Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the final results for the CRD local elections, which identify the following 2019 – 2022 CRD Board members for Salt Spring Island, the Southern Gulf Islands and Juan de Fuca electoral areas:
- Gary Holman was 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 re-elected as Electoral Area Director for Juan de Fuca
Voter turnout statistics for the EA Director races (includes resident and non-resident):
- Salt Spring Island: 38% (3,503 out of 9,115 registered electors)
- Southern Gulf Islands: 51% (2,425 out of 4,802 registered electors)
- Juan de Fuca: 19% (1,049 out of 5,614 registered electors)
Along with electing the local area directors, voters were also asked to respond to two referenda questions, both of which passed:
Question for Saturna Health Care Clinic Referendum – passed with a vote of 184 yes to 24 no:
"Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board adopting Bylaw No. 4231, "Saturna Island Medical Clinic Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No.1, 2018" authorizing the CRD to establish a service to contribute to costs incurred by the Saturna Community Club in operating the Saturna Island Medical Clinic and to raise a maximum annual requisition of the greater of FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($40,000) or $0.17 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of taxable land and improvements for the purpose of funding the operating costs of the service."
Question for South Galiano Fire Hall Referendum – passed with a vote of 315 yes to 244 no:
"Are you in favour of the Capital Regional District Board adopting both of the following bylaws: * Bylaw No. 4240 "South Galiano Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Establishment Bylaw No 1, 1993, Amendment Bylaw No. 3, 2018" authorizing the Capital Regional District to increase the maximum annual requisition so that it will be the greater of FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($470,000) or $1.157 per ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) of net taxable assessed value of land and improvements for the purposes of funding the annual costs for the service, including operating costs and costs to design and construct a new fire hall on south Galiano Island and permit the recovery of annual costs for the service by way of a parcel tax in addition to the current requisition; and * Bylaw No. 4239 "South Galiano Island Fire Hall Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2018" authorizing the Capital Regional District to borrow an amount not to exceed TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,400,000) for the purpose of designing and constructing a fire hall on south Galiano Island.
The CRD Board is composed of one or more elected officials from each of the local governments within the CRD's boundaries. The directors also sit as members of the Capital Regional Hospital District Board. Municipal councils are anticipated to appoint directors ahead of the inaugural CRD Board meeting on November 14, 2018.
Details and election results are available online: www.crd.bc.ca/vote
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications