Highlights from the CRD Board meetings on June 24 & July 8, 2020




CRD Board Highlights: July 8, 2020

CRD Board Highlights provides a brief summary of items from each monthly regional Board meeting. The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items. Please refer to the CRD website for the full agenda, minutes and webcast.


Management Plans for East Sooke and Roche Cove/Matheson Lake Regional Parks
The Board approved the initiation of a management planning process for East Sooke and Roche Cove/Matheson Lake regional parks with opportunities for First Nations, local, regional, provincial and federal agency involvement. The completed plans will provide strategic direction for the effective management of these parks for the next 15 to 20 years by addressing environmental protection, recreational opportunities, cultural heritage management and park development.

Staff Report | Appendices | East Sooke | Roche Cove/Matheson Lake | Webcast


Update of CRD Arts & Culture Support Service Strategic Plan
The Board received the updated Arts & Culture Strategic Plan, which refines the vision for the Arts & Culture Service and outlines initiatives and measure of success related to specific goals focused on community awareness, funding, equitable access, creativity, and responsive granting through 2023.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast


Financial Plan Bylaw Amendment
In compliance with the Local Government Act, the CRD Board approved Bylaw No. 4357, authorizing changes required to the 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4349. The Board previously approved the Financial Plan Bylaw on March 18, 2020, and amended on April 8, 2020.

Staff Report | Appendix A | Webcast


Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality – 2019 Annual Report
The water quality monitoring program remains an essential component in the delivery of a safe drinking water supply to the region. Monitoring results summarized in the Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality – 2019 Annual Report indicate good water quality overall with the low risks associated with the unfiltered source water being well managed by the CRD multi-barrier approach. Now that it has been received and approved by the Board, the report will be submitted to the Island Health Authority as per requirement under the BC Drinking Water Protection Act.

Staff Report | 2019 Annual Report | WebsiteWebcast


Water Conservation Bylaw No. 4099 - Amendment
The Board approved an amendment to the CRD Water Conservation Bylaw, which is being updated to allow for changes related to enforcement, notification and stage restrictions. These changes shift the focus of Stage 1 watering restrictions away from enforcement towards outreach and education. Continued and improved outreach will develop a higher level of public understanding of the drinking water supply system and the value of water through education and engagement.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast


Mountain Biking Advisory Committee Appointments
The Board approved membership appointments for the Mountain Biking Advisory Committee, which is comprised of people in the capital region with an interest in recreation and a knowledge of the regional park system. The members of the advisory committee represent a diversity of backgrounds, interests and geographical locations representing a balance between technical and non-technical members. They will provide advice and guidance to the CRD Regional Parks Committee for use in the development of mountain biking guidelines for regional parks.

Website | Committee


CAO Quarterly Progress Report No. 2, 2020
The Board received the second Quarterly Progress Report in 2020 for information. The report provides an update on Corporate Activities and Initiatives, progress made on the 2019-2022 Board and Corporate Priorities, Corporate Climate Action Initiatives, Capital Project Variances, and Human Resource Trends across the organization.

Staff Report | Dashboard | Appendices | Webcast


COVID Meeting Procedures
The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in a change of business for local government public meetings, most recently with the introduction of Ministerial Order No. 192. While the CRD Board, committees and commissions continue to meet using a combination of in-person and electronic methods, best efforts must be made to include the public in meetings for transparency and accountability. In addition, local service AGMs may need to be held electronically for 2020 and have elections via a mail-in ballot process.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast


CRD’s response to COVID-19
The CRD Board Chair has requested that moving forward, CRD Committees and Commissions are encouraged to meet in-person to consider business provided all physical distancing requirements and Public Health Orders are met. The CRD Board resumed a regular schedule of Standing Committee meetings and monthly Board meetings as of July 2020. Click here for an updated meeting calendar. 


In order to ensure physical distancing and in keeping with directives from the Province of BC, the public may attend CRD Board meetings in-person when there is sufficient space to safely do so. Meeting materials and webcasts remain available online. Written submissions and applications to address the Board are encouraged, with a modified process for delegations.


In response to the Ministerial order, we are updating our process for public notices and hearings for land use applications. For more information, please contact the JDF Office here. To learn more about how to write to & address the CRD Board, click here. For more information on appearing as a phone-in delegation at a Board or Committee meeting, click here


To find out if the committee/commission you are interested in has an upcoming meeting, click here for agendas.


For more information on the CRD’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/covid

The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020


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