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Schedule of events

Join the Committee of the Whole meetings to watch presentations from each department and participate at the question and answer session following the meeting. Check out the agendas for more information and the calendar for links to join.

Public participation sessions are scheduled for noon on the Monday following each committee of the whole meeting so Council can hear from you. Two evening public participations sessions are also planned:

  • Wed March 10, 3pm: Committee of the Whole - Tourism, Library, RCMP, One-time and New Operating requests, Capital budget requests
  • Mon March 15, 12pm: Public participation on topics from March 10 Committee meeting
  • Wed March 24, 3pm: Committee of the Whole - Capital Budget requests
  • Mon March 29, 7:30 - 8:30pm: Public participation - Capital budget requests
  • Wed March 31, 3pm: Special Committee of the Whole - Capital budget requests and deliberation
  • Tues April 6, 12pm: Public participation session on topics from March 31 Committee meeting
  • Wed April 14, 3pm: Special Committee of the Whole - Capital budget requests and deliberation

Council will continue budget deliberations into April, with the final 2021 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan to be adopted before May 15, per the Community Charter. Special Committee of the Whole Meetings may be scheduled if additional time is needed.

Other ways to Have Your Say:

  • Click on the department links above to take the budget surveys.
  • Email us at finance@sechelt.ca
  • Call and ask to speak to a member of the budget team 604-885-1986

Planning and Development 


 Building Inspection

What we do: Building permits are essential in protecting the property owner as well as the community by ensuring that new developments are in conformity with applicable regulations, local bylaws and the BC Building Code.
The Building Inspection department is primarily responsible for ensuring that the current building code is complied with along with other building regulations including the District’s Building Bylaw (#409, 2003). Activities include the review of construction building permit drawing submissions, on-site inspection of both new construction and renovations, and review of business licenses for compliance with building bylaw requirements for safety.


Development Services

What we do: Development Services is responsible for current planning and community planning. Planning involves the development of community plans and policies, zoning bylaws and their interpretation, as well as development reviews, subdivision, variance applications and amendments.


Bylaw Enforcement

The District of Sechelt maintains bylaws on such issues as noise, unsightly premises, pesticides and dog licensing and control.  The bylaw enforcement officers work to achieve compliance to the bylaws of Sechelt by its citizens and visitors.
Bylaw Enforcement Officers respond to complaints and these can result in ticketing and other actions when a problem continues.  Any concerns or complaints must be submitted in writing in order for Sechelt's Bylaw Enforcement Officers to investigate. 


Economic Development

What we do: Economic Development administers the Business Area Improvement program, which aims to expand and improve the economic environment for businesses in Sechelt.


Have your Say on Planning and Development! 

Take the survey, send an email to finance@sechelt.ca or call 604-885-1986. Operational budget requests for Planning and Development are discussed at the February 24, 2021, Committee of the Whole Meeting. Check out the agenda for more information, and join via Zoom, or watch on YouTube.


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