The City has several different committees providing recommendations on a wide range of programs, policies and services.
As with Council meetings, all regular committee meetings are open to the public, with the exception of a very limited number of meetings permitted to be closed under the Community Charter.
Committees of Council (either with or without public representation) are those that have been established by Council and have a formal advisory role to Council. Link to information on these committees, including the Terms of Reference, agendas and minutes.
Advisory Committees with Public Representation
Public Input to Council on a Matter Already Considered by a Committee
When a matter moves from committee consideration to Council, the presumption is that these issues have either been resolved, or they are brought up as outstanding issues in the staff or committee report presented to Council (which also includes the committee’s recommendation on the matter).
Public input received by the committee (whether written submissions or oral presentations) is available to Councillors for review, but it is not specifically circulated or brought to their attention when the matter is before Council itself.
Council can specifically request public input on certain matters and that input may be garnered through a public process.
Further information about providing written submissions or making oral presentations to Council can be found on this website under Council Procedures.
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