The Last Public Hearing - Nov 23

Update following November 23

Thank you to all who attended The Last Public Hearing on November 23, 2023. For those unable to attend the event, please view the presentation: The Last Public Hearing Presentation - November 23, 2023 [PDF - 4 MB].

You are also invited to share your thoughts and opinions regarding the Province's proposed legislation by taking The Last Public Hearing Survey. Take the survey at:; deadline is Friday, December 1 at 4:00pm.

Following completion of the survey, a "What We Heard Report" will be generated from survey results and made available for public viewing.


At the meeting on November 7, Council discussed the newly introduced Province of British Columbia's Bill 44-2023.

The new legislation, if passed, will override municipal zoning requirements and eliminate the need for public hearings for increased density on residential lots. Bill 44-2023 has been brought forward by the Province without the engagement of residents or local government.

In response, Council invites you to attend an upcoming public meeting to participate in discussion and give your feedback regarding Bill 44-2023.

Meeting Details
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Victoria Scottish Community Centre

1803 Admirals Road

"We are conducting this meeting to inform our residents of the potential effect of this legislation on our Town because the Provincial Government has elected to not engage the public or municipalities on significant changes to land use and zoning that will proceed in the future without their input. We want to hear from our residents on the effect of this legislation on their future." - Mayor Tobias

View Mayor Tobias' letter to the Auditor General of British Columbia [PDF - 40 KB]

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