Effective Monday, December 3, 2012, Halifax Regional Municipality has three Community Councils, each consisting of five to six districts. Community Councils consider local matters, make recommendations to Regional Council, and provide opportunities for public input.
Please see the individual Community Council pages to find agendas, reports, & minutes. You can also search for records of Community Council meetings using the lower search box on the right side of this page.
Names of Community Councils may change by resolution of the Commmunity Council.
There are three main ways for citizens to express themselves at Community Council meetings:
Public hearings on various issues (rezoning, new developments, etc) are advertised in the local media in advance of the hearing date.
Citizens who wish to address Community Council on the issue may do so at the Public Hearing. Each speaker may only speak once and for a maximum of five minutes. The time period is to accommodate as many citizens as possible to address the Councillors during the Public Hearing.
Citizens may state their views or comments to Community Council during the "Presentations" segment of the meeting agenda.
Criteria for presentations is outlined inAdministrative Order One, Section 45
If appropriate, a date for the presentation will be set and the presenter(s) will be notified. Each presenter will be allotted a maximum of five minutes to make their presentation to Community Council.
Time is usually allotted at the end of each meeting of Community Council to allow citizens to pose questions or provide comments to Councillors, through the Chair.
Each citizen may speak for up to five (5) minutes.
Questions should be kept brief and whenever possible, directed to a specific Councillor(s).
Topics which are scheduled for an upcoming Public Hearing may not be addressed during the Public Participation .