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Online question period
Online question period during Town Council meetingsWith the intention of continually facilitating and fostering citizen participation, starting Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the municipal council will respond to questions asked using an online form, live during the meeting.This particular project, created and launched as a pilot project, may be revised as needed in order to improve the process.
Allow residents who cannot attend council meetings the opportunity to:
- ask a question online
- receive a live response during the meeting
Online questions can only be sent:
- the evening of the meeting
- between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
- by filling out the form available here (on the night of the session)
At 8:00 p.m., the digital communications coordinator:
- prints all of the questions and attachments provided using the online form
- arranges them in chronological order and numbers them (1, 2, 3, etc.)
- highlights any questions that contain inappropriate comments
At 8:05, the Town Manager:
- gathers the documents and provides them to the Mayor
A) Can be:
- Addressed to
- all council members present
- a specific elected official
- the Mayor
- a committee which one or several council members are members of
B) Accompanied by a digital document
- Written in French or English
C) Must be:
- Written in appropriate language (free of defamatory words or expressions, etc.)
The digital communications coordinator does not sort the questions received and only highlights inappropriate language before the questions are provided to the individual presiding over the meeting.
Remember that questions of an "operational" nature can be asked at any time via online requests at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne and answered by a member of the municipal team.
Online question period – duration and number of questions
- The period set aside for responding to online question begins at the end of the “first” question period reserved for those physically present at the meeting and at the end of the break taken by the elected officials
- The council sets aside 15 minutes for this period
- The individual presiding over the meeting reserves the right to choose whether or not to respond to questions posed online, specifically if doing so might interfere with the running of the meeting
- At the end of the “first” question period, the individual presiding over the meeting announces the period for responding to online questions
- Responses are provided in chronological order (time of email reception)
- The individual presiding:
- verifies who the question is intended for and directs the question to the latter
- The individual presiding or the elected official called upon:
- reads out the full name of the person who asked the question
- reads the question in the language in which it was submitted; if the question was asked in English, it must be translated into French for the benefit of those present
- responds in the language of the person who asked the question and repeats the response in French for the benefit of those present
- can limit the question period to one final question
At the end of the meeting, questions that remain unanswered will, depending on the topic, be processed:
- by management
- un the political follow-up table
Online question period starting March 12, 2019
New: Saint-Lazare council meetings now more accessible!
SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, March 4, 2019 – With the intention of continually facilitating and fostering citizen participation, starting Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the municipal council will respond to questions asked using an online form, live during the meeting.
This particular project, created and launched as a pilot project, may be revised as needed in order to improve the process.
Addition of a 2nd question period
The evening of a council meeting, residents may now transmit questions using an online form available only from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/seances.
As is the case with the on-site question period, questions asked online must be of public interest and be intended for the council overall, the Mayor, a specific councillor or a committee which one or more council members are part of. Note that questions of an “operational” nature can be asked anytime using online requests available at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/enligne and will be responded to by a member of the municipal team.
Questions asked online will be addressed in the order in which they are received—on a first-come, first-served basis. The council agrees to reserve a total of 15 minutes for online questions. This online question period begins after the 1st question period reserved for individuals who are physically present at the meeting. In short:
- The 1st question period is reserved for individuals who are physically present at the meeting and begins at 7:30 p.m. When this period ends, the council members adjourn that portion of the meeting for a break.
- The 2nd question period, which begins immediately following the break, is reserved for questions asked online using a form. The council allocates a maximum of 15 minutes to respond to online questions. Questions that remain unanswered after the meeting will be forwarded to management and individually addressed.
In addition to general rules of conduct, other rules apply in the case of online questions, specifically with regards to the length of questions and contact information to be provided.