TOFINO COUNCIL MEETINGS
Click for the 2017 Council Meeting Schedule
AUDIO & VIDEO: The District of Tofino is pleased to be offering video recordings of Council meetings. We are aware of the difficulty hearing the audio, and are working to find microphone solutions. Please be patient as we work out the kinks of our new system. In the mean time, we strongly encourage the use of external speakers or headphones when viewing the recordings.
Committee of the Whole
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.
Video Recordings of Council Meetings
The District of Tofino is committed to conducting meetings in an open and transparent manner. Starting in January, 2017, the District invites the community to view recorded videos of regular, open Council meetings.
Recordings will be posted with the minutes within seven (7) days of a meeting.
We appreciate your patience while we fine-tune our recording process and make it as easy as possible to view these meetings online.
Click to view the "District of Tofino Video Recording Policy".
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.
See the list above for Agendas and Minutes.
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.