overhaul the existing OCP, a desire to focus more on sustainability (environmental, Social, and Economic), a need to use clear concise and understandable language, and a desire to maximize opportunities for community involvement in the process. The following list includes a summary of the community presentations as well as a summary of the responses from the small group discussions.