Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole is the initial venue for review and debate of issues. No voting takes place on bylaws or resolutions. A decision is made to send an item to Council for debate and vote or to send an item back to staff for more information or clarification. As a rule, Committee of the Whole meets on the third Monday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public has an opportunity to speak to Council on any subject, with the exception of Public Hearing bylaws that have not reached a conclusion.
The purpose of a Council meeting is to enact powers given to Council by using bylaws or resolutions. This is the final venue for debate of issues before voting on a bylaw or resolution. As a rule, Council meets on the first Monday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
(As per section 18 of Council's procedure bylaw)
All delegations requesting permission to appear before Council or the Committee of the Whole are required to submit a written request to City Hall Legislative Services, outlining the presentation topic.
Council Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall and are open to the public. Committee of the Whole Meetings are generally held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Please refer to the Council Meeting Calendar. This schedule may be subject to change throughout the year.
All delegation requests will be processed according to the delegation request deadlines.
Once at the meeting, please advise the Corporate Officer that you are in attendance. You will be called upon when it is time to make your presentation to Council. Please ensure that the recording secretary has a copy of your intended presentation.
If you have any questions concerning the policy as outlined above, please contact the Corporate Officer at 250-352-8254.