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.
Current AAPs: 2018 Fire Station #1 AAP
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