Galiano Island - 2019 STVR Review Project
The current phase, expected to be completed in 2020, will review policies and regulations for Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVR) to address any impacts including on affordable housing.
Proposed Amendment Bylaw No. 275 - 60 Day Comment Period
Based on the results of the STVR review, the LTC is now proposing amendments to the Galiano Island Official Community Plan No. 108, 1995 (OCP), to restrict the issuing of Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) for STVR land uses in the Galiano Island Local Trust Area. The proposed changes will not affect home occupation STVRs.
The Notification Period for submitting written comments on Bylaw No. 275 will end on September 30, 2020.
Comments and enquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Notice – 60 Day Comment Period
Community Information Meeting
It is the intent of the LTC to hold an in-person Community Information Meeting (CIM) on Bylaw No. 275.However, Covid-19 is limiting the ability of the LTC to host an in-person CIM at this time. If public health measures continue beyond the 60 day comment period, LTC may consider hosting a CIM electronically.
Project Charter - June 2020
An online survey was conducted from November 23, 2019 – January 20, 2020 using the web-based Survey Monkey platform. A total of 234 surveys were completed. Data collected from the survey is intended to help to inform the Local Trust Committees on whether changes to the existing regulations and policies that govern STVR use on Galiano Island should be considered. Survey results are summarized in the following two staff reports:
An Open House was held at the Galiano Island Lions Hall (992 Burrill Road) between 2:30-4:30 on November 23, 2019 to present the findings of STVR research to date. The Open House also provided an opportunity for the Galiano Island community and STVR stakeholders to share their perspectives on the current regulations, policies and use of STVRs on Galiano Island.
Results of this Open House will help to inform the LTC on whether changes to the existing regulations and policies that govern STVR use on Galiano Island should be considered.
To provide background and context for community and stakeholder discussion, planning staff have prepared a discussion paper on the STVR issue.
Staff Reports and Memos
(Previous) 2013-2014 STVR Project
Short term vacation rentals were legalized on Galiano Island in 2014 following extensive effort and community consultation. Project details can be found here.
North Pender LTC - STVR Review Project
South Pender LTC - STVR Review Project
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