Open Question Period

Open Question Period

The following is a list of the guidelines for the Open Question Period held at the conclusion of regular Council meetings:

  1. The Open Question Period will commence at the start of the Regular Meeting.
  2. A maximum time of 15 minutes for questions from public will be permitted; subject to curtailment at the discretion of the Chair if other business necessitates.
  3. Questions may be asked of any Council member, but directed through the Chair.
  4. Questions must be truly questions and not statements or opinions by the questioner.
  5. Not more than 4 separate questions per questioner will be allowed.
  6. Questions should be related to the Regular meeting Agenda’s topics.
  7. The Chair will recognize the questioner and will direct questions to the Councillor or staff member whom he/she feels is best able to reply.
  8. More than one Councillor or Staff member may reply if he/she feels he/she has something to contribute.