Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Tree Protection Bylaw Review project.
As we experience prolonged rainfall heading into autumn, it is hard not to reflect on the role that trees play in contributing to the community’s resilience to severe weather and climate change. Trees and greenspace mitigate urban heat, create windbreaks, reduce the risk of landslides, and absorb rainfall.
This is one of many reasons the District of North Saanich’s Tree Bylaw review is a priority.
This Monday, November 1, Council will receive a staff report that highlights Phase 3 engagement plan options for the Tree Protection Bylaw review.
This follows from the August 16 Meeting of Council, where Council received the Phase 2 Report: Engagement on Key Directions and draft Tree Protection Bylaw, and directed staff to bring back an engagement plan, revised work plan, and budget for Council’s review and consideration.
The staff report will outline two engagement options for Council:
- to further consult on the draft bylaw as last presented to the public and Council during Phase 2; or
- to engage the community on alternatives for the bylaw update or on a revised draft bylaw based on Council direction.
You can review the Council agenda, including all relevant information about the Phase 3 engagement plan options for the Tree Protection Bylaw review, for November 1, 2021, at northsaanich.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Id=679.
Stay informed: connectnorthsaanich.ca/tree-bylaw.