Public comment on electronic Council meetings

District of Sooke Council meetings have moved to an electronic meeting platform during the COVID-19 pandemic to support physical distancing measures. Meetings will not take place in Council Chambers and will not be physically open to members of the public.

The Province of BC issued Ministerial Order MO83 on March 26, 2020, allowing local governments to continue municipal business and hold meetings without in-person public attendance. Public Hearings cannot be conducted under M083 and will proceed when Council resumes regular meetings or when the Province provides an alternative process.

The District of Sooke believes that public participation is a fundamental tenet of democracy and leads to better informed decision-making. Council wishes to hear from the public on issues that are important to them and encourages residents to comment on upcoming agenda items. Questions and comments regarding upcoming agenda items can be emailed to info@sooke.ca and those received by noon on the day of each Council meeting will be read aloud in the electronic meeting and recorded for the public record.

Please note that your full name is required and will be included in the meeting.

Council agendas can be found here and recorded meetings can be viewed here. Council meetings will not be streamed live but will be made available for viewing shortly after their conclusion.


As always, members of the public can also contact Mayor and Council to share their questions and concerns regarding any municipal business, not just items on upcoming agendas, by emailing info@sooke.ca 

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