The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee is seeking a $75,500 special property tax requisition to fund the coordination of freshwater sustainability initiatives on Salt Spring Island for the 2021/22 fiscal year.
More information about the proposed special property tax requisition is available here.
You can provide feedback on the proposed special property tax requisition and the whole Islands Trust budget through a short survey here.
The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee’s Water Sustainability Project aims to understand
and address water quality and quantity issues on Salt Spring Island. This project has two streams:
1. Land Use Planning for Watershed Management
2. Coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA)
While these project streams are distinct, water issues are inherently multijurisdictional, so
there is often overlap between the two.
For more information,
Jason Youmans, Island Planner
Land Use Planning for Watershed Management
The purpose of the Land Use Planning for Watershed Management stream of the Water Sustainability Project is to consider the regulatory and policy framework that applies to watershed management in drinking watersheds on Salt Spring Island, and consider appropriate Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw amendments to address emergent issues.
Coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA)
The purpose of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance is to:
- Provide a framework for freshwater resources in the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area to be managed in a manner that integrates and considers both human and ecosystem needs through integrated planning, policy development and recommendations for implementation by member agencies and organizations;
- Advise on policies of regional, local, and provincial government organizations that are related to freshwater resources; and
- Coordinate implementation of those policies
Page last updated: 20/01/21