Public engagement activities for Phase 2 have begun! In Phase 2, it’s time to look at two potential land use scenarios to accommodate population growth in Kamloops over the next 20 years. We are also seeking feedback on draft goals and policy directions under KAMPLAN’s 10 topic areas: land use and development; environment; infrastructure; transportation; housing; parks, recreation, and open space; economic development; arts and culture; community well-being; and health and safety. Check out the following opportunities to participate and provide input:
Opportunity #1: OCPizza Nights
OCPizza Nights are self-facilitated “meetings-in-a-box.” Participating groups receive training, materials, and free pizza to conduct their own public consultation session on (a) the two draft land use scenarios, and (b) the draft goals and policy directions under the OCP topic area of their choice, and then send the results back to the City for analysis and review.
Who are OCPizza Nights appropriate for?
Neighbourhood associations, community-based organizations, service clubs, community committees, task forces, policy councils, advisory boards, and more!
When can we hold our OCPizza Night?
Interested groups first need to identify a member to attend one of two Facilitator Training Sessions, and identify approximately how many members of their group will be participating in the OCPizza Night. Facilitator Training Sessions will take place:
May 30 and May 31 (choose one)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
105 Seymour Street – Development and Engineering Services Boardroom
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to register now!
Once a member of your group has attended the session and received the OCPizza Box with all materials for the OCPizza Night, groups can hold their meeting at any point prior to June 27. All results must be submitted to the City by June 27 in order to be used as input into the KAMPLAN Review and Update.
Opportunity #2: KAMPLAN Roadshows
The City will be hosting 3 KAMPLAN Roadshow events as part of Phase 2 of the KAMPLAN Review and Update process. These events will feature:
- Interactive displays and information booths on the land use scenarios and 10 OCP topic areas;
- City staff on hand to chat with and discuss the process;
- Art created by South Kamloops Secondary School students, inspired by the 10 OCP topic areas and the direction our community may be headed in the next 20 years; and
- Live music by Johnson Sandwich at the Northills and Aberdeen Mall events.
When and where will these events be taking place?
Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm,
Northills Mall (by Independent Grocer entrance)
Saturday, June 11, 8:00 am to noon,
Downtown Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm,
Aberdeen Mall (Centre Court)
Wondering what others have said so far in the process? Check out the Results section and look through the Public Input Report for Phase 1.
Planning and Development
105 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2C6
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