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OTTER POINT AND SHIRLEY
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLANS REVIEW

OCP Review Background Articles

The Otter Point and Shirley/Jordan River Official Community Plans review begins in the next few months. We wish to present topics relevant to the Official Community Plan reviews in this and upcoming articles.

These articles supplement the Vision Project document; we suggest you take the time to also review the Developing a Strategic Vision project records.

False Economy
  • This article examines a few examples of other communities' amenity loss and the recent costs and efforts to acquire and protect environmentally sensitive and significant green space, and then looks at ways to avoid incurring the false economy of amenity loss in our own communities.
Living in a Forested Community
  • This article considers the best uses for our local forest land, the economic benefits we gain by retaining our forests, threats to our forests, and suggestions for ways to keep our forest and our community healthy.
Engaging Community
  • The challenges which arise when trying to engage the community in an OCP and zoning review
Not all Strata Developments are the Same
  • Strata developments can be controversial so accurate information is important
Residential Property Taxes in Shirley and Otter Point
  • A review of the current Otter Point and Shirley tax notices
Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy
  • How Regional Growth Strategies came about, their development in B.C. and how the CRD has recently changed the focus from growth to sustainability
Property Tax Information for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
  • The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (JDFEA) Regional Director in cooperation with the Otter Point & Shirley Residents & Ratepayers Association produced a budget spreadsheet detailing the electoral area’s budgets for 2008 to 2010 and the projected budget for 2011.
    Click on the title above for the current document.
  • The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area web site offers an explanation of the budget decision making process and the budget spreadsheet (at the bottom of the page)
January 26, 2011 OPSRRA submission to the OCP Advisory Committee
  • OPSRRA's initial submission to the Advisory Committee reviewing the Otter Point Official Community Plan