The community will be asked for feedback on all draft bylaws before they are made. This includes an opportunity to present your views to elected members in person. Take a look at our Significance and Engagement Policy for more on this.
As part of a council's research to determine whether a bylaw is necessary, the community may be asked for their input before a bylaw is drafted. This may be through a survey, through reaching out to specific groups identified as being directly affected by the problem, or other methods.
If research finds that a bylaw is the best way to address the problem, then council staff will create a draft bylaw. The draft bylaw will be assessed for legal approval and then will receive endorsement from elected members to take it to public consultation. This is the opportunity for you to formally have your say on the proposed bylaw. You will have at least four weeks to share your feedback.
All feedback is analysed and a public report is presented to the decision makers.