Electoral Area "D" Governance
In 2017, in response to recommendations coming out of the Electoral Area "D" Governance Study, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be considering a submission to the Province recommending that Electoral Area "D" proceed with a boundary change for Electoral Area "D" by dividing the existing electoral area into two separate electoral areas. If approved, this division would take place in early 2018, in advance of the 2018 General Local Elections in October of that year.
The application would see the current Electoral Area divided into two parts, consistent with Official Community Plan Service Areas D1 and D2.
ELECTORAL AREA "D" GOVERNANCE STUDY 2015/2016
Get Informed, Get Involved, Have Your Say!
The Electoral Area "D" Governance Study is now complete!
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen would like to thank the volunteers on the Electoral Area "D" Governance Study Committee and the citizens of Electoral Area "D" who took the time to participate in the governance forums, complete the surveys or provide comments.
Please see the final reports here:
- Consultants Report
- Committee Report
- Administrative Report to the Board of Directors
In 2015/2016, with a funding grant from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen undertook a governance study to explore and propose options within the existing regional district structure to improve the way Area "D" is governed and the way the local services were delivered.
The goal of the study was to inform the RDOS Board of Directors of the range of issues that are of greatest concern to citizens in Area "D", how citizens envision future governance and services provision, and the nature of citizen feedback on proposed future options.
The study was led by the Electoral Area "D" Governance Study committee (Terms of Reference) with representatives from across Area "D", together with LeftSide Partners, a consulting firm engaged by the Committee. The first task was to prepare Fact Sheets, summaries of all the services the RDOS provided to the communities in Electoral Area "D". Each Fact Sheet explained the service, how it was delivered, how decisions were made, and the cost to provide the service.
Click on the links below to get the facts!
|- Economic Development||- Administration|
|- Invasive Plants & Pest Control|
The committee and consultants invited residents and property owners throughout Electoral Area "D" to 'Get Informed, Get Involved, Have Your Say' in a variety of ways.
SURVEY #1 RESULTS
Survey #1 Results - Question 3 Breakdown
SURVEY #1 RESULTS BY COMMUNITY
- - There are sufficient opportunities to have say in decisions affecting my local services if I choose to do so.
Three Governance Forum (Open Houses) were held during March 2016 in Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Apex. The Forums were attended by approximately 60 residents - a big thank you to everyone who attended and provided thoughtful input to the study.
The poster boards on display at the forums can be viewed here:
Feedback from the forums can be found here:.
Introduced concepts of boundary adjustments, local community commissions and water authority collaboration:
SERVICE LEVEL TOOLKITS
Examples of how some service level concerns could be responded to by the RDOS.
A second survey followed up on the Options Sheets and Service Level Toolkits. Hard copies were distributed through various local businesses and made available lat the Area "D" Office.
Survey #2 Results
Residents were encouraged to attend the monthly meetings of the Governance Study Committee, and one dedicated resident attended virtually every meeting, and he offered words of encouragement as the committee worked through the process. That support was invaluable!
Schedule of Meetings - Agendas and Minutes
All meetings are open to the public and will take place at the Okanagan Falls School - Club Room unless otherwise indicated.
|August||August 12 Agenda||August 12 Minutes||6:30 PM|
|August 17 Agenda||No minutes||6:30 PM|
|September||September 21 Agenda||September 21 Minutes||6:00 PM|
|November||November 2 Agenda||November 2 Minutes||6:30 PM|
|December||December 7 Agenda||December 7 Minutes||6:30 PM|
|January||January 4 Agenda
|February||February 1 Agenda||February 1 Minutes||7:00 PM|
|April||April 4 Agenda||April 4 Minutes||6:30 PM|
|May||May 2 Agenda||May 2 Minutes||6:30 PM|
|May||May 24 Minutes||6:30 PM|
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE
101 MARTIN STREET, PENTICTON
|June 6 Minutes||7:00 PM|
|August||August 8 Agenda||August 8 Minutes||6:30 PM|
The purpose of this meeting is for the
consultants to present the FINAL REPORT
|August 29 Minutes||2:00 PM|
The committee worked hard to ensure that the lines of communication were open and that residents were in the know on how things were developing.