Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) is reporting that Port Moody’s draft Official Community Plan (OCP) is going back to council for discussion on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
A number of municipalities have not yet submitted a “Regional Context Statement” to Metro Vancouver. Top-down pressure from the regional government has been used by some municipalities to circumvent due process in public consultation. For example, Vancouver rushed to quietly approve its RCS in July 2013 with questionable practices. Others are months past the July 29, 2013 deadline. Port Moody has been taken good steps, including chapter-by-chapter reading in Council, plus open houses and a town hall meeting. But MCCA says that many questions and concerns have not yet been addressed. Let’s hope that Port Moody city council will take the time required to address these concerns to the satisfaction of the general public, and will not short-circuit the last stages of public consultation. For full story, click here.