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Krista Engelland Declares for Mayoralty Race

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We’re off and running for November’s civic election. A familiar name and a new civic organization are ready to run.

“I am running as the Mayoralty candidate with One Delta, a new civic organization,” five time Councillor KRISTA ENGELLAND announced today.

“I'm running because I firmly believe we need a new direction at city hall. I care deeply about Delta, its people, its history and its land use,” Engelland stated.  “As Mayor I intend to ensure Delta residents have a real say in their community.”

Engelland went on to say, she has a vision and a plan for the community and there are many opportunities that are not being realized.  “People are telling me they feel powerless and need a Mayor who will lead the community.”

“People are encouraging me to run because they feel their concerns are not being heard by this mayor and this council. They are frustrated by a lack of transparent processes and accountability. “

Engelland said her 15 years as a Delta Councillor prepared her for the job as Mayor.  “I know what it takes to run a municipality. Delta needs a full time Mayor who will take a lead for Delta residents and work to achieve what is best for their interests first.”

“There is an opportunity for change this November and I am the right person to be that change.” Engelland is a life-long resident of Delta and has lived in all three communities. Engelland grew up in Ladner, graduating from Delta Senior Secondary.  She and her husband started their family in North Delta and later moved to Tsawwassen. She works at the family business located on River Road.

Public Hearing for Southlands ALR Application on March 1st

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Tsawwassen Area Plan Public HearingOn Tuesday, March 1st (7:00 pm, South Delta Recreation Centre) a Public Hearing will be held to determine if Delta Council will prepare an application to include Southlands in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). This decision was made based on a report filed by Delta CAO George Harvie on February 4th, and unanimously approved by Council on February 7th.

Delta Staff Reccomends Southlands to be returned ALR

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Tsawwassen Area PlanIn a report filed on Friday, February 4, the City of Delta staff have recommended that Council apply to have all lands currently zoned agricultural to be put into the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). This includes the contentious 530 acre piece of farmland known as the “Southlands”.

The report was created following a highly contentious public hearing on October 26 & 27, which involved two days of criticism from the community and resulted in a rejection of the proposed update to the Tsawwassen Area Plan. Following the public hearing,  was instructed to create a report that more closely reflected the majority public opinion.

Tsawwassen Area Plan Scrapped After Citizen Revolt

Tsawwassen Public HearingAfter two years of Tsawwassen Area Plan Committee meetings, Delta Council has decided to turn down the proposed Tsawwassen Area Plan. The plan, which involved untold hours of Delta planning and staff time, contentious public meetings, consultations, and costly surveys met with fierce opposition from the citizens of Tsawwassen and sparked an intense public hearing process that had no end in sight.

Delta Mayor and Council Take Beating TAP Hearing

Tsawwassen - The much anticipated Tsawwassen Area Plan (TAP) public hearing began last night at the South Delta Recreation center. Hundred gathered to voice there opinions on the proposed area plan that has been over two years in the making.

Council Accepts Agricultural Designation of Southlands

The Southlands in TsawwassenAt Monday’s Council Meeting, there was unanimous endorsement of the final report of the Tsawwassen Area Plan Committee (TAPC) and staff recommendation to draft a bylaw for the new TAP. This will be brought forward to the September 13th Council Meeting, with a date of October 26 & 27 set for a public hearing. The recommendation from Staff & the TAPC is to maintain the agricultural designation of the Southlands.

Committee Votes 8 to 1 to Protect Southlands From Developer

The Southlands in TsawwassenThe Tsawwassen Area Plan committee has recommended that Delta’s municipal council retain the current agricultural designation on the Spetifore Farmlands now known as the Southlands and adopt it as such into the official community plan. The committee met yesterday evening for a final discussion on how the recommendations in their report would be presented to city council.

Southlands Designation to be Decided at Meeting Tonight

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Tsawwassen Area PlanDelta Staff members have released a draft of the new Tsawwassen Area Plan (TAP) that will be discussed and ratified at a final Committee meeting tonight (Thursday, August 19, 7:00 pm, Annacis Room, City Hall), including policies regarding the future use of the Southlands.


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