Council Draft Procedure By-law

Consultation has concluded

The City is undertaking a review of its current Procedure By-law, which governs the rules of business at meetings of Council and its Standing Committees.

Have your say on the draft Procedure By-law.

Feedback can be provided until Tuesday, October 31 and will be considered during final edits to the draft Procedure By-law.

The revised By-law will be presented at a City of Oshawa Corporate Services Committee meeting on December 4, 2017.

The City is undertaking a review of its current Procedure By-law, which governs the rules of business at meetings of Council and its Standing Committees.

Have your say on the draft Procedure By-law.

Feedback can be provided until Tuesday, October 31 and will be considered during final edits to the draft Procedure By-law.

The revised By-law will be presented at a City of Oshawa Corporate Services Committee meeting on December 4, 2017.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What are the key differences between the current Procedure By-law and what is being proposed in the draft Procedure By-law?

    about 1 year ago

    The differences between the current Procedure By-law and the proposed draft Procedure By-law are outlined in the Draft and Current Procedure By-law Comparison Chart.

  • What does a procedure by-law address?

    about 1 year ago

    Every municipality in Ontario is required by law to pass a procedure by-law, which governs the rules of business at meetings of Council and its Standing Committees. 
    Among other things, the City’s current Procedure By-law addresses:
    • Rules of debate among Members of Council at meetings;
    • How the public addresses Council as a delegation and when submitting correspondence;
    • How meeting notice is given; and,
    • How matters of business are dealt at a meeting.

  • What are the objectives of the Procedure By-law review?

    about 1 year ago

    The Procedure By-law review also aims to:
    • Ensure the By-law easy to understand;
    • Codify unwritten practices for greater clarity;
    • Improve meeting efficiency & transparency;
    • Ensure procedures set out in the by-law are inclusive of persons with disabilities, where practicable; and,
    • Reflect new requirements of law.

  • What is the review process?

    about 1 year ago

    The review process involves the following steps:
    • September 26, 2017: Council Training & Education Session. Provided an overview of the draft Procedure By-law to Members of Council
    • October 31, 2017: deadline for receiving public comment on the draft Procedure.
    • To be confirmed: Corporate Services Committee & Council consideration of revised draft Procedure By-law, taking into consideration Council & public comments received.

  • How can I provide my comments on the draft Procedure By-law?

    about 1 year ago

    • Submit your comments on the draft Procedure By-law through the online questionnaire;
    • Completing a hard copy questionnaire available at Service Oshawa during regular business hours; and,
    • Addressing Corporate Services Committee as a delegation when the report outlining the revised, draft Procedure By-law comes forward (date to be determined).