In the form of advertisements, the City regularly publishes public notices and information important to residents. Copies of these advertisements are provided on the website.
Everyone has an opportunity to phone or come to City Hall with a question or concern.
City News Page
It's Your City is published in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News on the second Tuesday of each month. Copies of the pages The information is also available here http://www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=294
The City's website provides access to such documents as annual reports, Official Community Plan, community profile and welcome guide.
Coffee with Council
The Council of the City of Parksville is committed to open communications with the citizens of Parksville. You are encouraged to drop by City Hall on Thursday afternoons for coffee and an informal chat. Please check the calendar to confirm date and time.
Meeting schedules, agendas, reports and minutes are made available on the City's website. We encourage residents to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.
Council Meeting Highlights
Highlights briefly describe items of interest to the public and are a brief summary of meetings of Council.
You may appear as a delegation at a Council meeting. Please contact Amanda Weeks, Deputy Corporate Officer, to book a date for your delegation.
Events in our community are listed on the website as supplied by the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association.
We encourage you to provide your comments, feedback or suggestions on a City-related topic (Feedback Form).
The City mails to residents and businesses three times per year.
Meetings with Mayor Chris Burger
Mayor Burger is committed to an open and responsive local government and it is his aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at City Hall. Public consultation is encouraged, as well as individual meetings with the Mayor. Parksville Council participates in Coffee with Council on Thursday afternoons however, members of the public are also welcome to meet with Mayor Burger at City Hall to discuss concerns, issues or suggestions. To book an appointment, please contact the executive assistant at 250 954-3070.
The City issues news releases on a regular basis and includes the latest news or announcements about the City. Releases are archived on the City's website. Residents will also find background information about specific items or issues.
Public Hearings, Open Houses and Workshops
This is your opportunity to be part of planning for City initiatives. We encourage you to attend and provide your input. Public hearings, open houses and workshops are advertised in local newspapers and on the website.
Public Input at Council Meetings
There are opportunities for you to comment at a Council or Committee of the Whole meeting. Upon adjournment of the meeting, the Mayor may ask for questions or comments from the public related to subjects on the agenda.
Public Notices and Construction Advisories
Here you will find up to date information on construction activities around the City as well as notices about programs and initiatives affecting residents.
The City regularly conducts resident satisfaction surveys. The most recent surveys were completed in July 2010 and January 2012. Additional surveys may be found in the OCP section of the website.
If you would like to receive news releases delivered directly to your inbox, please send a note to email@example.com
Web Streaming of Council
Starting in October 2012, the City provides live web streaming of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings held in the Forum. Residents have the opportunity to view a live web broadcast of Council meetings from the comfort of your own home.
Archived videos of the meetings will be posted to the website within two days of the meeting or sooner if possible. The video is linked to the meeting agenda which provides residents with the opportunity to refer to a discussion in a previous meeting.
This is a good page to refer to on an ongoing basis. New information added to the City's website is first noted here. Information may be added to this section of the website in the form of news release or background information to a subject or issue.