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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.
- Report to Council, September 28, 2020
- Bylaw 8219, 2020
- Elector Response Form (Must be submitted by 4:30 pm on October 26, 2020, if you are opposed)
The City will also give separate notice of disposition of the portion of Grimston Park pursuant to the Community Charter.
What am I being asked?
The question before electors is whether you are opposed to New Westminster Council adopting Bylaw 8219, 2020.
What is bylaw No. 8219, 2020 about?
The lands within the Grimston Park site are dedicated as public park. The alignment of the newly constructed Stewardson Way pedestrian and bicycle overpass requires the disposal of a small portion of Grimston park lands to the Province of B.C. Grimston Park Amendment Bylaw No. 8219, 2020, in accordance with the requirements of Section 30(3) of the Community Charter, authorizes City Council to remove the park dedication of a portion of land from Grimston Park and dispose of that land to the Province of B.C. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) subject to the approval of the electors. The land, with a total area of 684.4 m2, is “Area A” on the reference map.
How do I get more information?
You can access the bylaw and related material:
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