Residents are invited to provide comments on a bylaw or application that is the subject of a public hearing. Any correspondence and petitions received before the public hearing is closed will be provided to Council. All submissions received prior to the close of the hearing will form part of the permanent record of the public hearing.
Comments/correspondence should be directed to
Corporate Officer in the Legislative Services Division. Residents may comment by:
- Attending and submitting comments, in-person, at the public hearing.
- Submitting written comments prior to the close of the public hearing.
- Speaking live via telephone.
Written submissions for all applications will form part of the Council agenda, become public record, and are posted on the City's website. By making a written submission you are consenting to the disclosure of any personal information that you provide.
The address of the speaker is permitted to be collected through Section 26(g) and disclosed under the authority of section 33.1(1) of the
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Questions or concerns related to the collection of this information can be directed to the City's FIPPA Coordinator at 250-561-7600 or 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC, V2L 3V9.
Submissions in Person
City of Prince George open Council meetings and public hearings are public and may be televised, streamed live by webcast, recorded and archived on the City's website for viewing by the public.
By attending the open Council meeting or making a submission at a public hearings you are consenting to the disclosure of any personal information that you provide.
Please note you may be on camera.
Submissions in Writing
Written submissions will form part of the Council agenda, become a public record, and are posted on the City's website.
By making a written submission, you are consenting to the disclosure of any personal information that you provide in the submission, including your name and address.
Written submissions must:
- Be addressed to Mayor and Council
- Be dated, legible, and coherent
- Include the writer's name and mailing address
- Not be libelous
- Not contain offensive language
Submissions via Telephone
In an effort to provide the public with options to speak to Council on a public hearing application, and in accordance with Ministerial Order
No. M192, the City now offers participation remotely via telephone during Public Hearings. Submissions via telephone will be permitted during the time in which the Public Hearing is being discussed at a Council meeting.
While not required, to assist Staff in ensuring sufficient telephone lines are available for the public’s use, residents are encouraged to pre-register to speak to the proposed bylaw(s).
Pre-registration will be open from 8:30 a.m. on the Thursday immediately preceding the Public Hearing date until 12:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. During the time that pre-registration is available, to pre-register to speak to Council via phone, complete the online registration form or call 311.
Members of the public who are unable to pre-register are still invited to participate in the public hearing. Please
watch the meeting’s live broadcast as there will be an opportunity for you to call in at the end of the list of registered speakers for a limited period of time. A phone number and access code will be provided during the live meeting.
For guidelines and information about telephone participation, please review the “At the Public Hearing” section.
Personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(g) and disclosed under the authority of section 33.1(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For information or questions, contact the City's FIPPA Coordinator at 250-561-7600 or 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC V2L 3V9.