Saanich to mull change to eco-bylaw on June 12

Saanich council will consider two bylaws to amend its controversial eco-bylaw on June 12.

After a five-hour public hearing last week, councillors voted to exempt 29 properties from the Environmental Development Permit Area. The EDPA bylaw, passed in 2012, is meant to protect sensitive and threatened environmental areas containing endangered species and habitats, including Garry oak ecosystems, by restricting the kinds of changes that can be made to properties.

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