Legislative Services

COVID-19 Service Level Advisory

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak please be advised that the following changes have been implemented.

Committee & Board Meetings:

The provincial government has passed Ministerial Order No. M192 to allow Local Governments to hold virtual meetings. The CVRD will continue to hold Board and Committee meetings unless otherwise posted. See our events calendar here. To watch past or live meetings visit the CVRD on Youtube. As residents are unable to attend meetings in person at this time, individuals (maximum of 5) may pre-register to join the meeting to participate in Public Input Period or Question as outlined below.

Public Input Period takes place near the beginning of each meeting. Requests to join the virtual meeting to provide input and comments about agenda items can be emailed to legislativeservices@cvrd.bc.ca up to noon the day prior to the meeting. The first five requestors will be sent a link to the virtual meeting. 

Question Period takes place near the end of each Standing Committee or Board Meeting. A 10-minute recess will take place to give the public an opportunity to submit their request to join the meeting by emailing legislativeservices@cvrd.bc.ca. Please include your phone number so that you can be contacted in the event that technical issues arise.

For more information on the CVRD’s response to COVID-19 visit our Alert Centre.

Overview

Legislative Services provides administrative support to the Board of Directors and selected committees, including the provision of procedural advice and preparation of agendas and minutes. The Division looks after the maintenance and access to corporate records including minutes, reports and bylaws and coordinates the records management function for the organization. 

Legislative Services also manages the information and privacy requirements under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; manages public approval processes through the Alternative Approval Process and/or referenda; conducts elections; and ensures that statutory obligations are met.