Letters Patent for the Regional District of Central Okanagan

Regional Districts are a unique form of local government in the Province of British Columbia. They provide governance and the delivery of services on a region-wide basis; a political and administrative framework for participatory services and the ability to recover costs from areas receiving those services. They are the 'local' government for residents and property owners in unincorporated rural areas.

( Provincial Government Primer on Regional Districts) 

From time to time, you may hear the words 'Letters Patent' mentioned. Letters Patent are the basic rules, approved by the Provincial Government (Lieutenant Governor in Council or Cabinet), that incorporate the regional district and its electoral areas by name and defined boundaries. The Letters Patent also outline the voting units for the regional district, determining how many directors are appointed from member municipalities and how many votes the directors have when an issue discussed by the regional board calls for a weighted vote. The Letters Patent set out the political and administrative framework for the delivery of services with the regional district's defined geographical boundary. 

During the mid to late 60's, Regional Districts were also given the responsibility for regional hospital capital financing in order to reduce inequities that were developing throughout the province. 

In the early 70's, the Province created the Municipal Finance Authority creating through regional districts, the opportunity for local governments to pool their assets and borrowing requests in order to obtain reduced borrowing costs in the marketplace.

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OIC 0026 Amendment Black Mountain Irrigation District
OIC 0131 1996
OIC 0179 1995
OIC 0377 Amendment Of Irrigation -Improvement Boundaries
OIC 0413 1995
OIC 0944 1974
OIC 0993 1996
OIC 1044 1995
OIC 1160 2004
OIC 1354 1995
OIC 144 2005
OIC 1475 1975
OIC 1487 1974
OIC 1558 1995
OIC 161 1978
OIC 1711 2000
OIC 1713 1993
OIC 1745 1989
OIC 1751 1969
OIC 1965 1969
OIC 213 2007
OIC 2312 1986
OIC 2621 1968
OIC 2731 1967
OIC 2799 1979
OIC 2802 1980
OIC 2842 1976
OIC 332 2002
OIC 3325 1975
OIC 3363 1969
OIC 3409 1969
OIC 437 1999
OIC 455 1987
OIC 477 1989
OIC 555 2006
OIC 564 1977
OIC 615 1969
OIC 634 2006
OIC 653 Westside Incorporation
OIC 772 2004
OIC 784 2005
OIC 836 1969
OIC 837 2004
OIC 844 BC Reg 346 2008-Intermunicipal Business Licensing
OIC 89 2005
 
 
 
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