Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

The Clarence Park LATM comes back to you for your final input. A complex suite of initiatives and numerous options as solutions awaits you if Council endorses the next step on Monday night.


That is the decision awaiting Council at our next full Council meeting this coming Monday night. While Council’s budget and therefore rate rises (see my blog post of 17 June) will be the focus of most attention, the Clarence Park LATM will be residents of the Clarence Park Wards most anticipated.

Check the Council website to find the agenda, the motion in question (item 4.2) and the report and supporting documents. Better yet, come along on Monday night and witness the debate.

The suite of recommendations in the report is complex. Options are being offered. They will require additional input from you.

At my request, a Community Drop in Session will play a central role in the consultation.

Jennie and I were briefed on the suite of options we are asking your opinion on at our last Ward Briefing. At this meeting I pushed for the community consultation to include a community forum.

I did so because I believe that the suite of solutions is complex enough that there is potential for widely varying opinions from you and your neighbours. A Forum will help you understand better what is being proposed. It will also help you get a feel for what others are thinking.

It is important to get this right. The best way to achieve that is for you to participate. Please attend the forum. Please also submit your thoughts.

You will receive your invitations shortly, assuming Council passes the recommended motion. The venue will be the Clarence park Community Centre and a date (and time) ti be advised in the invitation we will send you.