The purpose of the Committee is to facilitate greater collaboration and exchange of ideas between Council and the public to provide advice and recommendations to Council with respect to a wide range of matters related to land use, development, and community planning.

The Committee shall provide advice and make recommendations to Council on the following:

  • Amendments to the Official Community Plan including related policies and procedures.
  • Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw including rezoning and development variance permit applications.
  • Temporary Use Permits.
  • Community planning and development matters as requested by Council.

The Terms of Reference will guide the Committee in their role to advise Council,

Committee Membership:

  • Five (5) community members
    • James Parry
    • Kathleen Doney
    • Michael Holm
    • Trina Gendall
    • Catriona Murray
  • Two (2) members of Council, one of which will serve as Chair.
    • Councillor Ward (Chair)
    • Councillor Jantzen


  • Staff liaison and resources (non-voting members) shall include:
  • Senior Member of Development Services Department (1);
  • Senior Member of Community Planning Department (1);
  • Corporate Services Recording Secretary (1)

Meeting Schedule

  • The Committee shall meet at 6:30 PM on the first Monday of each month.
  • All meetings shall take place at Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road, or at other locations specified in the “Notice of Meeting” and livestreamed to the city’s website.