Newsletter The SLAP committee began meeting in September as you probably know from reading the Mirror. 8|) If the Mirror ever sent a rep to the meetings you would know a lot more. So far this fall the committee has been unable to carry out its assigned task. Most members of the committee want to create a Local Area Plan for Sooke. Instead, Bob Clarke, through his new appointed chairman, insists that the committee may only reword the existing OCP for the Sooke Electoral Area. Most time at meetings has been devoted to debating how to deal with this issue. Anyone who has studied the subdivision process in SEA will realize that it is not based on a plan. Thus we get situations where subdivisions are stuck out in the boonies with the attendant high infrastructure costs and increased traffic flow on already-busy roads. A while ago, Adam Enright posted a message about the future of the Sooke Hills. That is something that should be included in a Local Area Plan for the town of Sooke. Under the present constriction, it cannot be included except as a motherhood statement. The last two meetings of SLAP are indicative of the situation. The last one was cancelled because only three members were planning to attend. The previous meeting transacted no business because there was not a forum. I have no information on the progress of the Incorporation Committee. Hopefully someone can post a message on that.