Today, City Council passed an updated Procedure Bylaw that will improve the efficiency of City Council meetings, increase transparency of meeting processes, and emphasize the importance of the health and wellness of all meeting participants.
“The Procedure Bylaw establishes how Council meetings will be conducted,” said Interim City Manager Tara Lodewyk. “Bringing together information from the Municipal Government Act, Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, and Council’s customs will improve transparency and make it easier for members of Council, administration, and the public to participate in meetings.”
Some key changes in the new Procedure Bylaw include:
- Establish a new, clear, and fair process for setting of Council agendas with the introduction of an Agenda Review Committee.
- More transparent practices for Public Hearings so the public can better understand what to expect.
- Improve and clarify processes related to parliamentary procedures.
The updated bylaw will be effective on May 9, 2022, to provide time for administration to contact the necessary participants prior to any upcoming public hearings and to implement internal processes.
For more information, please contact:
The City of Red Deer