Text Amendment Process
Public involvement is an important part of the text amendment process. Text amendments to the Zoning Bylaw follow the following four stage process:
During the information gathering stage, City staff research text amendment options and any associated land use issues. At this stage, information may be compiled into a report and presented to the Urban Planning Committee of Council. The Urban Planning Committee may recommend that City Council consider a Zoning Bylaw text amendment.
Public Involvement: Many of the projects listed on this page will have a public engagement component that will be described in greater detail on the individual project page. We welcome public involvement, as it helps to inform recommendations and reports to City Council.
During the draft amendment stage, City staff use the information obtained during the information gathering stage to craft a draft Zoning Bylaw amendment.
Public involvement: The draft amendment will be sent or presented to interest groups such as community associations, business groups, City of Edmonton departments, external government agencies, or the general public in order to get feedback. The amendment may be redrafted several times at this stage to reflect the comments received.
During the proposed amendment stage, a draft bylaw containing the amendments is finalized and a report is prepared for a public hearing and Council vote.
Public Involvement: If you wish to offer feedback at this point in the process, you must register to speak to City Council at the public hearing where the proposed amendments will be heard or submit written comments. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for further information about registering to speak at a public hearing or submitting written comments.
At the council decision stage, the proposed text amendment must receive three readings from Council in order to be added to the Zoning Bylaw.
Public Involvement: There is no public involvement at this stage of the process.