Citizens Advisory Group Recommendations Referred to CRD Board
The Regional Deer Management Strategy (RDMS) recommended by the Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) was discussed by the CRD Planning, Transportation & Protective Services Committee (PT&PSC), which directed staff to bring the report forward to the Board at their regular meeting on December 12, 2012. Public delegations had an opportunity to speak to Committee.
The PT&PSC recommended that the November staff report be circulated to municipalities for feedback for feedback regarding their willingness to implement measures under their jurisdiction. In addition, the report outlines what the ongoing role of the region could be if the Board adopts the proposed framework.
Staff Report Summary
Under prior direction of the PT&PSC, CRD staff convened a meeting among inter-jurisdictional partners on October 3, 2012. Staff representatives from CRD municipalities and Electoral Areas, and Provincial government (Federal government and First Nations were unable to attend) met to determine what it would take to implement the CAG recommendations and to then report back to the PT&PSC. Input on the CAG’s recommendations is detailed in the November 28, 2012 staff report and attachments and is summarized as follows:
Recommended options are separated into those with potential to be implemented and those that are considered impractical or unfeasible (mainly due to public safety and resourcing). For those that have potential, next steps of different levels of government and actions required to begin implementation are identified. In the case of population control measures, provincial approval is required but conflict reduction measures need to be in place prior to qualifying for such approval. Conflict reduction measures are largely within the jurisdiction of local governments.
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