Under Section 464 of the Local Government Act, public hearings are generally required prior to adoption of an official community plan bylaw, a zoning bylaw, a bylaw under Section 548 or an amendment to any of these bylaws. Public hearings are scheduled to occur during Council meetings or as stand alone events. Members of the public may participate in public hearings in-person, through written submissions, by phone, and by Zoom Webinar.
Provincial legislation now prohibits Council from holding public hearings on proposed zoning bylaws when there is an official community plan in place for the affected area, the proposed bylaw is consistent with this plan, the sole purpose of the bylaw is to permit residential development, and the residential component of the development accounts for at least half of the gross floor area of all building and other structures proposed as part of the development.
Review related materials - The application, bylaw, and other relevant materials may be inspected at the District of Ucluelet office at 200 Main Street from the date of public notice until the Public Hearing or Council Meeting, during regular office hours (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays).
Write a submission - Drop it off at District Office at 200 Main Street, Ucluelet, BC, mail to District of Ucluelet or send it via email to email@example.com. Any submissions dropped-off or mailed to the District office, must be received before the meeting, if the hearing is scheduled to occur during a Council meeting, and before the public hearing, if the hearing is scheduled as a stand-alone event. Submissions sent by email or dropped-off at a public hearing or Council meeting may be submitted until the hearing is closed. Written submissions must contain the writer's name and address, and are considered part of the public record pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Participate in-person - Public hearings and Council meetings take place at the Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet BC.
Participate through Zoom Webinar by Telephone - Dial in on your phone using the phone number provided below under "Zoom Details". You will need to enter the meeting ID in order to join the meeting. Note that a participant ID is NOT required. If you would like to speak, press *9 to raise your hand. Staff will unmute you when it is your turn to speak. Press *6 to unmute yourself. Please state your name and address.
Participate through Zoom Webinar by URL - Use your Zoom compatible tablet, smart phone or computer to join the hearing or meeting by the entering the URL provided under "Zoom Details" into your browser. If you would like to speak, click the "raise your hand" icon. Staff will unmute you when it's your turn. You may also have to unmute yourself. Please state your name and address.
If you are disconnected during the meeting, please join again using the phone number or link provided.
Public hearings are streamed live and recorded. They can be viewed on the District of Ucluelet's YouTube channel. Please note that there is up to a 60 second lag.
Upcoming Public Hearings:
There are scheduled public hearings.
Please note that the opinions you express orally and any presentations you submit to the District will be webcast live on Zoom and on YouTube, and will be recorded to form a part of the public record. Correspondence you submit will form part of the public record and will be published on the agenda or read into the record. The District of Ucluelet considers your address relevant to this matter and will disclose this personal information as it informs Council’s consideration of your opinion in relation to the subject property, and is authorized under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your personal phone number and email will not be disclosed on the Agenda.
If you have questions regarding the collection of your personal information, please contact: Joseph Rotenberg, Manager of Corporate Services, 200 Main Street, Ucluelet BC, V0R 3A0, P.O. Box 999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.