Local trust committees set their priorities and manage their community planning projects using a work program. Top priority projects on the LTC's work program have resources in place, or resources which will be soon available. Projects may be significant and long term, such as an Official Community Plan Review, or relatively minor, such as an amendment to a regulation in a Land Use Bylaw.
The intent of the project is, over several phases, to review and potentially amend policies and regulations to encourage and support affordable housing on Galiano Island. In the first phase, a Housing Needs Assessment and Special Advisory Planning Commission report have been completed that provide an understanding of affordable housing needs on Galiano Island.
The next phase of the LTC Project is to review policies and regulations related to short term vacation rentals.
Groundwater Sustainability Project
This project will develop information and data as part of a phased ecological approach to groundwater management on Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, South Pender, and Saturna Islands.
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The purpose of this project is to conduct a technical review of the Galiano Island Land Use Bylaw No. 127, 1999 (LUB) along with associated schedules and to propose technical amendments for Local Trust Committee (LTC) consideration. A technical review of the LUB has been on the list of LTC projects since July 2014. In April, 2020, LTC identified a technical review of the LUB as a top priority project and instructed staff to develop a project charter.