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.
As a result of the public health emergency and resulting restrictions on public gatherings, public attendance at City Hall for Council meetings is not permitted at this time. However, persons who deem that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed amendment bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard. Below describes three ways the public can participate in public hearings.
Please note that you will be allowed to present once for each public hearing and will be given 15 minutes to make your presentation.
|Written||Phone Call||Video Call|
|Deadline||4:00 pm the day before||Live during the meeting|
|How to participate||By Mail or Drop Off||By Email||
(on the day of the hearing,
Corporate Services Department
In the subject line include the hearing number
|Notes||Include your contact infomation such as your full name and address||A phone is required||Software Required: Zoom installed on your device (Cell phone, tablet, computer) with a webcam and microphone|