Electoral Area "D" Governance Study 2015/2016

ELECTORAL AREA "D" GOVERNANCE STUDY COMPLETE

The Electoral Area "D" Governance Study is now complete!

The RDOS would like to thank the volunteers and citizens of Electoral Area "D" who took the time to complete surveys, come out to forums, and comment! 

 

Do you live or own property in Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Lakeshore Highlands, Upper Carmi, Heritage Hills, Twin Lakes, St. Andrews or Apex? Have you ever wondered what services the regional district provides or how decisions are made about those services?  What the cost of services is and how to have your say in decisions affecting your local community?

The Area “D” Governance Study will provide you with answers to these questions and offer opportunities for residents and owners throughout Area “D” to share their perspectives. What’s working? What’s not?  Why?

Ultimately, the study will explore and propose options within the current regional district structure to improve the way Area “D” is governed and the way your local services are delivered. 

Get to know your Regional District!

The study is being lead by a local Governance Study Committee with representatives from across Area D (Committee Terms of Reference), together with Left Side Partners a consultant engaged by the Committee. The first task is to prepare summaries, or Fact Sheets, of the services the RDOS provides to the communities in Area “D”. Each Fact Sheet explains the service, how it is delivered, how decisions are made, and what it costs. Learn about how the RDOS makes decisions that affect the local services you receive. 

Get the facts on each service by clicking on the links below.

FACT SHEETS

Water

Fire and Emergency Services

Planning and Building Inspection

Solid Waste

- Regional District Governance

Sewer & Waste Water 

Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control

Library

- Parks, Trails and Recreation

- Transit

Economic Development- Administration
- Invasive Plants & Pest Control

Once all the Fact Sheets were distributed, the committee asked for your input and ideas through SURVEY#1.

Survey #1 Results
Survey Results Summary
Survey Results Appendix Final

Survey #1 Results - Question 3 Breakdown

Survey #1 Results by Community
- In general I receive good value for the taxes that I pay to the regional district.
- The number of elected officials representing Electoral Area "D" is sufficient. 
- The number of different agencies that deliver my services is reasonable. 
- There are sufficient opportunities to have say in decisions affecting my local services if I choose to do so.
- I know who to contact if I have a question or concern about any of my local services.

 Top Issues Identified in Each Community


Governance Forums

Three Governance Forum Open House events were held during March, in Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Apex. The Forums were attended by approximately 60 residents. Thanks to everyone who attended and provided thoughtful input to the study. If you missed the Forum events and want to check out the Poster Boards click on them below.

Electoral Area "D" Governance Study Open House
What is the Governance Study?
What Role Does Electoral Area "D" Play on the Regional Board?
What Services Do I Receive from the RDOS?
Who Else Delivers Local Government Services to Electoral Area "D"?
What Do My Regional District Services Cost?
How Do I Have a Voice in RDOS Decisions?
What Tools Do We Have to Change Governance?
Study Process and Next Steps
How Do I Stay Involved?

A summary of the feedback from the Governance Forums can be found here.  Click on each below.
Open House Discussion and Comments
Roundtable Discussions Representations
Roundtable Discussions Service Providers
Sticky Note Board - What's Working and What's Not Working

Check out our recent newsletter for more information on the survey and open houses! 

JUNE 2016

OPTION SHEETS AND SERVICE LEVEL TOOLKITS

OPTION SHEETS
Boundary Changes Option Sheet
Commissions Options Sheet
Water Authority Option Sheet

SERVICE LEVEL TOOLKITS
Provincial Service Levels Toolkit
Regional District Services Levels Toolkit

The Governance Study Committee wants to hear from you!

SURVEY #2
Survey

Survey #2 Results
Survey Results Summary

Individuals or groups looking to provide their comments can also email AreaDGovernance@rdos.bc.ca

Get Informed. Get Involved.  Have your say!

Schedule of Meetings - Agendas and Minutes

All meetings are open to the public.

Okanagan Falls School - Club Room

(1141 Cedar Street, Okanagan Falls, BC)

Electoral Area "D" Governance Committee minutes will be posted after each meeting.

2015AgendasMinutesTime
August August 12 AgendaAugust 12 Minutes6:30 PM
August 17 AgendaNo minutes6:30 PM
SeptemberSeptember 21 AgendaSeptember 21 Minutes6:00 PM
OctoberNo meeting
NovemberNovember 2 AgendaNovember 2 Minutes6:30 PM
DecemberDecember 7 AgendaDecember 7 Minutes6:30 PM
2016          

Agendas                         

Minutes                        Time        
JanuaryJanuary 4 Agenda     

January 4 Minutes    

6:30 PM
FebruaryFebruary 1 AgendaFebruary 1 Minutes7:00 PM
MarchCANCELLED
AprilApril 4 AgendaApril 4 Minutes6:30 PM
MayMay 2 AgendaMay 2 Minutes6:30 PM
May

Special Additional Meeting

May 24 Agenda

May 24 Minutes6:30 PM
June

June 6 Agenda

MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE

RDOS OFFICE

101 MARTIN STREET, PENTICTON

June 6 Minutes7:00 PM
July CANCELLEDCANCELLED
August August 8 AgendaAugust 8 Minutes6:30 PM
SPECIAL
MEETING
August 29
August 29
The purpose of this meeting is for the
consultants to present the FINAL REPORT
TO COMMITTEE.
August 29 Minutes2:00 PM

 

 

Electoral Area "D" Map