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QUESNEL CITY COUNCIL> Approaching Council

You may approach City Council to present your opinion regarding an issue Council is discussing, or to introduce an issue that you feel Council should consider.

Sending a letter to Council

You can send a letter requesting action or a decision from Council. Please keep it to the point and include your contact information (name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address).
Depending on the issue, a letter may be distributed to a City department(s); it may be included in a public Council agenda; or both. The City will tell the letter writer how the correspondence is being handled.
A letter attached to a public agenda is placed on the City's website and is part of an information package that is available to the public. Your letter becomes a permanent public record.
In some cases, personal information such as a mailing address, phone number, signature or other personal information may be excluded at the writer's request. For more information, please contact the Deputy Corporate Administrator at 250-992-2111.
Correspondence dealing with the subject of, and notice of, a public hearing or public meeting, development application consideration, or other public processes and statutory notices must include all personal information as required by the Community Charter, Local Government Act and/or the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will become part of the public agenda, be posted on the City's website and become part of the public record.

Where to send your letters

Mail:
Mayor and Council
410 Kinchant Street
Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5

Fax:
250.991-7496

E-mail:
galbers@quesnel.ca

How to Become a Delegation

Those wishing to be a delegation before Council must submit a written request to the Deputy Corporate Administrator's Office. This request should clearly outline the topic on which the delegation plans to speak and identify specific concerns the delegation has with regard to the topic. Please keep in mind that all written requests must be received by noon on the Wednesday immediately preceding the Monday on which the next regular Council Delegation Session is scheduled to occur. Click here to view the meeting schedule.

If you are making a PowerPoint or video presentation, it is strongly recommended that you provide it to City staff the Friday before to ensure there are no technical problems.

Delegations are scheduled on non-televised Mondays, during which a more relaxed schedule allows Council to listen fully to the people who wish to present their proposal. Any recommendations made at these meetings are carried forward for ratification by Council at the next televised regular Council meeting.

A spokesperson or spokespersons are permitted to represent a group of people as a delegation providing that their full names and addresses are presented to Council prior to making their presentations.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A DELEGATION

Each delegation has 15 minutes to make their presentation. After the presentation is made, time will be given for Council members to ask questions. For more information on how to approach Council, please consult the City of Quesnel Procedure Bylaw. A copy of this bylaw may be viewed at Quesnel City Hall with the Deputy Corporate Administrator, at 410 Kinchant Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Can't attend the Council meeting?

Regular Council meetings are broadcast on Shaw Cable (channel 10) as follows:
Wednesdays at 12 p.m .
and Sundays at 10 a.m. of regular meeting weeks.

Council airtimes on Shaw TV may change due to special event programming.

Staff Contact

Rhya Hartley, Executive Assistant
Telephone: 1.250.991.7477
Fax: 1.250.992.7132
Email: rhartley@quesnel.ca

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Teann Ingram,
Communications Clerk
Telephone: 1.250.991.7475
Email: tingram@quesnel.ca

Public Hearing Information

Please click here to view public hearing information.

 

COUNCIL DELEGATION SESSION

The Council Delegation Session consists of the same Council members that form our city government. These meetings offer a more relaxed environment. This meeting is not televised, although the public and the media are invited to attend. Time-sensitive items from staff or the public may also be dealt with on these evenings.

 
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