The City of Campbell River (the City) is exploring options to modernize and improve how it shares various public notices that are required by provincial legislation.
Council gave first and second readings to Public Notice Bylaw No. 3938, 2023, at the Council meeting on November 23, 2023. The bylaw will modernize how the City gives notice to the public, while also enhancing the City’s objective of open, transparent, and accessible public communications. The proposed changes are also intended to create efficiencies and cost-savings within the organization.
The City currently advertises public notices twice in a local newspaper, as was required per the Community Charter. If the proposed Public Notice Bylaw is adopted, this process would be revised. First public notices would be posted on the City’s social media channels and website. Second notices would be advertised in the local newspaper. This revised process would allow the City to deliver reliable, suitable, and accessible notification to the diverse residents of Campbell River, by using a wider range of platforms.
The proposed changes are informed in part by feedback that was received through the City’s 2023 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, and are in keeping with amendments that were made to the Community Charter and Local Government Act in 2022 to provide municipal governments with flexibility when publishing public notices.
Public Notice Bylaw No. 3938, 2023, will be considered for third reading at the Council meeting on December 14, 2023.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/487hjFL to read the report that Council considered at the meeting on November 23, 2023; email email@example.com; visit the City’s website at campbellriver.ca; or follow the City on social media: