It has come to my attention that your one primary opportunity to comment on the future of Oak Bay, through the survey for the Official Community Plan, has been sent out incorrectly. It was supposed to be sent out in an official Oak Bay envelope and postmark, but instead it was sent out addressed to “resident” in a plain white envelope from “Points of View Research” in Abbotsford.

Easily mistaken as junk mail, our family’s copy was thrown into recycling unopened (now rescued) – yours may have had the same fate. Since tonight most of us are taking out our recycling, I wanted to make sure you had a chance to retrieve it prior to pickup tomorrow.

The original letter contains a unique number that allowed access to the online survey and allowed the consultant to verify the recipients to prevent fraud.

Thanks to Arifin Graham for providing this notice.