Connect With Council
There are a number of ways to share your opinions and ideas:
Write to Council
We welcome you to email Council. You can also mail or drop off a submission to 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton BC, V8M 2A9. Correspondence “to Mayor and Council” may be placed on a Council meeting agenda if received before noon on Wednesday prior to the Monday meeting, or before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting if related to an existing agenda item. All other submissions received after the noon deadline will be considered for the next Council agenda. Your correspondence will be placed on the agenda for information if it is in the public interest, or requests action/requires a decision of Council. We do not place correspondence on the agenda related to operational matters (staff responds to these), but if addressed to Council, all Council members will be made available a copy.
Speak with the Mayor or a Councillor
Contact the Mayor and Council members directly.
Attend a Council Meeting
This is the more formal business meeting of Council. There are two opportunities to participate:
- Make a Presentation. Present on any matter within the jurisdiction of Council. Please submit an Application to Appear as a Delegation (see Documents above) to the Corporate Officer by noon at least ten days before the preferred meeting date. For additional information, refer to the Guidelines for Delegations (see Documents). (Two presentations per meeting – ten minutes each.)
- Ask a Question during the Public Question Period. Ask Council a question on any topic of broad interest to Central Saanich. (Two minutes per speaker.)
Attend a Public Hearing
You have an opportunity to speak and present a written submission if you believe that your interest in property is affected by a proposed Zoning or Official Community Plan amendment. Speaking time is at the discretion of Council.
Attend an Open House
Speak or provide feedback on the project or proposal. From time to time open houses are scheduled to receive feedback on specific projects. These are a more informal way of learning about a project and filling out a feedback form or providing your thoughts to the staff or consultants at the event. All the input received at the open house is recorded and subsequently provided to Council for their review.
Please note that your name and address on written submissions and from your verbal comments will be recorded in the permanent public Council minutes. The proceedings may also be video recorded.