Legal and Legislative Services guides the municipal organization in meeting its legislated requirements as well as developing and maintaining the City’s governance framework. It does this by facilitating the Council meeting process, providing oversight and support to the City’s boards, committees, and tribunals, and helping to develop, review, and update policies and bylaws. The department also provides administrative support and procedural advice to Mayor and Council.
The department oversees the City’s records management processes and responds to requests made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Further, the department leads several key municipal functions, such as the facilitation of municipal elections and by-elections, council orientation, intergovernmental relations and the municipal census.