The Public Hearing for the proposed changes is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th. This will be a continuation of a previous meeting with debate on item #4 to start at 3pm. This item is #6 on the agenda and it will likely be up sometime after 4:30pm and the item will begin with a staff presentation before speakers are heard.
Further details: Area -wide rezoning at Public Hearing continues Jan 28, 2020, 3pm (Nanaimo / Kitchener / Charles St), Grandview-Woodland Community Plan amendments
Re: Please delay and defer changes to the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan
The Grandview-Woodland Area Council would like to convey our deep concerns about the very long list of amendments to the Community Plan that have been included in item #6 of the agenda for the Public Hearing on January 21st. This item reads as follows (emphasis added):
6. REZONING: Rezoning of Certain Properties in the Nanaimo Sub-area of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan, and Related Plan Amendments
The wider community of Grandview-Woodland never received any public notification of the Plan Amendments, nor were there any Open Houses to discuss changes to many sections of the Community Plan that have wide impacts across the neighbourhood. The full final text and final diagrams for the Plan Amendments have not been included in the report.
Thus, we kindly request that Council sever the sections of this item on amending the Community Plan, and at this Public Hearing limit the discussions and final votes to only to the rezoning of parcels in the two identified blocks (Kitchener and Nanaimo and E12th and Nanaimo St).
In this manner, due process can be followed with considering changes to the Community Plan, the full text of the proposed changes as well as completed illustrations can be reviewed, and this matter can be considered after public consultation and feedback.
Thank you for your consideration,
(a link to the letter is available here on the City's website)