Highlights from the CRD Board meeting on December 8, 2021




CRD Board Highlights: December 8, 2021

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.


Capital Region Housing Corporation 2022 Budget

The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) Board approved the CRHC’s 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets. The CRHC is the largest non-profit housing provider on Vancouver Island. It is a wholly-owned, non-profit corporation of the Capital Regional District, developing and managing affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons living with disabilities across the region.

CRHC Agenda & Staff Reports | Presentation | Website


Regional Growth Strategy Indicator Report

The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Indicator Report was developed in 2019 to support consistent annual reporting and meet legislative requirements. The report consists of 20 indicators that measure progress towards achieving RGS targets and objectives. The RGS Indicator Report is updated annually and in 2021, 14 of the 20 indicators were updated with new data. The CRD Board received the report for information.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


Mountain Biking Opportunities in Regional Parks

The CRD Board received a report for information on the consideration of mountain biking opportunities in Regional Parks and a summary of work done since the adoption of the CRD Regional Parks Mountain Biking Guidelines.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


Review of Delegation Speaking Time in the Board Procedures Bylaw

The Governance Committee was directed to review Section 13 of the Procedures Bylaw related to delegations, with the goal of providing fair access to delegations and a reasonable use of the Board’s time for conducting meetings. The CRD Board has approved amending the Board Procedures Bylaw to reduce the time limit per delegation to 3 minutes. The CRD Board has also directed staff to review the impact of this procedural change and report back to the committee by the first quarter of 2024.

Staff Report | Appendices | Webcast | Website


Bylaw No. 4441: Pender Islands Health Care Centre Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw - Assent Voting (Referendum) Results and Adoption

Approval of the electors by way of referendum was obtained on November 20, 2021 for Bylaw No. 4441 “Pender Islands Health Care Centre Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2021”, with 791 YES votes and 142 NO votes. The purpose of the bylaw is to establish a contribution service to fund the operation of the Pender Islands Health Care Centre. Following adoption of the bylaw, a contribution service agreement will be executed with Pender Islands Health Care Society. The CRD Board received the Chief Election Officer’s declaration of official assent voting results for information and adopted the Bylaw.

Staff Report | Appendices | Website


2021 Committee and External Membership Appointments

The CRD Board received the 2021 standing committee appointments and endorsed external appointments and nominations.

2022 Appointments | Website


CRD’s response to COVID-19
In keeping with directives from the Province of BC, there is limited space for the public to attend CRD Board meetings in-person at this time. However, the public may continue to view meeting materials and webcasts online. Written submissions and applications to address the Board are encouraged, with a modified process for delegations electronically.


In response to Ministerial orders, we are updating our process for public notices and hearings for land use applications. For more information, please contact the JDF Office here. For more information on communicating with the CRD Board or 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, January 12, 2022


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