Why do a Review?
This review is an opportunity to check in on the OCP to see which policies are working well and which ones need to be updated. The goal is to ensure that the policies in the OCP are as effective as possible in meeting the community's vision for Vernon. Since 2008, there have been many changes in the local, provincial and national context. Updating the plan to be consistent with these changes helps to ensure that the policies will be as effective as possible.
The City of Vernon is also developing an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) in conjunction with the OCP review. An ICSP will align City of Vernon plans and initiatives with other community initiatives, interests and priorities. It will also set greenhouse gas emission targets, now required by provincial legislation.
Vernon's Transportation Plan Review will also be taking place at the same time as the OCP, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.