Around Town: Comox Valley Regional District’s Civic Centre AAP official results are in

August 24, 2017

On July 6 the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) began its Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the tax neutral Civic Centre regional office building. The regional office building, currently located within the flood plain, provides essential services (garbage, sewer and water) daily to thousands of residents regionally. To ensure effective service delivery, the CVRD board determined a new regional office building was a strategic priority.

This artist rendition shows an aerial view of the proposed Comox Valley Regional District Civic Centre. An Alternative Approval Process is now complete, and the board will consider the bylaw for adoption.

On August 18 at 4:30 pm the AAP process ended. In order for the CVRD to proceed with the final adoption of the Civic Centre loan authorization bylaw, less than 10 per cent of the electors in the Comox Valley Regional District would have had to submit an elector response form. The total number of electors for this AAP was determined to be 50,545. Therefore, the CVRD would have had to receive 5,055 elector response forms to prevent the CVRD from adopting Bylaw No. 457 without going to referendum.

At the close of the process, on Friday, August 18, 828 eligible elector response forms were received in the service area and the board may now consider the bylaw for adoption and next steps at their August 29th board meeting.

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