Harking back to the public consultations on the land use plan (circa 2009), I now see the value of a learned member of the public analyzing and explaining the changes hidden there.
At that time, we attended the meetings and studied the maps but didn’t see these narrow streets or a dozen other “oops” hidden there.
Nor did that map warn about eight-to-13-months of construction in this sector or that sector.
The next time the fast-talking guys at city hall want to roll out a “new” plan, I suggest the chamber of commerce find a volunteer or hire a consultant to tell the public what is hidden behind that map.
For instance, does the public know that a section of several metres on the south side of Vernon creek is slated for walking trail development.
How many folks have property up against the creek and don’t know this?