Virtual public meetings continue virtually at the City of Vaughan
COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 6, 2021
April 7, 2021
The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on what have been booming real estate and building industries. As a means to keep the public in the loop about the shutdowns, we'll be sharing information and status updates from around the industry on a regular basis.
In today's report: Virtual public meetings continue in Vaughan
The City of Vaughan recognizes the importance of protecting citizens from the global COVID-19 pandemic while also continuing to move the city forward. Supporting this direction, electronic-participation for Committee of the Whole, Council and task force meetings will continue this month.
Public consultation remains a vital part of the planning and city-building process. While Vaughan City Hall remains closed to the public, there are many ways citizens can participate in meetings and have their say, including:
speaking live via teleconference to Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council during the meeting. To pre-register to speak at an electronic-participation meeting, send a completed Request to Speak form (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281. Participants will be provided instructions on how to connect to the meeting. A test meeting will also be held before every electronic-participation meeting to allow participants to test their connection and software. Members of the public can connect through their own computer, smartphone or tablet.
speaking live from a telephone (regular landline or cellphone) during the meeting. To pre-register to speak via telephone, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at email@example.com or call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281.
submitting a written communication for review by Members of Council as part of an agenda item. All written communications can be emailed to the Office of the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following meetings are scheduled to take place virtually in April:
Committee of the Whole (1) -- Wednesday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (Public Meeting) -- Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (2) -- Tuesday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Effective Governance and Oversight Task Force Meeting -- Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m.
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Meeting -- Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (Working Session) -- Tuesday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Council Meeting -- Tuesday, April 20 at 1 p.m.
Smart City Task Force Meeting -- Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
Heritage Vaughan Committee Meeting -- Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Older Adult Task Force Meeting -- Monday, April 26 at 3 p.m.
Audit Committee Meeting -- Tuesday, April 27 at 10 a.m.
Accessibility Advisory Committee -- Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Visit vaughan.ca/CouncilMeetings for a full schedule of meetings and agendas. A livestream of council and committee meetings will be available at vaughan.ca/LiveCouncil.
All speaker requests and written submissions must be received by noon on the last business day before each meeting. In addition, they must relate to a matter on the agenda, clearly state the request or message trying to be conveyed and include the participant’s name and contact information. The name and address for any citizens submitting a communication -- written, electronic or by telephone -- will appear in the public record and be posted online following the meeting. For additional details about submitting a communication or speaking live, visit vaughan.ca/HaveYourSay.