Referendum Questions for Abbotsford (City)

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Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B (Cortes Island)
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Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area B (Cortes Island)
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Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Assent Voting (Total)

Referendum Questions for Alberni-Clayoquot (Regional District)

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Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Quesnel Regional Airport Referendum (Areas A, B, C, I)

Referendum Questions for Kootenay Boundary (Regional District)

Are you in favour of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary adopting the following proposed bylaws: 'Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Establishment Bylaw No. 1802, 2022' which will establish a service within the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks to provide for the construction, operation and maintenance of a community centre in the City of Grand Forks; and annually requisition up to a maximum of the greater of $1,200,000.00 or $0.8279/$1,000 of taxable assessed value to pay for the service? AND ‘Grand Forks and Electoral Area D Community Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1806, 2022' to authorize the long-term borrowing of up to $16,300,000.00 (Sixteen Million Three-Hundred Thousand Dollars) for the construction of the Grand Forks/Electoral Area D Community Centre service?
Are you in favour of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary adopting the following proposed bylaw: 'Portion of Electoral Area E/West Boundary (Big White) Recreation Service Bylaw No. 1805, 2022"' which will establish a service to provide for the acquisition, establishment, development, operation, delivery and maintenance of cultural and recreational lands, facilities, equipment, programs and services in a portion of Electoral Area E/West Boundary (Big White); and annually requisition up to a maximum of the greater of $100,000.00 or $0.0801/$1,000 of taxable assessed value to pay for the service?

Referendum Questions for Vancouver (City)

Council authorizes putting to the electors, under section 245 of the Vancouver Charter, the following questions with respect to the following matters:
“2023-2026 CAPITAL PLAN BORROWING QUESTIONS


1. TRANSPORTATION AND CORE OPERATING TECHNOLOGY
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $173,450,000 for the following purposes?
A. Street and Bridge Infrastructure
To provide for major maintenance, reconstruction and enhancement of the arterial and neighbourhood transportation networks, sidewalks, greenways and cycle routes and to undertake major maintenance of bridges and other structures, including repairs and structural work on the Granville Bridge and Cambie Bridge.
$94,250,000
B. Traffic Signals and Street Lighting
To provide for major maintenance, replacement and enhancement of traffic signals and street lighting that are beyond economical repair or no longer meet operational requirements.
$54,300,000
C. Electrical Services in Public Spaces
To provide for increased availability of electrical services in public spaces including uses such as electrical vehicle and bike charging, electrical kiosks for food trucks, filming and events, and lighting in public gathering spaces.
$8,500,000
D. Core Operating Technology
To provide for renewal and enhancement of the City’s core operating information technology systems such as fiber, data centres, servers and applications that are critical to the delivery of and access to City services and programs.
$16,400,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $173,450,000
If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $173,450,000.
EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3:
• Community facilities include buildings such as community centres, pools, rinks, libraries, childcare facilities, cultural facilities, social facilities and affordable housing.
• Civic facilities include buildings such as fire halls, police buildings, administrative facilities and service yards.
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Watershed Service Referendum (Areas C, D, E, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway)
2. COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $162,075,000 for the following purposes?
A. Renewal of Vancouver Aquatic Centre
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
$103,000,000
B. Renewal and Upgrades of Community Facilities
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of community facilities, including RayCam Community Centre and Childcare and/or other community facility projects.
$59,075,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $162,075,000
If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $162,075,000.
Applies to Following Electoral Areas:
  • Electoral Area H (The Slocan Valley)
3. PARKS, PUBLIC SAFETY AND OTHER CIVIC FACILITIES, CLIMATE ADAPTATION, AND OTHER EMERGING PRIORITIES
Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2026 to borrow an aggregate $159,475,000 for the following purposes?
A. Renewal, Maintenance and Upgrades of Parks
To provide for renewal, ongoing capital maintenance, renovations or other upgrades of parks, park buildings and features within parks such as the seawall, pathways, playgrounds, playfields and sport courts.
$33,450,000
B. Renewal and Upgrades of Public Safety and Other Civic Facilities
To provide for replacement, renewal or rehabilitation of public safety and other civic facilities, including the Downtown South Fire Hall, Animal Shelter, and/or other civic facility projects.
$60,610,000
C. Emerging Climate Adaptation Priorities
To provide for additional replacement, renewal, or upgrade of infrastructure in response to Climate Change to withstand current and future risks associated with natural hazards; such as seawall reconstruction, urban canopy other climate adaptation projects.
$20,000,000
D. Senior Government Partnership and/or Other Emerging Priorities
To provide for the City’s share of funding to leverage senior government and partner funding in the areas of transportation, community facilities, parks, civic facilities, and technology and/or other emerging priorities.
$45,415,000
Total ........................................................................................................... $159,475,000
If this question receives the assent of the electors, Council has the power, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws, as and when Council considers appropriate, to borrow money for the projects described up to $159,475,000.”