Just heard through a YouTube video, the mayor is proposing more time for downtown policy changes in the Official Plan – delay till June – but only for one of 11 precincts, the Downtown Core. That’s what will see significant change (4 storeys, 8 with community benefits, now up to 17 – more than double), but there are other areas of the downtown plan, as well as Upper Brant St that also need change for balanced growth.
Even better if we delay the Official Plan approval until after the election. Let’s put it through the test of democracy.
More time isn’t enough – we also need substantive change to the plan during that time, as well as complete information for the public to weigh in and have their say.
Best news: your advocacy has worked to help slow this fast moving train down so we get take the time to get it right for the future.
I’ll bring my motions to committee tomorrow (originally 8, now up to 11).