Chair Given acknowledged that this meeting is being held on the traditional territory of the syilx/Okanagan peoples.
This Special Meeting is being held for the purpose of considering amendments to the RDCO Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195 and RDCO Zoning Bylaw No. 871.
The Public Hearing was advertised as follows:
- Kelowna Capital News on Friday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 22, 2020, (pursuant to the Local Government Act), and,
- Peachland View and Vernon Morning Star on Friday, January 17, 2020.
The role of the Regional Board is to hear representation from those persons who wish to provide comments regarding the proposed bylaws. Everyone who wishes to speak shall be given the opportunity to be heard. No one will be, or should feel, discouraged or prevented from making his or her views known. However, it is important that all who speak at this meeting restrict their remarks to matters contained in the bylaws and it is my responsibility as Chairperson of this meeting to ensure that all remarks are so restricted.
Members of the Regional Board may, if they so wish ask questions of you following your presentation. However, the main function of the Regional Board members this evening is to listen to the views of the public. It is not the function of the Regional Board at this Public Hearing to debate the merits of the proposed bylaws with individual citizens.
No decision will be made at the Hearing, but the entire proceedings will be considered by the Regional Board at a subsequent meeting.
Submissions regarding the proposed bylaws may be received prior to or at this Hearing.
No further information or representations can be considered by the Regional Board after the Public Hearing is terminated.