An Alternative Approval Process is another method of voting that enables electors to state their opposition to a proposition put forward by the Board. If more than 10% of electors express their opposition, the Board cannot proceed with the proposition. This is an alternative method to an election or referendum that may be used in certain cases to seek approval from electors.
At present, there is one Alternative Approval Process before the electorate:
Greater Vancouver Regional District Sale and Exchange of a Portion of Derby Reach Regional Park for Other Land to be used for Park Purposes Bylaw (Bylaw No. 1233, 2016). The purpose is to authorize the exchange of one independent legal parcel (0.44 hectares/1.1 acres) of the Derby Reach Regional Park, located on the south side of Allard Crescent, which is surrounded by an adjoining private cranberry farm (farm), for the farm's isolated 0.1 hectare parcel and additional market compensation to GVRD for the difference in value.
Electors may indicate their opposition to a proposal by submitting the Elector Response form (above) to the Corporate Officer of the Metro Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) within the prescribed period by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016. It is the responsibility of the elector to ensure that the form is received by the Corporate Officer prior to the deadline. See the Elector Response Form for contact information and delivery instructions.