Final chance to have your say

A final meeting to discuss Campbell River's Sustainable Official Community Plan takes place on Feb. 8 in council chambers

The community has one last chance to have a say in Campbell River’s future and to share its vision for the city.

The city will hold a public hearing to review and comment on the Sustainable Official Community Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The plan is designed to guide city council in shaping the community’s future and includes the master transportation plan, the agriculture plan, energy and emissions plan, as well as zonings and land use for neighbourhoods.

Ross Blackwell, the city’s land use manager, said the hearing is the last chance for people to put their mark on the plan.

“The public hearing is designed to give the broader community the opportunity to appear before council and speak on any aspect of the SOCP (Sustainable Official Community Plan) draft they feel is important to them,” Blackwell said. “It can be on things they appreciate in the plan or on any changes they’d like to see, and anything in between. The public hearing is not intended to be a debate but an opportunity for council to listen to input from the community.”

The public hearing will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.