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Governance Committee Volunteers Wanted!

Looking for a chance to have a voice in your community? The Victoria West Community Association is looking for Governance Committee members! The Community Association is beginning to conduct a comprehensive governance review of the Association’s documents and policy. This is an amazing opportunity to help shape your community association and centre. This position is perfect for those with an interest or passion for policy design & development, human resources, law, and strategic planning. Approximately a 4-8 hour time commitment/month. For more information, please contact Julie at volunteer@victoriawest.ca

805/807/811 Mary Street – Community Land Use Meeting (POSTPONED)

The Vic West Community Association Land Use Meeting regarding the proposed development at 805/807/811 Mary Street is POSTPONED. Please check back later. About the Project Project details coming soon. Please note that the information previously in this section was incorrect and was from a previous application for this site. Our apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused. The Role of Community Association Land Use Committees: It is important to note that the purpose of this meeting is to begin the conversation between the community and the applicant. The Land Use committee does not have the power to make decisions on behalf of the city; instead, we are a point of contact for community members, and we do record comments and pass them along for council’s consideration. The Committee is here to ensure these important conversations happen and community consultation occurs. If you’d like to learn more about the role of Community Association Land Use Committees (CALUCS), please visit https://www.victoria.ca/…/community-association-land… or take a look at the description of our role from the City of Victoria’s Terms of Reference below. Facilitate dialogue between applicants and the community to identify issues (both positive and negative) regarding OCP amendment, rezoning, variance1 and liquor license applications. Be knowledgeable about the Neighbourhood and Precinct Plan(s) and inform and empower neighbours through education to be involved in the development application discussions. CALUC’s may also wish to comment on the interpretation of the relevancy of policies and whether development applications fit with the spirit and the intent of the Neighbourhood Plan. Communicate to everyone involved regarding issues identified with OCP Amendment, rezoning, variance, temporary use permit and liquor license applications o the adequacy of the community consultation. The Vic West Community Association does not tolerate rude or aggressive behaviour. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and constructive manner. Participants that are unable to follow these guidelines will be removed from the meeting. For information about the application, please visit https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=REZ00741  If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can provide your comments, concerns, and feedback here for the CALUC, Applicant, and Council consideration https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=REZ00741

480 Esquimalt Land Use Meeting – Nov 17th

The Vic West Community Association is hosting a Land Use Meeting regarding the proposed development at 480 Esquimalt Road. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 PM. Due to ongoing social distancing measures, the meeting will be held virtually on zoom. Date: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 Time: 7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time Topic: 480/492 Esquimalt – CALUC Meeting Time: Nov 17, 2021 07:00 PM Vancouver Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96074944246?pwd=YU9wQjJyN2RSODFRS1hzbFJoRTNDQT09  Meeting ID: 960 7494 4246 Passcode: 536576 One tap mobile +13126266799,,96074944246#,,,,*536576# US (Chicago) +13462487799,,96074944246#,,,,*536576# US (Houston) **All residents within 100m of the addresses above will receive mail notice of the meeting. About the Project 480 / 492 Esquimalt Road is envisioned as 85 purpose-built rental apartments situated atop a series of high-quality, commercial spaces, which have been earmarked for local businesses. The favourable location of the proposed development is in close proximity to a variety of restaurants, parks and schools—as well as established transit routes—providing future residents with easy access to amenities, including the building’s own ground floor commercial spaces. More details at https://aryze.ca/projects/480esquimalt The Role of Community Association Land Use Committees: It is important to note that the purpose of this meeting is to begin the conversation between the community and the applicant. The Land Use committee does not have the power to make decisions on behalf of the city; instead, we are a point of contact for community members, and we do record comments and pass them along for council’s consideration. The Committee is here to ensure these important conversations happen and community consultation occurs. If you’d like to learn more about the role of Community Association Land Use Committees (CALUCS), please visit https://www.victoria.ca/…/community-association-land… or take a look at the description of our role from the City of Victoria’s Terms of Reference below. Facilitate dialogue between applicants and the community to identify issues (both positive and negative) regarding OCP amendment, rezoning, variance1 and liquor license applications. Be knowledgeable about the Neighbourhood and Precinct Plan(s) and inform and empower neighbours through education to be involved in the development application discussions. CALUCs may also wish to comment on the interpretation of the relevancy of policies and whether development applications fit with the spirit and the intent of the Neighbourhood Plan. Communicate to everyone involved regarding issues identified with OCP Amendment, rezoning, variance, temporary use permit and liquor license applications o the adequacy of the community consultation. The Vic West Community Association does not tolerate rude or aggressive behaviour. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and constructive manner. Participants that are unable to follow these guidelines will be removed from the meeting. For information about the application, please visit https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=DPV00183 If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can provide your comments, concerns, and feedback here for the CALUC, Applicant, and Council consideration https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=DPV00183

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