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File #: 17-282    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Development Services Staff Report
File created: 7/5/2017 In control: Council
On agenda: 7/10/2017 Final action:
Title: Official Community Plan Review - Phase 5 Public Input
Attachments: 1. Appendix A - OCP Draft Policies and Display Boards, 2. Appendix B - Letter from Agricultural Land Commission, 3. Appendix C - Environmental Advisory Committee Comments, 4. Appendix D - OCP Phase 5 Public Input - All Comments
Related files: 16-003, 16-341, 17-271
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REQUEST FOR DECISION

DATE: July 5, 2017 Report No. DEV-17-042
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Marlene Lagoa, Community Development Coordinator
SUBJECT:

Title
Official Community Plan Review - Phase 5 Public Input
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RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That Council review Staff Report DEV-17-042 for information and direct staff to give consideration to the public input received when drafting an updated Official Community Plan.
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RELEVANT POLICY:

Local Government Act
Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2007, No. 2646

STRATEGIC RELEVANCE:

The process of reviewing and updating the Official Community Plan is identified in Council's Strategic Priorities 2015-2019.

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this report is to present the public input received during Phase 5 of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Review process.

An open house was held on June 7, 2017 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre and was attended by more than 85 people. The open house display boards and a series of seven OCP draft policy documents (attached as Appendix A) were posted online for two weeks, as well as being setup for one week at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

Input was also received from the Agricultural Land Commission and the Environmental Advisory Committee, attached as Appendix B and C respectively.

In total 98 written submissions were received. A consolidation of all the public input received during Phase 5 is attached as Appendix D.

ISSUES:

1. Rationale for Selected Option
Section 475 (1) of the Local Government Act requires local governments to provide one or more opportunities for consultation with persons, organizations and authorities it considers affected by the OCP. The public input received during Phase 1 "OCP Kick-off Survey", Phase 2 "Looking Forward Forum", and Phase 5 "OCP Open House", will be considered by staff when drafting new OCP policies and guidelines.

2. Organizational Implications
The latest input received will be considere...

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