Public should get involved in land policies
RE: Municipal leaders need a backbone (May 19)
The Spectator’s view of the Wynne government’s decision to lower the axe on the much-maligned Ontario Municipal Board provided excellent observations and comments on this matter.
Unfortunately the public does not tend to get involved in land use planning until a development proposal in their neighbourhood is being considered. The public should be more actively involved earlier when municipal policies to guide and control development are being considered and approved. With this earlier participation there should be improved municipal land use and planning policies and also less friction when development proposals come forward. Morgan Pirie, Hamilton