How does this work? The Community Charter in B.C. requires that borrowing over a certain amount for projects offers residents and taxpayers an opportunity to request a referendum on proposed spending projects.

“If, after the deadline of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022, at least 1,469 electors (10% of 14,695) have signed and submitted Elector Response Forms, the District of Squamish Council may not adopt the Bylaw unless it receives the assent of the electors by voting” the District of Squamish website states.

If you do not agree with the property tax increase or think the District should have other priorities click the link below to have your say.

The requirements that citizens need to sign:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least six months
  • A resident of the District of Squamish for at least 30 days.

There are others collecting signatures in person around town. Sign their petition as well. Everything helps. We are in this together.

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