Exploring regional coordination
Council has directed staff to meet with Tsartlip First Nation to discuss a proposal to collaborate with other Saanich Peninsula municipalities and to join the Capital Regional District Harbour Program for management of open water moorage areas.
Council also directed staff to contact the District of North Saanich and Town of Sidney to review OCP’s collaboratively to address mutual concerns about the harbours in the Saanich Peninsula.
As background to this decision, Council has previously made application to acquire a Licence of Occupation (LOO) and this new proposal to work with other municipalities and to join the Capital Regional District Harbour Program will be undertaken concurrently with the LOO process. The District of Central Saanich remains committed to working together with Tsartlip First Nation and other levels of government to address community concerns about Brentwood Bay in a coordinated and collaborative approach.