Special Planning Committee Workshop - "Best Practices in Bylaw Enforcement"

Bylaw Enforcement - Best Practices for Responding to Bylaw Complaints PowerPoint Presentation 

On October 24, 2019, BC Ombudsperson Jay Chalke will be presenting a Special Planning Committee Workshop entitled “Best Practices in Bylaw Enforcement”. In this session, Mr. Chalke, who will be joined by Rachel Warren (Manager of Prevention Initiatives, Office of the Ombudsperson), will cover some of the key principles for local governments to ensure their bylaw enforcement practices are transparent, reasonable and fair.

The session will include:

  • The role of the BC Ombudsperson
  • Administrative fairness in the local government context
  • The role of Council
  • Dealing with bylaw complaints
  • Conducting bylaw investigations and taking enforcement measures
  • Appeals of enforcement decisions      

The 90 minute presentation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a 30 minute question period. The Ombudsperson’s Bylaw Enforcement Best Practices Guide for Local Governments is available on their website at https://bcombudsperson.ca/sites/default/files/Special%20Report%20No%20-%2036%20Bylaw%20Enforcement%20-%20Best%20Practices%20Guide%20for%20Local%20Governments.pdf  A copy of the 90 minute PowerPoint presentation will be uploaded to the District's website following the Workshop.

Complaints will not be processed by Ombudsperson staff during the Committee Meeting. If you have a complaint or concern about a public body and wish to submit a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsperson, you can do so confidentially by phoning 1-800-567-FAIR (3247) or online at https://www.bcombudsperson.ca/complaints/make-online-complaint.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:45am