East Sooke Fire Hall Assent Vote
On April 27, 2013 qualified electors in the East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Area located in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area voted on the following question:
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District Board adopting both of the following bylaws:
Bylaw No. 3862, “East Sooke Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2012” authorizing the Capital Regional District to increase the maximum annual requisition so that it will be the greater of FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($550,000) or $1.31 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of net taxable assessments for the purpose of funding the annual costs for the service, including operating costs and costs to design and construct a new fire hall in East Sooke; and
Bylaw No. 3863, “East Sooke Fire Hall Loan Authorization Bylaw No.1, 2012” authorizing the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount not to exceed TWO MILLION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,120,000) for the purpose of designing and constructing a fire hall in East Sooke.
YES or NO?
Official Voting Results
Bylaws 3862 & 3863 were adopted on May 8, 2013.
Salt Spring Island Community Transit Service Alternative Approval Process
From August 29 to September 30, 2013, an alternative approval process was held in the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area regarding Bylaw No. 3901, “Salt Spring Island Community Transit and Transportation Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2013”. Bylaw 3901 increases the maximum requisition rate from $0.026/$1,000 to $0.076/$1,000 of assessed property value to pay for service expansion and increased lease costs for fleet replacement for the community transit service. As only 136 electors submitted a form opposing the bylaw, which represents less than 10% of the total number of estimated electors, Bylaw 3901 was adopted on October 9, 2013.