As part of its response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capital Regional District (CRD) has launched an additional way to communicate with residents in the Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands electoral areas. With people directed to self-isolate and not gather in groups, the remote electoral areas pose a unique challenge to share information with residents.
To help mitigate these challenges, three new email addresses have been created for residents in the CRD’s electoral areas to ask questions and communicate directly with the CRD. These inboxes are monitored Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the CRD will respond to inquiries as quickly as possible. If questions fall outside the CRD’s area of responsibility for electoral area governance, best efforts will be made to re-direct inquiries to the appropriate resource.
As the local government for the three electoral areas, the CRD is responsible for administration and delivery of local services such as drinking water, wastewater treatment and fire protection, among other essential services.
Each electoral area is represented by a Director who is elected directly to the CRD’s Board of Directors. Established by the Board, the Electoral Areas Committee oversees and makes recommendations regarding services in electoral areas, in addition to a number of commissions that provide community input into the delivery of specific CRD services.