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General News · 5th November 2011
Wendy Legare
Advisory Planning Commissions
In each of the four electoral areas in the Strathcona Regional District, for which planning and land use management is conducted, the electoral area director may opt to establish an advisory planning commission (APC) and then appoint members of the public to that APC.

The SRD currently has APCs in Electoral Area 'B' (Cortes Island) and Electoral Area 'D' (Oyster Bay - Buttle Lake). Each APC follows the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw.

An advisory planning commission is established to provide input and advice about planning and land use management applications that occur within its electoral area. The following guide has been developed to assist the APCs in providing the best possible support to electoral area directors and the SRD board.

APC 101
A Guide to Advisory Planning Commissions at the Strathcona Regional District

ps - Cortes related SRD public meetings and hearings, date, time, place, agenda are advertised on Cortes. But not APC meetings that are all open to the public. Locals can only find out about them if they go to the SRD website and look at the calendar of events. Locals not online are out of luck.