Regular council meetings are posted annually, and agendas are made available prior to each meeting. The powers of the mayor and council are exercised through the adoption of resolutions or the enacting of bylaws at council meetings.
All regular council meetings are open to the public and no person is excluded, except in the case of improper conduct. Members of the public are welcome to attend the open meetings of council.
The rules governing the conduct of the meeting are outlined in the Council Procedures Bylaw and Robert's Rules of Order.
2013 Meeting Schedule
Council will meet in the Franz Wilhelmsen Theatre at Maurice Young Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia commencing at 5:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in 2013:
|January 8||May 7||September 3|
|January 22||May 21||October 1|
|February 5||June 4||October 15|
|February 19||June 18||November 5|
|March 5||July 2||November 19|
|March 19||July 16||December 3|
|April 2||August 20||December 17|
Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings enhance council’s commitment to openness and transparency, and provide opportunities for groups or organizations to make presentations directly to council. These meetings provide opportunities for council discussion and help to inform council in their decision-making process. Council does not make decisions or enact policy at COW meetings.
Committee of the Whole meetings take place in the afternoons on regular council days and are scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Find Committee of the Whole Meeting times and Agendas.
Closed meetings are meetings held in the absence of the public. Council is only authorized to hold in-camera meetings under the circumstances set out Section 90 of the Community Charter.
Closed meetings usually occur in matters pertaining to personnel and land matters, labor or employee negotiations, law enforcement, litigation or potential litigation and information prohibited from disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Council also meets for public hearings, a process in which interested parties and any other persons who may be affected by the result have the opportunity to make submissions regarding a matter under a municipal bylaw.
Should an important issue arise that council needs to meet on; the mayor or two council Members can call a special meeting of council according to the Community Charter.
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