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Public Hearings Project

Public Hearings Project

BC’s Local Government Act calls for a municipality to hold a public hearing when it’s adopting a land-use bylaw. The Public Hearings Project developed a study paper on (1) the origins of the public-hearing requirement, (2) its interpretation and development, and (3) its the goals and purposes.

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local government, land use, planning, zoning, official community plan, city, regional district, municipality, Local Government Act, public hearing, public participation, democracy, administrative decision-making, procedural fairness, natural justice
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