Prior to this alternative approval process (AAP), Denman and Hornby Islands had a shared community parks and greenways service. Recommendations from a community services report taken to the electoral areas services committee on August 10, 2015 recommended splitting that service into individual services to allow each island to better manage its own interests.
The split would see the existing service for Denman and Hornby Islands amended to apply the service to Hornby Island alone.
A new service-establishing bylaw (Bylaw No. 386) [GS1] would also be created, applying only to Denman Island. Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) staff recommended that elector approval be obtained through an AAP to minimize cost.
In order for the CVRD to proceed with the final adoption of Bylaw No. 386, less than 10 per cent of the electors in the proposed Denman Island community parks and greenways service area would have had to submit an elector response form. The total number of electors within the service was determined to be 798; 10 per cent of that number, or 80 individuals, would have had to submit an elector response form to prevent the CVRD from adopting Bylaw No. 386 without going to referendum.
At the close of the process on Friday, December 11, 2015, zero (0) elector response forms were received from electors in the service area.