Our January 10th guest speaker Troy Pollock brought us up to date on Kimberley's Official Community Plan.
Troy explained to how the old OCP was reviewed and policy gaps analysed.
Community consultation was undertaken
An Infrastructure overview has taken place
Community reviews of draft policies is underway
A public hearing and bylaw process is set to formalize the Plan
The communities vision was refreshed and confirmed
Improved mapping and layout conducted
Content was reduced and land use simplified
Land use policy and asset management and infrastructure planning aligned
A clear framework for implementation and tracking put in place
The Plan supports a variety of of housing types, sizes and diversity
It encourages diverse tenure options
It supports age-friendly and accessible design
It increases options for walking, cycling and transit
Formal bylaw process for the OCP is underway
Dec. 11th  1st reading
Jan. 22nd  2nd reading proposed
Feb. 19th proposed date for Public Hearing at McKim Theatre
3rd reading date yet to be decided
Thanks Troy for sharing and answering questions from the floor.  Mark your calendar for Feb. 19th and attend the Public Hearing.