TOFINO COUNCIL MEETINGS
Click for the 2017 Council Meeting Schedule
*NEW* Meeting Procedure Bylaw
- View "District of Tofino Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 1229, 2016"
- View Information Bulletin outlining general changes
Attending Council Meetings
Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings of Council and may speak as a delegation or during the allotted question period. Portions of meetings may be closed to the public when sensitive or confidential District business is being considered. Council is authorized to close meetings only under the circumstances set out in section 90 of the Community Charter.
Regular Council Meetings
Regular Council meetings are scheduled to be held at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 380 Campbell Street. See the link above for the latest Council Meeting Schedule.
Special Council Meetings
Special Council meetings are held as needed to address emerging issues. The District provides at least 24 hours notice of meeting dates and start times on the website, the bulletin board in the Municipal Office and outside the Council Chamber entrance. Notices also describe in general terms the purpose of meetings. Speakers are not heard at Special Council meetings.
Committee of the Whole Meetings
Committee of the Whole meetings will occur on a Monday night at 6:00 pm in the Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 380 Campbell Street. Open to the public, Committee of the Whole meetings provide for more in-depth and less formal discussion on specific topics. Decisions made at Committee of the Whole need to be ratified at either a Regular or Special Council meeting.
Public Hearings are held as needed to provide residents with an opportunity to express their views and opinions on rezoning matters and proposed changes to the Official Community Plan.
To learn more about public hearings and how to express your views through the hearing process, click here.
Business License Hearings
Business License Hearings are quasi-judicial meetings that determine whether or not to revoke or suspend a business license for illegal activities or activities that contravene other District bylaws. Members of the public may attend these hearings, but may not speak unless the Corporate Services Department arranges for them to appear as a witness.