Why do we need public participation?
Good decision-making is critical to the future of our community. Inviting the public to participate and provide feedback on issues and problems in Pitt Meadows allows for a variety of perspectives that can help us create creative solutions. Working together, we can build stronger relationships between the City and citizens to ensure Pitt Meadows is headed in the right direction and retains the characteristics we love about the community.
In 2017, the City worked with Modus Consulting to create a Civic Engagement Framework and Toolkit to guide public participation and decision-making in the community. The Framework is based on standard engagement principles developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Learn more about the development of the City's Engagement Framework.
How can you get involved?
The City uses different ways of gathering input from residents. Look for opportunities such as:
- Open houses
- Focus groups
- Public feedback meetings and activities
- Steering committees and advisory committees
You can also appear at a Council meeting as a delegate.
Current participation opportunities
See what current issues the City is seeking input on.
Arts & Culture in Pitt Meadows - The City is working on it's first Arts & Culture Strategic Plan, which will guide arts, culture, and heritage in Pitt Meadows over the next five years. We want to hear about what arts and cultural programs and activities you would like to see in our community! Answer the online survey before December 30 and enter to win an Apple iPad!
Civic Engagement Policy & Framework Development - The City of Pitt Meadows developed a Civic Engagement Policy and Framework with local community engagement firm MODUS. Thank you to all citizens who participated in this initiative through focus groups and our online survey.
City Website Development - The City is building a new website! Thank you to those who participated in the in-person focus group and answered the online survey letting us know what's good, what's not so good, and what you would like to see. Watch for more updates on this project which will complete in 2018!
Truck Traffic in South Bonson - The City and the Katzie First Nation hosted an information session on truck traffic. Find out more about this issue.
Safety & Security in Pitt Meadows - A public workshop took place on March 25, 2017 for community input on this issue. Look for updates on this initiative.