Saanich mulls suspension of Local Area Plan updates

From Eric Dahli, Chair Cadboro Bay Residents Association warns: 

The future of our local area plans are in doubt.

The so called “Check-in on Local Area Plan updates” (agenda item K-4) was
debated on Monday night, with the addition of the following paragraph from Agenda item # I, 2:

That it be recommended to Council that at the time the report
comes to Council regarding the first set of Local Area Plans , include an
approach for a possible pause in ongoing updates to Local Area Plans to
enable resources to be applied to Saanich Wide housing needs and the pros
and cons of doing so.

This paragraph – and the entire LAP check-in Report – will be on the agenda of a yet-to-be-determined December Council meeting.

This possible change in the updating of Local Area Plans is very disturbing,
and even if Council agrees to complete the two Local Area plans that are
currently being updated (for Cadboro Bay and Cordova Bay), that  will leave nine other Local Area Plans plans on hold.

This item will be on our agenda for our regular meeting on November 27th, and
I request it be added to the agenda of the next SCAN (Saanich Community Associations Network) meeting on December 4th.

Eric Dahli, Chair

Cadboro Bay Residents Association

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