This month I would like to touch on three issues The first is the ongoing discussions on the future of Ogden Pt.I was invited as a panel member at the September meeting of the Working Harbours Association. The meeting was certainly a eye opener on the diversity of interests involved with this site. To follow the vision expressed by some speakers, a major arterial, or a renewed spur of the E & N Railway through the neighbourhood would be necessary all this in order to ship a notİasİyet identified cargo! These speakers made it clear that anyone who would question such bold enterprise must certainly be a nimby. I hope saner mind prevail! I have been assured by the City of Victoria that the only land uses foreseen on Ogden Pt. are those embodied in the James Bay Neighbourhood Plan, which does not envision uses of this nature. It must be realized by all participants in these discussions that it is 1995 not 1935, and that Ogden Pt. is now surrounded by a rather pleasant, although somewhat dense residential neighbourhood. I personally remain positive that improvements can be made to this site to enhance its ability to generate wealth and employment. The rights of the existing stakeholders, of which the neighbourhood of James Bay is most certainly one, must be recognized.The second issue is the proposal by Island Mobile Depots to set up a recycling site in the neighbourhood for cardboard and plastic items. At present, many of us are forced to store our cardboard and recylablesfor several months until we can justify the trip to Fairfield Plaza. Some, who do not have the luxury of a vehicle are simply forced to add it to our landfill.The site that seems to currently have the best merit is the rarely used, cityİowned parking lot adjacent to MacDonald Park, off Simcoe St. The operation is not noisy or smelly, and the site is set back, therefore disruption would be minimal to adjacent neighbours. Consideration should be given to expressing our support for this positive enviromental initative. The last item I would like to update you on is the status of the Neighbourhood Traffic Plan. It is on track, and the process of selection of a consultant is in its final stage.It is important that from the outset, we recognize that this process is not a reveiw of the arterials, and it is only a plan.It is up to the neighbourhood to identify priorities, since implementation is always subject to the budget constraints of City Hall.