Electoral Area "D" Service & Boundary Configuration Study

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is undertaking 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 purpose of the study is to conduct an analysis and work to develop and test potential municipal boundary configurations in Electoral Area "D".

Committee Meetings:

The Electoral Area "D" Service and Boundary Configuration Study Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. These meetings are open to the public for viewing and include an open question and answer period at the end.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84121501039?pwd=eTMzSU5oY0RnOVd6STUwdWdKSmNvQT09

About the Committee:

A group of 10 citizens from Electoral Area "D" has been formed to guide a study looking into the Service and Boundary Configuration of Electoral Area "D". The committee's role is to be an objective fact-finding body. Ensuring that the study and engagement with the community is neutral and balanced.

The committee members include:

  • Vi Creasy
  • Bob Daly (Vice-Chair)
  • David Forst
  • Kurt Hiebert
  • Kerrie MacLean
  • Myleen Mallach
  • Kay Medland
  • Phyllis Radchenko
  • Matt Taylor (Chair)
  • Eleanor Walker

Ex-officio Community members are Electoral Area "D" Director Ron Obirek and Alternate Director Jim D'Andrea.

Consultant:

At the July 8, 2021, the RDOS Board of Directors approved the $90,000 contract to Allan Neilson of Neilson Strategies Inc. and Sherry Hurst of Leftside Partners Inc.

Allan Neilson comes with over 25 years experience in British Columbia's local government system advising regional district and municipal leaders on matters of governance, service provision, local government policy, finance and community engagement.

Sherry Hurst has been advising local governments on governance, planning and service delivery for more than 20 years.

Background:

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 purpose of the study is to conduct an analysis of services, with public engagement in the RDOS Electoral Area "D" communities on services and opinions on incorporation, and work to develop and test potential municipal boundary configurations in Area "D".

Electoral Area "D" Service and Boundary Configuration Study committee meetings will be conducted online via Webex pending changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

Past studies:


The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is undertaking 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 purpose of the study is to conduct an analysis and work to develop and test potential municipal boundary configurations in Electoral Area "D".

Committee Meetings:

The Electoral Area "D" Service and Boundary Configuration Study Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. These meetings are open to the public for viewing and include an open question and answer period at the end.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84121501039?pwd=eTMzSU5oY0RnOVd6STUwdWdKSmNvQT09

About the Committee:

A group of 10 citizens from Electoral Area "D" has been formed to guide a study looking into the Service and Boundary Configuration of Electoral Area "D". The committee's role is to be an objective fact-finding body. Ensuring that the study and engagement with the community is neutral and balanced.

The committee members include:

  • Vi Creasy
  • Bob Daly (Vice-Chair)
  • David Forst
  • Kurt Hiebert
  • Kerrie MacLean
  • Myleen Mallach
  • Kay Medland
  • Phyllis Radchenko
  • Matt Taylor (Chair)
  • Eleanor Walker

Ex-officio Community members are Electoral Area "D" Director Ron Obirek and Alternate Director Jim D'Andrea.

Consultant:

At the July 8, 2021, the RDOS Board of Directors approved the $90,000 contract to Allan Neilson of Neilson Strategies Inc. and Sherry Hurst of Leftside Partners Inc.

Allan Neilson comes with over 25 years experience in British Columbia's local government system advising regional district and municipal leaders on matters of governance, service provision, local government policy, finance and community engagement.

Sherry Hurst has been advising local governments on governance, planning and service delivery for more than 20 years.

Background:

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 purpose of the study is to conduct an analysis of services, with public engagement in the RDOS Electoral Area "D" communities on services and opinions on incorporation, and work to develop and test potential municipal boundary configurations in Area "D".

Electoral Area "D" Service and Boundary Configuration Study committee meetings will be conducted online via Webex pending changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

Past studies:


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    Just a quick note to say thank you to the volunteers that have agreed to be on this committee. It takes time, and commitment. Information/knowledge will be key to helping everyone make a decision when it comes time for the referendum. It seems to me that it is not a simple a yes or a no. Learn more about how it will benefit the community as a whole. We look forward to hearing more from the committee.

    Kim asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback.  Volunteers are an essential part in assisting the RDOS to build healthy and cohesive communities.

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    Is River Road in Area D?

    Diane asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. An interactive map has now been added and can be found here.

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    How do we vote against incorporating?

    Tony asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. An incorporation vote, if brought forward, is still some time away.  The purpose of this study is to conduct an analysis of services, with public engagement involving the Electoral Area “D” communities, on services and opinions on incorporation, and work to develop and test potential municipal boundary configurations in Area D. It expands on the 2016 Governance and Division studies . The analysis is expected to consider, at a high-level, implications of the proposed boundaries on future restructure scenarios, but it is not expected to analyze the impacts of each restructure scenario on residents in the area or the RDOS (e.g. impacts on taxation. A referendum on incorporation would only take place after the completion of all necessary studies and the communities have indicated that incorporation may be a realistic option the preferred choice.

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