Alberni council begins bylaw review

The City of Port Alberni is reviewing and updating its zoning bylaw.

The City of Port Alberni is reviewing and updating its zoning bylaw. But city councillors want residents and business owners to tell them what needs to be changed or included in the new zoning bylaw.

The current bylaw has been in place since 1998. Council recognized the need to review it, and included the project in its 2013 priorities, according to a press release.

Zoning bylaws help municipal governments implement their Official Community Plan (OCP) and other plans. Municipalities are required to re-examine the bylaws periodically.

“Since Port Alberni adopted a new OCP and the Uptown and Waterfront Plan in 2007, it is a prudent time to update the Zoning Bylaw and make sure it is consistent with the goals and objectives set out in those plans,” Mayor John Douglas said in the release.

“We are encouraging residents to get involved in helping to shape this important bylaw.”

The first round of community consultation will take place Wednesday, March 27, with a community meeting and open house at the AV Multiplex in the upstairs meeting room starting at 4 p.m. A presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. More details are online at www.portalberni.ca.

Residents will have a chance to read about some of the issues to be addressed in the new zoning bylaw, have informal conversation with the planners about what is being proposed, and share thoughts about these issues or any other issue related to zoning.

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