Council Procedure Bylaw

Each municipality is required to adopt a Council Procedure Bylaw to establish procedures for the conduct of their meetings and for the general conduct of their business. These procedures are contained in a procedure bylaw.

A copy of the current bylaw can be found here:  Maple Ridge Council Procedure Bylaw No. 6472-2007.  This bylaw has been amended over time to reflect changes in legislation and best practices.  

The proposed new Maple Ridge Council Procedure Bylaw No. 7700-2021 is intended to replace the current bylaw in its entirety.  This bylaw was drafted using the template from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the recently released Procedure Bylaw Guide: For B.C.’s Local Governments.

On January 26, 2021, staff presented a report on the draft Council Procedure Bylaw No. 7700-2021 at Council Workshop. A copy of the staff report can be found as part of the January 26, 2021 agenda package.

On March 9, 2021, after the bylaw received a legal review, staff presented a report to Council Workshop which incorporated comments from the city solicitor and Council.

The bylaw was then considered at the March 23, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting where Council forwarded it to the March 30, 2021 Council meeting for first, second and third reading.

In accordance with Section 124 (3) of the Community Charter the Council of the City of Maple Ridge has given notice of its intention to adopt a new Maple Ridge Council Procedure Bylaw in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Newspaper on April 16, 2021 and April 23, 2021.

The public is invited to make their comments known to Council by making a written submission to the attention of the Corporate Officer, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9 or by sending an email to clerks@mapleridge.ca  by 12:00 p.m., May 11, 2021.

All written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection.

The Maple Ridge Council Procedure Bylaw No. 7700-2021 is scheduled for adoption at the May 11, 2021 Regular Council meeting.