The Central Coast Regional District offers a variety of services pursuant to the provisions of the Province of British Columbia´s Local Government Act. For the most part, authority to operate individual services is provided by bylaw subject to the approval of the Provincial Government.
Subject to the specific limitations and conditions established pursuant to the Local Government Act, regional districts may operate any service that the board considers necessary or desirable. Services may be operated by the regional district or through another public authority, person or organization. Corporate powers also provide for contracting with another public authority and to establish enterprises such as corporations, partnerships or joint ventures to operate services.
Generally, bylaws which establish new services require the assent or approval of the electors which may be obtained through various methods including petition, counter petition, or voting.