Saskatchewan, Canada, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Petition requesting public meeting

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Saskatchewan, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petition requesting public meeting
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
unknown
Legally Defined:

129 (2) The mayor or reeve shall call a public meeting to be held within 30 days after the receipt by the council of a petition requesting that a public meeting for the discussion of a municipal matter be held, if the petition is signed by:
(a) in the case of a resort village, 8% of the voters; or
(b) in the case of a municipality other than a resort village, the greater of 20 voters or the number of voters equal to 5% of the population of the municipality.
(3) The administrator shall determine the sufficiency of the petition and that determination is final.
(4) The council shall ensure that public notice of the meeting is given.
(5) If a public meeting is held pursuant to subsection (2), the council may refuse to receive any further petition on the same or a similar subject filed within one year after the date of the public meeting.

References: Chapter M-36.1*, The Municipalities Act , 2006 (2015)

Subject Matter:

To call a public meeting

Actors

Author:
voters
Initiator:
voters
Decision maker:
Voters at public meeting

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
resort village, 8% of the voters; 20+ voters equal to 5% of the population of the municipality
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
Approval Quorum:
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

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Practice

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