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Upcoming Meetings

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.

Halifax and West Community Council

Harbour East - Marine Drive Community Council

North West Community Council

Names of Community Councils may change by resolution of the Commmunity Council.

Which district do I live in? Who is my Councillor?

Public Participation

Archived Community Councils

Public Participation

There are three main ways for citizens to express themselves at Community Council meetings:

Public Hearings

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.

Public Hearings - Frequently Asked Questions


Citizens may state their views or comments to Community Council during the "Presentations" segment of the meeting agenda.

Those wanting to make a presentation to Community Council are asked to notify the Municipal Clerk's Office by email or in writing, in advance.

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.

Public Participation

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 .