IS THE NORTH SHORE a neighbourhood or a community? I say the latter — in fact it’s a whole bunch of neighbourhoods put together — but whichever it is, it’s up for review.
“The review and update of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan will not only address new changes and land use needs on the North Shore, but also ensure the new plan is aligned with the goals and vision of KAMPLAN,” according to the City.
The final plan won’t actually be ready until next year but a short survey on the City’s website asks some general questions about how people want the North Shore to develop. It asks about vision, key issues and opportunities, for example. It even asks about logos.
These are lofty items but there will be a natural tendency to view the matter from the perspective of infrastructure, everything from pot holes to major amenities.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.