A Message from the office of the Executive Deputy Mayor on tariff increases and outlining major projects for 2019/20.

Dear Councillors, Please find in the links below for your information and for distribution to the residents in your wards: 1. An infographic depicting the water, sanitation, and electricity tariff increases that came into effect at the beginning of this month 2. A leaflet outlining the major projects of the 2019/20 financial year, per area,…

City calls on residents to comment on renaming of District Six street

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 30 JUNE 2019 STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, ALDERMAN DAN PLATO Following a request to rename Keizersgracht in District Six to its historical name of Hanover Street, I am now calling on residents and interested and affected parties to share their views as part of an official public participation process….

Financial Report June 2019

from Joy Robinson – Please find attached figures for the first 2 months of the financial year ie to the end of May 2019. Figures for the same period last year are also attached. Expenditure-wise, the difference in the bottom line for April 2019 compared to May relates to the R10,277.28 legal fees for the…

LDG Status of developments as at end May 2019

from Leslie London – In general, it seems most of the Large Developments in Observatory developments are on hold. Our last Erf Watch found that most of these developments have not submitted further plans. This may be the result of a glut of accommodation in Observatory coupled with the depressed real estate market. Some of…

TRUP Association Report

from Marc Turok – We had a good TRUP Association (TRUPA) monthly meeting this last Tuesday 18 June. We have a special T R U Park Public Forum Meeting set for 6.30 pm on Tuesday 16 July at the SAAO Auditorium Updates on important Heritage, Environmental and Development pressure issues affecting the Park. TRUPA has set…

Meeting to discuss proposed new constitution of the OCA

Following an extensive process of reviewing the OCA Constitution and other examples of Civic Constitutions, involving two task teams, and comment from an NPO lawyer, the OCA is putting out a draft revised constitution for consultation and comment by OCA members. The draft constitution is at OCA Constitution. Please send any comments you have to…

Observatory Town Hall Talk – The State of the Circus

The Observatory Civic Association will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the matter of the Willow Road Circus on Tuesday 9th of April at 6PM – 8PM, at the Observatory Community Centre. We have invited various City officials to attend. At the meeting, we would like the City of Cape Town to clarify :…

Municipal Planning Bylaw Comment by OCA

The OCA has submitted extensive comments on the proposed amendments of Municipal Planning Bylaw Comments on the amendments to the Municipal Planning Bylaw, 1st April 2019 Observatory Civic Association 76 Arnold St, Observatory, 7925 On March 1st, the City released a document setting out 87 amendments (actually more than 87, since some clauses include more…