Electoral Area D Service and Boundary Configuration Study and CommitteeNews Article
On March 24, 2021 the Minister of Municipal Affairs confirmed support in the amount of $80,000 to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) to undertake an analysis in Electoral Area D communities on services and opinions on incorporation, as well as discussions on potential boundary configuration options in the Electoral Area.
The RDOS is seeking to strike a committee and invites expressions of interest from qualified applicants. The Electoral Area D Service and Boundary Configuration Committee is an advisory ad hoc committee of the RDOS. The committee, working with staff and a local government consultant, will ensure that the study and engagement with the community is neutral and balanced. At the end of this study process, the committee will provide recommendation to the RDOS Board of Directors based on study findings, which may inform a potential request to proceed with an incorporation study after the next general election.
“The Committee will serve as an objective, fact-finding body that functions as a neutral and credible conduit for information to the community,” says Electoral Area D Director Obirek.
This study will describe and educate on facets of governance and services in Electoral Area D, engage the public to identify the issues that are of greatest concern and identify options, within the regional district framework, for addressing the most pressing interests of the communities.
“The study will provide an opportunity for Electoral Area D residents to understand their service needs and potential boundaries should they opt to incorporate,” says RDOS Chair Karla Kozakevich.
For more information about the study, how to apply as a committee member and for updates about the process and future public engagement opportunities, please visit www.rdosregionalconnections.ca/area-d-boundary-study
Karla Kozakevich, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Manager, Legislative Services
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