“Last kick at the can” ?? – Community update – March 2, 2014

“Last kick at the can” – words from council meeting on Feb. 25, 2014.

Would this plan pass if put to a city-wide vote?

Another town hall meeting will be held — before the OCP bylaw is drafted.  The date is not yet known, but expected to be within the next 2-3 weeks because council wants to move this plan to bylaw stage as soon as possible.

A number of people spoke at public input at Tuesday’s council meeting and asked for more public consultation on the draft official community plan (OCP).  As MCCA president, I asked (again) for a neighbourhood plan consultation for Moody Centre, something we expected to happen more than one year ago.  Moody Centre will be the most affected if this plan is adopted, although the plan will affect everyone in Port Moody.

Although much input has already been given, with overflow previous town halls, many of the original concerns still remain with the draft plan.  See MCCA’s August 2013 bulletin (https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/mcca-newsletters/2013-08/).  In addition, every draft update contains changes — and it can be difficult for the public to keep up to date.

Council would especially like to hear from people who have not yet spoken.

Local media reports from Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 on council’s OCP discussion include:

  • Port Moody planning another public meeting for OCP (The Tri-City News)
  • Port Moody to host final OCP meeting Town Hall should happen in March (Tri-Cities Now)

The news articles can be found here:
https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/in-the-news-2/2014-02-28-ocp-local-media-reports/

The most recent land use map available is here:
https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/maps/ocp-land-use-map-feb-25-2014-council-mtg/

You can view the council meeting here:
http://portmoodybc.swagit.com/play/02252014-1110

City contact info is available here:
https://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/port-moody/

Much more information is available on our website.  Check out the posts and different pages seen near the top (with drop-down menus).

As always, we welcome your comments and input to MCCA.

Hazel Mason, President
Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA)

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