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The following data was compiled by the
Lakeview Heights Community Association

An UPDATE of the 
2001 Census
and how we
compare.

 

 

Number of dwellings:

Area H (Westbank)

6045

Indian Reserve

3800

Area G (Lakeview)

4050

 

Square Kilometres:

Area H (Westbank)

316.47

Indian Reserve

11.88

Area G (Lakeview)

981.68

 

Population:

Area H (Westbank)

15935

Indian Reserve

7857

Area G (Lakeview)

10066

 

Persons Per Sq. Km:.

Area H (Westbank)

50.35

Indian Reserve

661.36

Area G (Lakeview)

10.25

 

Persons Per Dwelling:

Area H (Westbank)

3.9

Indian Reserve

2.06

Area G (Lakeview)

2.48


 Did You Know That 
The Lakeview Heights area holds  295 acres or 21%, the second largest stock of industrial land? Industry and commerce pay 2 to 3 times more per square foot in taxes than do residential properties. Thanks to having this tract of industrial property, Lakeview (Area G) residents enjoy lower taxes, quality living and secure employment base. This area is composed of businesses ranging from   industrial and warehousing, to tourist attractions, service, commercial uses, and gravel extraction. The Lakeview Heights dominant industrial park area is located along the west side of Highway 97 at Westlake Rd. This area is a very important resource for our future employment base on the Westside.
Resident participation ensured that  emphasis is placed upon buffers and transitional uses to reduce the impact on adjacent residential properties as well as for aesthetic concerns due to the proximity to the Highway. 

 

6% of the local area currently zoned industrial lands in the Central Okanagan are located within Area H (Westbank).  

 

Projected Growth x 2010:
Area H (Westbank) 1.8%
Indian Reserve 11.9%
Area G (Lakeview) 1.5%

 

Did You Know That
the Regional District of Central Okanagan
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Of January 2000 report entitled "Growth and Servicing Issues on the Westside, located in portions of the "Westbank" Electoral Area and Electoral Area "G" of the Central Okanagan Regional District sums the cost to almost $65 million over the next 10 to 20 years.

You can view a copy by clicking here.

How Deep Are Your Pockets?

 

Did You Know That on June 11, 2001 the Regional District of Central Okanagan merged the two electoral areas; Area H (Westbank) and Area G (Lakeview). This is the most important change in governance to date. This change took place with little or no public participation. In fact, the public were forbidden to speak to the issue! You, the taxpayer were not allowed an opportunity to participate in the decision process -  neither were you allowed to comment.  (see Cord Cancels Democracy
(opens in a reusable window) )

Sources:
2001 Census, Statistics Canada, Ottawa
RDCO Executive Summary
Statistics BC
EDC
WFPD Long Term Servicing Strategy & Capital Operating Plan

 

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A breakdown by class of the converted taxable assessed values for Electoral Area G (Lakeview) and Electoral Area Westbank for the year 2002

Source

Lakeview

Westbank

Residential 87,416,955 106,298,320
Utilities 2,619,646 3,298,820
Major Industry 0 2,965,854
Light industry 5,533,058 4,433,328
Business 15,262,477 16,903,760
Managed Forest 121,290 0
Rec/Non profit 132,660 211,200
Farm 74,330 146,500
Total 111,160,416 134,257,782

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 You now have an opportunity to participate in the latest governance restructure process - it will only be a democratic process if you participate.

  • Be involved

  • Be informed

  • Make a decision

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  A Policy to Note: 

 

MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
POLICY STATEMENT ON
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT GOVERNANCE

"The Ministry strategy for improvement districts has four basic objectives:

  1. It is the ministry's objective to increase the ability of improvement districts to effectively provide local services and be accountable to the public while maintaining incentives and removing constraints to conversion of improvement district to regional district and municipal jurisdiction. 

  2. It is the ministry's objective to minimize risks of failure in the improvement district system which could have serious financial implications for the province, improvement districts and residents.

  3. It is the ministry's objective that conversion of improvement districts to regional district and municipal jurisdiction take place incrementally, over time and, for the most part, with local assent.

  4. It is the ministry's objective to reduce the number of improvement districts.

In short, it is anticipated that improvement districts will be an important part of the local government system in this province for some time and that their role will decrease as their responsibilities are increasingly assumed by regional districts and municipalities."

 

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