This is "The Biggie" – the Public Meeting to discuss the anti-homeless motion and bills brought forward this spring. Please consider registering to speak, or send in written correspondence. We've provided links to some more information below, to assist you.
EBO Resources for those wishing to speak or write in:
Wording of the (approved) Motion being discussed: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/wording-of-tonight-s-motion-without-notice-regarding-homelessness
EBO's Open Letter to Council, May 26: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/ebo-response-to-direct-motion-without-notice-addressing-homelessness
Bills 67 & 68 (referred back to staff) and clarification on existing Bylaws: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/controversial-bills-67-68-referred-to-staff-clarification-on-existing-bylaws
Fact-Checking City Communications re: Motion and Bills: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/fact-checking-city-council-communications-re-homelessness-motion-bills
Other Posts and Articles re: Homelessness and the City's Response: https://www.engagebarrie.org/blog/categories/housing
Watch Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsbFFZljkk
Meeting Location: Council Chambers, or electronically
🗣️🏙️ Public Meeting
The Public Meeting is being held between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in person at City Hall, Council Chambers, as well as virtually.
If you wish to provide oral comments in person or electronically, please register in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 705-739-4220 x5500 during regular office hours prior to Tuesday, September 19 at 12pm.
If you are participating virtually, information will be provided by email on how to make your submission by electronic participation.
Any written submissions received in advance or at the meeting will be circulated to members of Council and appropriate City staff.
All information provided is being collected and will be used for the purpose of gathering your input to respond to inquiries, to be notified of future meetings and will be considered as public information. Should you have questions regarding this collection, please contact the Legislative Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 705-739-4220 Ext. 5500.
PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to give your full address out loud on camera (it will be available on YouTube in perpetuity if you do! – the City fails to warn you about this), but you will have to provide it to the Clerk for verification purposes.
If you decide to speak after the eeting has started, you need to email email@example.com or call 705-797-5353.
🥪⛺️ Public Meeting: Motion 23-A-052, Concerning Options to Address Chronic Homelessness in the City of Barrie
🎤🙋 Open Delegations
⛺️🏚️ Addressing Chronic Homelessness in the City of Barrie
Presentation: (not yet provided) by M. Prowse, Chief Administrative Officer
Failure to provide a copy of the presentation in advance is out of the ordinary, and fails to make the presentation accessible to all residents of the City. Considering the importance of this issue to many in our community, the controversy surrounding this Motion and the two Bills, and that much of the communication from Council and the City about this issue has required extensive fact-checking, this failure to give advance notice of the presentation's content is also highly questionable.
📝📑 Advisory Committee Reports
💡🗣️ Items of Discussion