Alternative Approval Process

The Alternative Approval Process (AAP) process allows you to indicate your opposition to a proposal.  Certain agreements, bylaws (such as a borrowing bylaw or a park exchange bylaw) or other matters require permission from the electors before they can be adopted by Council.  There are two options to achieve that permission: through an AAP or through Assent Voting (formerly known as a referendum). 

Councils most commonly use an AAP to gauge public opinion - it is a less expensive option than using Assent Voting and can be used whenever the legislation requires the City to obtain permission from the electors. 

Additional Information: 

Previous AAPs

2018 Fire Station #1

2016 Beaufort Park

2015 Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park
2013 Comox Park Exchange
2012 Centennial Museum Building (Piper Park) Military Museum 
2012 Centennial Museum Building (Piper Park) Nanaimo Museum 
2011 Emergency Water Connection
2011 Water Treatment Plant
2010 Beban Park Pitch & Putt
2008 Municipal Boundary Extension

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Last updated: November 7, 2022

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