On December 4, 1999, following a restructure study, Bowen Island became an island municipality within the Islands Trust. Bowen Island Municipality has its own website.
Bowen Island Municipality is represented on the Islands Trust Council by two Municipal Councillors, elected through a 'double-direct' system during regular local government elections. An island municipality submits its Official Community Plans to the Islands Trust for approval, and must consider the provincial object of the Islands Trust in adopting bylaws or issuing permits or licences. Island municipalities contribute to the administrative costs of the Islands Trust through property taxes.
In September 2005, Bowen Island's Chief Administrative Officer presented a slideshow to Trust Council reporting on progress since incorporation.
In September 2012, Bowen Island Municipal Council had a joint meeting with the Islands Trust Council Executive Committee. The slides from Islands Trust's staff presentation are here.
Click here to go to the Bowen Island Municipality Reports and Publications webpage.
April 12, 2018 | March Trust Council Decision Highlights
The March 13-15 Trust Council Decision Highlights are now available.
March 23, 2018 | Islands Trust Responds to Speculation Tax
The Chair wrote to the Honourable Carole James, Minister of Finance, regarding the proposed speculation tax and affordable housing.
March 15, 2018 | Islands Trust Council Approves 2018-2019 Budget
The Islands Trust Council approved a budget of $7.86 million for 2018-2019 at its March 14th meeting on Salt Spring Island.
March 5, 2018 | March Islands Trust Council Meeting Package
The schedule and agenda package for the March 13-15 Trust Council meeting is posted on our calendar.