Stakeholder Consultations on the Municipal Legislative Review

An Invitation from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Please see the following dates and locations for public consultations in the coming weeks.
I would like to extend an invitation to participate in the second phase of public consultations on the review of the Provincial Government’s review of municipal legislation. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is holding a number of engagement sessions throughout the province in the coming weeks.

In-person events will be held in the following locations on the date indicated:

 

May 29 7:00 PM Labrador City College of the North Atlantic
May 31 7:00 PM L’Anse au Loup Town Hall
June 4 7:00 PM Grand Falls-Windsor St. Joseph’s Hall
June 5 7:00 PM Baie Verte College of the North Atlantic
June 6 7:00 PM Stephenville College of the North Atlantic
June 7 7:00 PM Port-aux-Basques College of the North Atlantic
June 14 7:00 PM Carbonear Royal Canadian Legion
June 19 7:00 PM Marystown Marystown Hotel
June 20 7:00 PM Torbay Jack Byrne Arena

 

To register for a session, please visit www.EngageNL.ca or call 709-729-5539.  If you are unable to attend an in-person event, there will be an opportunity to contribute to the discussion online through EngageNL.ca.

We are especially interested in hearing from the organizations and professionals who use the Municipalities Act, 1999, the City of St. John’s Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act and the City of Corner Brook Act in a significant way.

These sessions will to allow us to dig deeper into the issues raised during the first phase of consultation.  Written submissions received as part of the first phase can be viewed at https://www.engagenl.ca/content/submissions-municipal-legislation-review.

The in-person events will follow a small table discussion format where participants will be asked to provide feedback on a number of specific topics, such as:

  • municipal purposes and structure,
  • accountability and transparency,
  • professional conduct,
  • revenue, and
  • enforcement.

The information gathered through this process will help us determine how best to develop legislation that is modern and responsive to stakeholder needs.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this request for engagement.  If you feel there are councillors, administrators, or others in your community who may have an interest in contributing, please feel free to share the information contained in this letter.

If you have any questions about the events, the consultation process, or the review of municipal legislation please email MuniLegislativeReview@gov.nl.ca or call (709) 729-5539. Disability-related accommodations are available upon request.

We look forward to hearing from you and your colleagues on this issue.

Sincerely,

COLLEEN SOULLIERE
Director of Legislative Renewal
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment