Text Amendment - Independent Chair for Public Meetings

Start Date: 
Tue, 2018/08/28 - 9:30am

The City of St. John’s is considering a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations to allow independent people to chair public meetings. The Development Regulations currently state that, for public meetings held to consider rezonings, discretionary uses, and certain other types of development applications, the meetings must be chaired by a member of Council. However, Council wishes to appoint independent chairs for these meetings. Members of Council will still attend the meetings but will not chair. 
Information regarding this amendment may be viewed at the Department of Planning, Engineering, and Regulatory Services, fourth floor, John J. Murphy Building (City Hall Annex). For further information, please phone 709-576-8220 or email planning@stjohns.ca.
Any person wishing to make a submission on this amendment must provide a signed written statement, including your name and street address, to the Office of the City Clerk by 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018, either by mail: P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2; fax: 709-576-8474 or email: cityclerk@stjohns.ca. Written submissions received will become a matter of public record and will be included in the agenda for the regular meeting of Council on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at which time Council is scheduled to make a decision on the amendment. Any identifying information beyond your name (civic address, email and/or other contact information) will be redacted (removed) prior to the information being released publicly.

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