Draft OCP on display

The City is heading back into the community for the last round of engagement on the Official Community Plan. Staff have completed the draft with substantial involvement of citizens and the OCP Task Force and are now ready to confirm the direction publicly.

“We are heading back into the community one last time to ask ‘did we get it right?’” says Director of Development Services, Anthony Haddad. The draft is currently available on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca. Beginning June 10, printed copies will be available at City Hall, the Library and the Community Centre for citizens to review. Executive summaries will also be available at these locations for residents to take with them.

Three open houses are planned to give residents multiple opportunities to discuss the draft with staff.

  • June 13 at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre from 10 am to 1 pm
  • June 14 at Cannery Brewing from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • June 15 at the Community Market near City Hall from 9 am to 12 pm

“Being part of the task force and the process to develop the plan has been very educational and rewarding,” says Sue Moccia, Official Community Plan Task Force Chair. “We have had some very important discussions about what it will take for Penticton to realize the vision of being a vibrant, prosperous and healthy community and we hope residents will attend the events and take the time to familiarize themselves with the change in the city’s direction.”

Anyone not able to attend the open houses can also watch a presentation and share their feedback on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca beginning June 13. The City will collect feedback until June 23.

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