Public Hearings Connector
What is a Public Hearing?
A Public Hearing is a vital part of Council’s review when applications are made to change the City’s Official Community Plan or Zoning Bylaw. A Public Hearing is the primary means for the public to present their views to Council on the item(s) contained in that evening’s Public Hearing agenda. The Public Hearing is Council’s opportunity to listen to members of the public and not for Council to discuss and debate the topic.
Public may attend public hearing’s; however, due to the recent order we are encouraging participants to speak on the hearings electronically online (instructions on how to below).
For those that would like to attend, due to Council Chambers having limited capacity, we will be holding all our public hearings at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, in the HUB International Theatre. Public Hearings will start at 6:00 pm. Social distancing must be adhered to.
BC's Response to COVID-19 and Restart Plan: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/response
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE
As per the Order of the Provincial Health Officer – FACE COVERINGS (COVID-19) – September 2, 2021 Face coverings required in indoor public spaces – visitors
PLEASE NOTE: To keep all members of our community healthy and safe, mask use is required in all public areas within the City of Chilliwack buildings. There are exemptions for:
(1) to a visitor who is less than 12 years of age;
(2) to a visitor who is unable to wear a face covering because of (i) a psychological behavioural or health condition, or (ii) a physical, cognitive or mental impairment; and,
(3) to a visitor who is unable to put on or remove a face covering without the assistance of another person.
Below describes three ways the public can participate in public hearings.
Please note that you will be allowed to present for each public hearing and will be given 5 minutes to make your presentation and 3 minutes for subsequent presentations.**
|Deadline||4:00 pm the day before|
|How to participate||By Mail or Drop Off||By Email|
Corporate Services Department
**In the subject line include the hearing number
Include your contact information such as your full name and address
Online Participation (Speak to Council**)
|In-Person||Phone Call||Video Call|
|Deadline||Live during the meeting|
|How to participate||
Due to COVID-19 Phase 3 Provincial Health Guidelines, in-person attendance for Public Hearings is permitted
Masks are required for all indoor public settings
A phone is required
Software Required: Zoom installed on your device (Cell phone, tablet, computer) with a webcam and microphone
|** if you register, you will be placed in a queue to speak directly to Council,
if you wish to just follow along, then use the watch online option.