What We Heard Report: Innovators Forum
In March 2023, the Renovate the Public Hearing Initiative hosted an Innovators Forum to bring together people and organizations from across the province most impacted by the public hearing process to discuss what works, what doesn't, and more importantly, what can be done to reform or repeal elements of the public hearing process. Read the report here:
In April 2022, we held a province-wide workshop. Check out the related resources:
STUDY PAPER ON PUBLIC HEARINGS: An Examination of Public Participation in the Adoption of Local Bylaws on Land Use and Planning, British Columbia Law Institute
This study paper, developed by our partners at British Columbia Law Institute, addresses the origins of this requirement in the Local Government Act and the use of public hearings in land use regulation, how this legislation has been interpreted and developed in the case law, and the goals and purposes of this legislation. This study paper was published on April 6, 2022.