Please note: On December 7, 2020, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) extended a health order which prohibits members of the public from attending City Council meetings and public hearings, in-person. The City of Vernon video records Council meetings and public hearings and posts them on this website, providing an opportunity for the public to view the meetings in their entirety, and stay informed about municipal business. In response to the health order, the City has temporarily extended the public hearing process to provide an opportunity for individuals to view the meeting online, view the written submissions regarding the applications, and provide additional written comment during a recess period.
Public hearings are held when changes to zoning bylaws or an Official Community Plan amendment is proposed. All public hearings are advertised in the local newspaper and on this website.
If you feel that you will be impacted by any proposed changes to zoning bylaws or the Official Community Plan, you have the opportunity to voice your concerns through the public hearing process.
If you have questions or need clarification BEFORE sending in your comments, please contact the File Manager named to the project.