Please note: Public Hearings are scheduled to take place in the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium until further notice, to provide enough space for proper physical distancing of attendees, Council members and City staff. Please help us protect each other by following all safety protocols that are in place, as per the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer.
Public hearings are held when changes to zoning bylaws or an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment is proposed. All Public Hearings are advertised in the local newspaper and on this website.
If you feel you will be impacted by any proposed changes to zoning bylaws or the OCP, you have the opportunity to voice your concerns at its Public Hearing.
Speaking at Public Hearings
You can present your concerns in person by attending the related Public Hearing where you will be given every reasonable opportunity to speak. If you are unable to attend, you can provide a written submission that will be distributed to Council and made available to the public. Written submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.