I'm probably not the only one who feels that you might have played a role in creating this situation when you voted against adopting the draft OCP that had been deliberated upon for so long. Now that those amended FSR's and bylaws have been thrown out the window, the originally proposed plan we were all against is back on the table - likely to get passed by our current civic "leaders".
While I agree with a lot that you say, Guy, I am frustrated when I read it because it doesn't seem like you are in a position to do anything about it now - but you WERE!! I can't help feeling like you let us down.
Louise, I am truly sorry to have disappointed you and others.
However I have said before and I will say again: passing that OCP would have been false comfort. I don't understand why people don't see that.
You only need to look at the recent 161 East Keith development - which exceeds the density 'targets of the current and the modified OCP - to know how little effect the OCP practically has.
So no, I was not in a position to do anything then. Now at least the Mayor's party has to telegraph his density ambitions or be accused of exceeding an OCP that he had ownership of. Unfortunately, that will not be a problem for him.
And the rest of that draft OCP, has anyone actually read it? Do they understand how completely superficial the consultation was for the social, cultural, recreational 'visioning' that is contained in that document. We have a government that is trying to define a community to suit its purposes....it's supposed to be the other way around.
Guy Heywood is a former North Vancouver City Councillor.
City Of North Vancouver
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