On Monday, May 2, at a Regular Meeting of Council, North Saanich Council directed staff to move forward with the next phase of public engagement on the OCP review.
Council discussed a staff report on the OCP that provided Council with the draft engagement event plans and survey, background materials, and the high-level review of the current OCP.
After providing feedback on these materials, Council endorsed the Phase 3 engagement event plans and survey with some amendments.
The third phase of engagement on the OCP will begin on Monday, May 16, with engagement activities taking place in late May and early June.
Council also endorsed the background materials document and the high-level review of the current OCP, as outlined in the staff report and amended by Council.
Council also directed staff to add an additional dialogue session, with environmental groups to the Phase 3 Engagement Plan. Council identified Peninsula Streams, Friends of North Saanich Parks, SeaChange Conservation, Saanich Inlet Protection Society, Friends of Shoal Harbour, and the Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition as candidates for inclusion in this session.
Detailed information about the various engagement activities, including times, dates, and locations for in-person open houses; times and registration details for a virtual house; and a link to the survey will all be available on May 16 on the project page: https://www.connectnorthsaanich.ca/ocp
North Saanich residents will also receive information about these activities in the mail, see them in advertising in the Peninsula News Review, and see them in social media and conventional communications from the District of North Saanich.