Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the final results for the CRD local elections, which identify the following 2015 – 2018 CRD Board members for Salt Spring Island, the Southern Gulf Islands and Juan De Fuca:
- Wayne McIntryre was re-elected as Electoral Area Director for Salt Spring Island
- David Howe was re-elected as Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands
- Mike Hicks was acclaimed as Electoral Area Director for Juan De Fuca
Along with electing the local area directors for the CRD Board, voters were also asked to respond to two referenda questions, both of which passed:
Question for Salt Spring Island Transportation Referendum – passed with a vote of 1,623 yes to 821 no:
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District Board adopting Bylaw No. 3956, “Salt Spring Island Community Transit and Transportation Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2014” authorizing the CRD to increase the maximum annual requisition for the transportation service until 2018 so that it will be the greater of three hundred ninety-six thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($396,250) or $0.1346 per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the capital and operating costs of the transportation service, including further improvements to the North Ganges Village Transportation Management Plan.
Question for Galiano Health Care Centre Referendum – passed with a vote of 815 yes to 94 no:
Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 3955, “Galiano Health Care Centre Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2014” authorizing the CRD to establish a service to contribute to the costs incurred by the Galiano Health Care Society in operating and maintaining the Galiano Health Care Centre building and to raise a maximum annual requisition of the greater of EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($86,550) or $0.19 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service.
The remaining CRD Board members will be announced at the inaugural meeting on December 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm.
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications