Become active in your Community Council.
Community councils provide an open door into any public planning debate. Community councils are officially recognized by the Municipality and nearly every neighborhood is within a community council (see a map). Recommendations received from a council are considered by the decision-making body as valuable information
Actively participate in the decision process
Your opinion, recommendations, and suggested alternatives can help in the final formulation of public planning decisions. You may prepare and submit written testimony in the form of letters, returned mail-out notices, e-mail, and faxes. Be sure to submit your written testimony in enough time to allow it to get to the decision-makers. You may also stand before the decision-making body and make a presentation at the public hearing (see information on testifying).