Planning for Our Future
The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a vision for the future of the capital region, guiding decisions on regional issues such as transportation, population growth and settlement patterns. The RGS promotes the long term livability of the region by enhancing social, economic and environmental performance. The existing RGS is currently being updated as part of a 5-year review process.
The CRD Board initiated dispute resolution on the 2016 RGS bylaw at its February 22, 2017 meeting.
Provincial legislation requires that all municipalities in the CRD accept the RGS before it can be adopted as bylaw. By the February 2, 2017 deadline, six municipalities resolved to accept and seven to reject. In accordance with the provincially-mandated RGS update process, the CRD Board will notify the province that not all municipalities accepted the RGS. The Board unanimously agreed to request a non-binding dispute resolution process and also resolved to request that the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area be given an equal voice in the process.
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