Alternative Approval Process Bylaw Update

At a special council meeting held earlier today, City Council made the decision to cancel the current Alternative Approval Process (AAP), abandon the Nanaimo Operations Centre Phase One Borrowing Bylaw 2023 No. 7362, and direct staff to return to Council at a later date with options to fund the project. The decision comes after it was determined that an error had occurred at the start of the current AAP.

In a news release last week, the City indicated an error was identified where response forms were not made available upon notice of the AAP. City staff have reviewed the process, sought legal advice and have concluded that, due to the response forms not being made available on the initial day of AAP notice (January 17, 2024), the requirements in the legislation have not been met.


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