Virtual Public Hearings

Upcoming Virtual Public Hearings:


How to Participate in Virtual Public Hearings

Pursuant to section 13(1) of the Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 and Ministerial Order No. M192/2020, Town of Comox Public Hearings are being conducted virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing. All persons who believe their interest is affected by the proposed rezoning will be given the opportunity to be heard by either speaking at the Virtual Public Hearing or by providing written submissions.

Ways to Participate:

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84406594077?pwd=Y0JLNDBqeDZwTzdXVzJVZ3NETGVVQT09

Meeting ID: 844 0659 4077 Passcode: 251589

Phone Conferencing:

+1 647 374 4685 Canada

+1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 844 0659 4077 Passcode: 251589

To Provide Written Submissions:

Written submissions may be provided in advance of the Public Hearing or during the Public Hearing itself.

If provided in advance of the Public Hearing, written submissions must be received no later than noon on the day of the Public Hearing to council@comox.ca or via mail to Town of Comox, c/o Mayor and Council, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC, V9M 1R9.

If provided during the Public Hearing, written submissions must be emailed to council@comox.ca.

Written submissions must:

  • Be addressed to Mayor and Council;
  • Reference either the Bylaw number under consideration or the address of the property; and
  • Include the name and address of the person making the submission.

To View the Public Hearing Only:

Visit the Town of Comox's YouTube channel during the date and time of the Public Hearing to view the live streaming.


VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING PARTICIPANT INSTRUCTIONS:

To Speak at the Virtual Public Hearing:

You may access the Virtual Public Hearing by either joining the Zoom Video Conference or by phoning in - see instructions below.

To download and open the Zoom app on your computer or electronic device click here, or learn how to use Zoom, click here.

For Zoom Phone Conferencing users:

1. To 'raise your hand' to be called to speak when on the phone, press *9 and wait to be asked to speak by the Chair.

2. When asked to speak, unmute yourself by pressing *6 or for mobile devices, click the 'Unmute' button (microphone icon) on your mobile device.

3. Begin your comments by clearly stating your full name and address. Direct comments to the Chair, specifically related to the subject of the Public Hearing. You may not debate a point of view expressed by other speakers.

4. After you've spoken, please mute yourself again (*6 or click the microphone icon), which helps to reduce background noise for all those on the call.

For additional instructions on joining a Zoom meeting by phone, click here.

For Zoom Meeting Link users:

1. To 'raise your hand' to be called to speak, hover over 'Reactions' in the bottom footer of the Zoom screen, and click the 'Raise Hand' icon and wait to be asked to speak by the Chair.

2. When asked to speak, unmute yourself by clicking the 'Unmute' button (microphone icon) in the bottom-left corner of the meeting window.

3. Begin your comments by clearly stating your full name and address. Direct comments to the Chair, specifically related to the subject of the Public Hearing. You may not debate a point of view expressed by other speakers.

4. After you've spoken, please mute yourself again (click the microphone so it has a red line through it), which helps to reduce background noise for all those on the call.

For additional instructions on joining a Zoom meeting, click here.

Additional Meeting Etiquette and Processes:

Members of Council may ask questions to those that speak, to seek clarification on the points they raised. However, the main function of a Public Hearing is to listen to participants views. Council will not debate the merits of an item, nor enter into dialogue with the public at the hearing.

You must direct a request to the Chair if you wish to seek clarification on statements made by a previous speaker before making your comments. The Chair will decide whether the previous speaker should have an opportunity at that time to clarify the point raised.




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