Based on the community engagement results of Phase 2 (outlined in staff report to Council) and direction from Council, a draft policy was prepared and presented to Council in September. The draft policy and staff report to Council can be viewed online.
The main intent of the policy is to allow for more STR use on the island to meet demand and economic needs of residents, while protecting communities from neighbourhood and long term housing impacts. The policy provides guidance on bylaw requirements, enforcement measures and taxation.
The draft is going to various committees and a public open house for review and comment through the month of October.