Alternative Approval Process (AAP)

 

Current Alternative Approval Processes

Loan Authorization Bylaw 1304, 2022 - A Bylaw to authorize the borrowing to complete a water treatment project 

Loan Authorization Bylaw 1304, 2022 (the "Bylaw") has now received approval of the electors. 

The Alternative Approval Process (the "AAP") response period for Bylaw closed on August 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

The District of Ucluelet received two AAP elector response forms in opposition to the District of Ucluelet’s intention to adopt the Bylaw which authorizes the borrowing of up to $13,000,000 to be repaid over a period not exceeding 30 years, in order to finance the costs of the development of water treatment systems within the District of Ucluelet, without first obtaining the assent of the electors by way of assent. The Bylaw received elector approval since the number of responses is less than 10% of the estimated number of electors.  

To review the certification of results click here

For more information about the water treatment project click here


The Alternative Approval Process

About The Process:

Under section 86 of the Community Charter, local governments such as the District of Ucluelet may use an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to directly engage citizens about a proposed bylaw or other matter requiring elector approval. The AAP allows electors to indicate whether they are against a local government proposal moving forward for various municipal matters such as boundary extensions, long-term borrowing, changes to municipal classification, and disposal of park land. 

An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) allows a Council to proceed with an action unless at least ten per cent (10%) of the electors state their opposition within a prescribed period. If more than ten percent (10%) of the electors state their opposition to the proposed action, the Council may not proceed with the action, unless the matter is made subject to and successfully passes a referendum. To state opposition to a local government proposal, eligible electors can submit an Elector Response Form. These forms are made available for each individual AAP and are specific to each proposal. In order to sign an Elector Response Form, a person must either be a resident elector or a non-resident property elector.

Eligibility Requirements:

resident elector is an individual who is entitled to sign an Elector Response Form during an AAP by virtue of living within that jurisdiction. When signing an Elector Response Form, a resident elector must:

    • be 18 years of age or older;
    • be a Canadian citizen;
    • have lived in British Columbia for at least six months;
    • have lived in the jurisdiction (e.g. municipality or electoral area) for at least 30 days;
    • live in the area defined for the AAP; and,
    • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

non-resident property elector is an individual that does not live in a jurisdiction and who is entitled to sign an Elector Response Form during an AAP by virtue of owning property in that jurisdiction. When signing an elector response form, a non-resident property elector must:

    • be at least 18 years of age;
    • be a Canadian citizen;
    • have lived in British Columbia for at least six months;
    • have owned property in the jurisdiction (e.g. municipality or electoral area) for at least 30 days;
    • own property in the area defined for the AAP; and,
    • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Note: Only one non-resident property elector may sign an Elector Response Form per property, regardless of how many people own the property; and, that owner must have the written consent of a majority of the other property owner(s) to sign the response form on their behalf. Property owned in whole or in part by a corporation does not qualify under the non-resident property elector provisions.

AAP Forms

During an AAP, Elector Response Forms are made available at the District of Ucluelet's Municipal office and on the District of Ucluelet's website. The District of Ucluelet can only accept original signed forms; digital signatures will not be accepted. Signed forms received after the specified deadline has passed cannot be counted. Electors may submit a completed Alternate Approval Elector Response Form through one of the following methods:

Elector Response Forms may be submitted:
In Person: 200 Main Street, Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0
Via Mail: PO Box 999, Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0
Via E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Learn More about Alternative Approval Processes: 

Province of British Columbia Alternative Approval Process for Local Government


For more information regarding the Alternative Approval Process, please contact the District of Ucluelet’s Corporate Services department at 250-726-7744.