Committee & Board Meetings:
Recently, there has been a gradual lifting of Public Health Orders in relation to mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols, including the requirement for social distancing and the wearing of personal protection equipment. Although no longer required, the wearing a mask is a personal choice and individuals are encouraged, but not required, to wear them at public meetings.
Community input on CVRD business is valued. Individuals may attend meetings in person in accordance with room capacity; or participate online (maximum of 5) by pre-registering to join the meeting to participate in Public Input Period or Question Period by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Input Period takes place near the beginning of each meeting. Requests to join Public Input virtual meeting to provide input and comments about agenda items can be emailed to email@example.com up to noon the day prior to the meeting. The first five requestors will be sent a link to the virtual meeting. In-person attendance is also permitted, with no requirement to pre-register. The duration of Public Input Period is 15 minutes and each participant is allotted 3 minutes.
Question Period takes place near the end of each Standing Committee or Board Meeting. Requests to join Question Period virtually can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your phone number so that you can be contacted in the event that technical issues arise. In-person attendance is also permitted, with no requirement to pre-register. The duration of Question Period is 15 minutes and each speaker is permitted 3 minutes to ask a question and one follow-up question within that allotted time.
Legislative Services provides administrative support to the Board of Directors and selected committees, including the provision of procedural advice and preparation of agendas and minutes. The Division looks after the maintenance and access to corporate records including minutes, reports and bylaws and coordinates the records management function for the organization.
Legislative Services also manages the information and privacy requirements under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; manages public approval processes through the Alternative Approval Process and/or referenda; conducts elections; and ensures that statutory obligations are met.