Alternative Approval Process

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An alternative approval process (AAP) enables local governments to directly engage citizens about a proposed bylaw intended to undertake long-term borrowing, a boundary extension, establish a new regional district service, or other matters requiring elector approval.

The AAP allows voters to indicate whether they are against a local government proposal moving forward. The process requires that 10% or more of eligible voters sign and submit official opposition forms (also called Elector Response Forms) against the proposed initiative. If this threshold is met, then the local government must proceed with a referendum (assent voting) before it can proceed with the proposal.

If you support the proposal, no action is required.

Current AAP Projects:

These projects have now concluded. View the information release.


Hedley Parks Maintenance Cost Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2960, 2022

The approved proposal creates a service to contribute funds towards the maintenance of parks and recreational spaces in Hedley.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

Results:

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 500
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 50
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Include in 2023-2028 Five Year Financial Plan budget process

Read the full Board Report - Hedley Parks AAP Results


West Bench Soil Deposition Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2966, 2022

The approved proposal creates a service to control the removal or deposition of soil in the Greater West Bench area.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 1,489
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 148
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 2

Next steps: Draft a regulation bylaw for RDOS Board consideration

Read the full Board Report - West Bench Soil AAP Results

Naramata Fire Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2964, 2022

The approved proposal creates authorizes the Naramata fire service area to borrow up to $400,000 for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 1,663
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 166
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Proceed to purchase process

Read the full Board Report - Naramata Fire Truck Loan Authorization AAP Results

Mosquito Control Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 2962, 2022

The approved proposal changes the method of cost recovery for the mosquito control service for the residents of Electoral Areas "A" - "I" (excluding Electoral Area "E") and the municipalities of Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Summerland.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 70,247
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 7,024
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Include in 2023-2028 Five Year Financial Plan budget process

Read the full Board Report - Mosquito Control Cost Recovery AAP Results



An alternative approval process (AAP) enables local governments to directly engage citizens about a proposed bylaw intended to undertake long-term borrowing, a boundary extension, establish a new regional district service, or other matters requiring elector approval.

The AAP allows voters to indicate whether they are against a local government proposal moving forward. The process requires that 10% or more of eligible voters sign and submit official opposition forms (also called Elector Response Forms) against the proposed initiative. If this threshold is met, then the local government must proceed with a referendum (assent voting) before it can proceed with the proposal.

If you support the proposal, no action is required.

Current AAP Projects:

These projects have now concluded. View the information release.


Hedley Parks Maintenance Cost Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2960, 2022

The approved proposal creates a service to contribute funds towards the maintenance of parks and recreational spaces in Hedley.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

Results:

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 500
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 50
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Include in 2023-2028 Five Year Financial Plan budget process

Read the full Board Report - Hedley Parks AAP Results


West Bench Soil Deposition Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2966, 2022

The approved proposal creates a service to control the removal or deposition of soil in the Greater West Bench area.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 1,489
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 148
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 2

Next steps: Draft a regulation bylaw for RDOS Board consideration

Read the full Board Report - West Bench Soil AAP Results

Naramata Fire Truck Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2964, 2022

The approved proposal creates authorizes the Naramata fire service area to borrow up to $400,000 for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

Map of Service Area

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 1,663
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 166
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Proceed to purchase process

Read the full Board Report - Naramata Fire Truck Loan Authorization AAP Results

Mosquito Control Service Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 2962, 2022

The approved proposal changes the method of cost recovery for the mosquito control service for the residents of Electoral Areas "A" - "I" (excluding Electoral Area "E") and the municipalities of Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, and Summerland.

Elector Response Form

Fact Sheet

Proposed Bylaw

  • Number of eligible electors within the proposed service area: 70,247
  • Number of elector response forms needed to prevent adoption of the bylaw: 7,024
  • Valid elector response forms received before the deadline: 0

Next steps: Include in 2023-2028 Five Year Financial Plan budget process

Read the full Board Report - Mosquito Control Cost Recovery AAP Results