Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw - Alternative Approval Process (Now Closed)

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is proposing an Electric Vehicle Charging Service for four new public electric vehicle charging stations, one in each of Electoral Areas B, E, G and H. The Service will manage the ongoing operations, maintenance and future replacement cost of the charging stations and will be funded through taxation.

Before the new Service can proceed, affected electors must approve the "Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020". This will be done through the Alternative Approval Process (AAP).

The RDN Board has selected the Alternative Approval Process because it is a more efficient use of tax-payer dollars and more appropriate to the scale of bylaw being proposed - the alternative is an expensive referendum.

The Alternative Approval Process for this Bylaw will run between January 6, 2021 and February 15, 2021.

How to Participate in the Alternative Approval Process

  • NOT OPPOSED – if you are NOT OPPOSED to the adoption of this bylaw you don't need to do anything.

  • OPPOSED - if you are OPPOSED to the adoption of “Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020” you can sign and submit an Elector Response Form if you qualify as an elector of the participating service area (details of elector qualification are on the Elector Response Form).
    • Elector Response Forms will be available starting January 6, 2021:
    • Due to COVID-19 precautions, electors are encouraged to download the online form rather than collecting in person
  • Only original, signed copies are accepted - emailed and faxed submissions will not be counted. Submit using the following methods:

By Mail: Send your form to the following address to

Regional District of Nanaimo
Corporate Services Department
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

In Person: Drop off your form in person at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo using the mail slot to the right of the front (west) main administration door.

  • DEADLINE: All elector response forms must be physically received in the office of the RDN no later than the deadline of 4 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021. If you are submitting your form by mail, be advised that postmarks will not be accepted as the date of submission.

For more information

  • Explore this webpage to find out more about the proposed Bylaw and project. Staff reports and other documents can be accessed in the document library.
  • The FAQ's contain answers to common questions on both the Alternative Approval Process and the associated project.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is proposing an Electric Vehicle Charging Service for four new public electric vehicle charging stations, one in each of Electoral Areas B, E, G and H. The Service will manage the ongoing operations, maintenance and future replacement cost of the charging stations and will be funded through taxation.

Before the new Service can proceed, affected electors must approve the "Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020". This will be done through the Alternative Approval Process (AAP).

The RDN Board has selected the Alternative Approval Process because it is a more efficient use of tax-payer dollars and more appropriate to the scale of bylaw being proposed - the alternative is an expensive referendum.

The Alternative Approval Process for this Bylaw will run between January 6, 2021 and February 15, 2021.

How to Participate in the Alternative Approval Process

  • NOT OPPOSED – if you are NOT OPPOSED to the adoption of this bylaw you don't need to do anything.

  • OPPOSED - if you are OPPOSED to the adoption of “Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020” you can sign and submit an Elector Response Form if you qualify as an elector of the participating service area (details of elector qualification are on the Elector Response Form).
    • Elector Response Forms will be available starting January 6, 2021:
    • Due to COVID-19 precautions, electors are encouraged to download the online form rather than collecting in person
  • Only original, signed copies are accepted - emailed and faxed submissions will not be counted. Submit using the following methods:

By Mail: Send your form to the following address to

Regional District of Nanaimo
Corporate Services Department
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

In Person: Drop off your form in person at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo using the mail slot to the right of the front (west) main administration door.

  • DEADLINE: All elector response forms must be physically received in the office of the RDN no later than the deadline of 4 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021. If you are submitting your form by mail, be advised that postmarks will not be accepted as the date of submission.

For more information

  • Explore this webpage to find out more about the proposed Bylaw and project. Staff reports and other documents can be accessed in the document library.
  • The FAQ's contain answers to common questions on both the Alternative Approval Process and the associated project.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw adopted

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    24 Feb 2021

    There were 76 valid Elector Response Forms received by the February 15th submission deadline. As this is lower than the 1,994 forms that were required for elector rejection of the Bylaw under the Alternative Approval Process, elector approval has been obtained and the Bylaw is eligible for adoption by the Board.

    The RDN Board formally adopted "Electric Vehicle Charging Station Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1796, 2020" at the February 23rd, 2021 Board meeting.

  • The time period for submitting Elector Response forms is now closed.

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    17 Feb 2021

    Elector Response forms were accepted until the AAP window closed on February 15, 2021. Elector Response forms are now being counted and results summarised. Results will be reported to the RDN Board at the February 23rd Board meeting.

  • The Alternative Approval Process has started

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    05 Jan 2021

    The Alternative Approval Process has started today, January 6, 2021. Those opposed to the adoption of the proposed bylaw have until February 15, 2021 to fill out and submit an Elector Response form. Those not opposed to the bylaw do not need to take any action.