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Public input sought on Abbotsford's official community plan update

Residents’ feedback will shape plan for the future
Mark Neill and Patrick Oystryk of the city's planning department were at Canada Day celebrations to talk with residents about Abbotsford's plans for the future.

The ideas, thoughts and visions of Abbotsford residents will help shape a plan for the community’s future.

As Abbotsford begins work on a new official community plan (OCP), the city is hoping residents will provide their feedback on a plan that will outline land use for the city, including where density will be focused, as well as where things like parks and trails will be placed.

The 18- to 24-month process will include significant public engagement.

A citizen advisory commission will be formed to provide advice to council on the OCP update. Mark Neill, manager of community planning, said they will try to create a diverse ensemble of residents from around the city.

Information on the project, as well as activities for kids, will be at the BerryBeat Festival on July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can also engage with the city through social media, such as on Twitter (@abbotsforward) or the city’s Facebook page.

Applications for the committee can be found at city hall (32315 South Fraser Way) or at and must be submitted by 4 p.m. on July 11.

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