Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of New Westminster is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of New Westminster by an alternative approval process (AAP). This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of New Westminster. The current AAP applies to the entire City of New Westminster, and allows electors to indicate opposition to Grimston Park Amendment Bylaw No. 8219, 2020, without first obtaining the assent of the electors by voting.
If 10% of eligible electors submit an elector response form indicating their opposition to the bylaw, Council may not adopt the bylaw. For the purposes of this AAP, the number of eligible electors is estimated to be 50,616. If 5,062 electors submit an elector response form, Council must hold a full vote if they wish to adopt the bylaw.
The City will also give separate notice of disposition of the portion of Grimston Park pursuant to the Community Charter.