Public hearings are scheduled regarding various matters including:
- Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments applications; and
- Zoning amendment applications where the proposed amendments are not consistent with the City's Official Community Plan.
Upcoming Public Hearings
Details on how to participate and provide comments regarding upcoming public hearings can be found on the Public Hearing Notice linked in the table below. If the table is empty, there are no public hearings scheduled.
|Meeting Date||Planning Application||Subject Property Address||Bylaw(s)||Notice|
Residents may be notified by mail or notice delivery of public hearings. The notice will include information on how, when, and where the public can provide comments to Council regarding the application.
Notices are published on the City's website and Facebook page and posted on the bulletin board on the first floor of City Hall.
Residents who feel they are affected by a proposed bylaw or application that is being considered with a public hearing may provide comments in writing, in person, or via telephone during the public hearing.
- Deliver to the corporate officer before 12pm on the day of the public hearing.
- Hand-deliver after 12pm to the public hearing before it is closed.
- Refer to Section 23 of the Council Procedures Bylaw for information on submitting correspondence to Council
| ||Phone: 1-877-708-3350 | Access Code: 1269574#||To participate via telephone you must be connected to the telephone line at the time the Chair invites comments from the public.|
| ||In Person: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall (1100 Patricia Blvd)||To participate in person you must be present at the meeting at the time the Chair invites comments from the public.|
At the Public Hearing
Council’s role at a public hearing is to listen to the public. Council will not debate or challenge comments made but may ask questions of an individual speaker or Administration for clarification.
Residents may voice their concerns, support, or opposition when the Chair calls for representations from Members of the Public. The Chair will determine the order of speakers.
No person should feel discouraged, intimated, or prevented from presenting their opinions. Decorum must be maintained at all times. Inappropriate language, outbursts, criticisms, or generalizations aimed at an individual or group will not be tolerated.
Any written materials and submissions considered by Council at the hearing will be available for review by the public during the hearing, and anyone wishing to comment on the content of those materials or submissions may do so.
Members of the public will be asked to provide their name and address for the record of the public hearing. If an individual is speaking on behalf of another person or organization, they will be asked to identify the name of that person or organization and confirm that they have appropriate authorization to speak on their behalf.
An initial submission for all speakers is limited to ten (10) minutes. After all speakers have been heard for the first time, a speaker may speak for a second time with new information. Second and further submissions for all speakers is limited to five (5) minutes.
Speakers using a PowerPoint or other electronic media during their presentation must submit it to City staff before 12:00pm on the day of the hearing.
Electronic presentations without prior notice and submission will not be accommodated, however, you may provide a printed copy for Council’s review and consideration.
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 providing written or spoken comments, you are consenting to the disclosure of any personal information you provide in the submission including your name and address.
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.