District Of Squamish resumes public attendance at Council Meetings as BC Restart Plan progresses

The District of Squamish is pleased to announce that public attendance at Council meetings will begin Tuesday, July 13. Please note that due to audiovisual constraints at this time, public participation, for example, delegations or unscheduled speakers, will continue to be electronic via WebEx or phone until Step 4. There are no public hearings or development permits with variances scheduled for the remainder of July. 

Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.

All meetings will be held in accordance with the District's Communicable Disease Prevention Plan and the provisions of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Gatherings and Events order. Prior to the pandemic, the District live-streamed its meetings and this will continue. New provincial legislation has been enacted that will enable the District to continue to offer electronic participation by the public and Council members after the pandemic, which many local governments have seen as a benefit. Council will be updating its Procedure Bylaw accordingly. Electronic meetings including public participation will continue to be held online and can be viewed in real-time at squamish.ca/live-meetings.

The District of Squamish is working diligently to update COVID-19 safety plans in line with Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and the subsequent guidance from WorkSafeBC and the BC Municipal Safety Association. Full public attendance at District facilities is expected to resume beginning September 7 should Step 4 of the Plan be achieved.

For facilities updates, including updates pertaining to Municipal Hall, Brennan Park Recreation Centre and the Squamish Public Library, visit squamish.ca/facilities-and-services-updates.

July 9, 2021

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