2016 – 2017
The CRD Board invites municipal councils and the Juan de Fuca (JdF) Land Use Committee (LUC) to provide comments on the draft 2016 RGS document through an informal referral. The purpose of the referral is to identify any issues that could stand in the way of RGS acceptance.
The Committee of the Whole receives input from 12 municipalities and the JdF LUC as part of the informal referral. The predominant themes raised in the referral are: growth management, water servicing and suggestions for clarifying and expanding upon the draft RGS document. The Committee directs staff to revise the draft 2016 RGS document as follows:
- Integrate a section on food and agriculture
- Integrate a section describing municipalities
- Integrate water servicing criteria
- Provide for climate action as the overarching objective of the RGS
- Edit the document to improve clarity and comprehensiveness
The CRD Board gives first and second reading to the RGS bylaw (Bylaw 4017).
The CRD Board approves the public hearing plan for Bylaw 4017.
The CRD Board holds a public hearing for the RGS Bylaw on October 19, 2016.
The CRD Board directs minor changes to the RGS Bylaw in response to Public Hearing input and refers the Bylaw for municipal acceptance as required by legislation.
The CRD Board receives decisions not to accept the RGS from seven municipalities (Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, North Saanich, Saanich and View Royal). Decisions to not accept the RGS triggers the dispute resolution process as required by legislation.