From City Hall: Community Based Planning

City Planners will be spending more time in the community so that they are better able to view applications from a resident’s perspective, if a recent proposal I made at the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee comes to fruition. The motion, which passed unanimously, asks Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmat to report back to the December 4 meeting of the committee on a process for developing a community-based planning model. The process will, of course, involve community consultation on how staff can work more closely with communities. More to come in the months ahead.