A summary report of the representations made at the public hearing must be prepared for each bylaw and maintained as a public record. This report must be certified as fair and accurate by the person preparing it and, if applicable, by the person to whom the hearing was delegated. All written submissions received after the SCRD Board’s passing of a resolution to hold a public hearing and before the close of the public hearing will be attached as an appendix to the report.
After the close of the public hearing (either the same day or at a later meeting), the council or board may do one of the following without holding another hearing (Local Government Act Section 470):
- Adopt or defeat the bylaw;
- Alter and then adopt the bylaw (as long as the changes do not alter use, or increase density or decrease density without the consent of the landowner).
After the hearing, council or board members may not hear from or receive correspondence from interested parties relating to the bylaw except from the council or board members’ staff, lawyers and consultants.