The Powell River Regional District holds regularly scheduled board and standing committee meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings to simply ‘listen in’ or to to appear as a delegate to present information or make recommendations. Go to our Calendar of Meetings & Events on the Home page of this website to view the schedule of meetings to be held in the current and subsequent month.


Open Meetings

Unless a meeting or part of a meeting is authorized to be closed to the public by the Local Government Act and Community Charter, all meetings must be open to the public. Before closing a board or committee meeting to the public, the board or committee must pass a resolution in a public meeting in accordance with the Community Charter.

 

Webcasts
The Powell River Regional District is pleased to announce that we are now streaming all our meetings live. Videos are best viewed using the latest version of Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Windows 10 Edge as your browser choice.  Please note that our system is still in a testing phase.  If you encounter any technical problems, please email our webcast service provider at tvthatworks@twincomm.ca.

Anyone attending one of our meetings may be recorded.

To view our meetings live or for a list of archived meeting recordings, CLICK HERE.


Delegations

Members of the public are welcome to address the board or its standing committees. For more information see Part 4 of our Board Procedure Bylaw. If you wish to appear before a meeting, please give the regional district office at least ten days notice before the scheduled meeting and provide the following, written information:

  • Names of the delegation members
  • Subject of concern
  • Relevant background information
  • Any requests for action being made of the board or committee
  • Any resolutions being recommended to the board or committee

The name of your delegation and this written report will be included on the meeting agenda. If you wish to become a delegation, please refer to the Direction to Delegations.

Delegation Size
The committee meeting room at our office holds a maximum of 25 people, including directors and staff. With adequate notice, a committee meeting can be moved to another location to accommodate large delegations. However, if your delegation is large and we do not get adequate notice, some delegation members may not be allowed into the meeting.

Unscheduled Delegations
With the approval of the majority of the members present, a delegation may address a board or committee meeting even if it has not given notice or a report. The chair has the authority to restrict the time allowed for such presentations.

If the board does not consider your matter urgent, it may direct your delegation to one of its committees for further consideration. Should that happen, the board will not be able to resolve your matter until it has heard from that committee.

Delegations Regarding Bylaws

A delegation is not permitted to address the board about a bylaw which has been considered at a required public hearing.


Agendas & Minutes

We provide open access to agendas and minutes for our board and committee meetings. Upcoming meeting agenda packages and all minutes are posted to this website. They are intended for information and research purposes only and are not necessarily the final versions, as we sometimes receive information after the agenda has been circulated and posted to the website, and in some cases the minutes have not yet been officially adopted. Call the regional district office for more information at 604 485-2260.


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