About the Project

Members of City Council regularly meet at Council and committee meetings to discuss issues such as policies, bylaws, the City budget and major projects to be undertaken by City departments.

Members of the public are permitted to speak, either in person, or by phone due to COVID-19 health measures, to Agenda items at Standing Policy Committee Meetings and at Council’s Public Hearings.

Public hearings are opportunities for any individual or organization impacted by a Council or Committee agenda item to provide their opinion directly to Council and have it included in the public record. The City will be reviewing many aspects of the public hearing process.

This engagement will explore how the system could be more user-friendly and inclusive. It will focus on learning what works well, and what barriers members of the public may experience that prevent them from participating in a public hearing.

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Next Steps

Engagement will be available online from June 14 to July 9.

Along with public engagement, the City project team will also be reaching out directly to stakeholder groups.

A public report back on what was heard during the engagement will be included in a formal report from Administration with recommendations for a more user-friendly and inclusive Public Hearing process in Winter 2021.