Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Referendum

YES  1,495 
NO  1,498

The referendum failed. Official results were declared October 19, 2022.

The Question

On Saturday, October 15, 2022 qualified electors in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area of the CRD were asked to vote on the following question:

"Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4484, "Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1, 2022" authorizing the CRD to establish an integrated transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area to raise a maximum annual requisition up to the greater of SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($675,000) or $0.1414 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service.

YES or NO?"

Background

On June 8, 2022, the CRD Board gave three readings to Bylaw No. 4484 which proposes establishing an integrated transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area.

The Local Government Act requires that elector approval be obtained to establish this service. A question to obtain participant approval will be on the ballot for Southern Gulf Islands voters during the General Local Election on October 15, 2022.

Bylaw Synopsis

The intent of Bylaw No. 4484, the "Southern Gulf Islands Transportation Service Establishing Bylaw No. 1, 2022" is to establish a new integrated transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area to coordinate, fund, and operate land and water-based transportation services within the electoral area. The bylaw permits the CRD to raise a maximum annual requisition for the purpose of funding the service to the greater of six hundred and seventy five thousand dollars ($675,000) or $0.1414 per one thousand ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements in the service area. The maximum requisition is the upwards limit of what would be collected.

Please note that this synopsis of Bylaw No. 4484 is not intended to be or understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. A copy of the complete bylaw may be viewed online or at the Capital Regional District offices located at 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria BC during business hours.