Welcome to Engage! St. John's

The City of St. John’s recognizes that engagement between the City and its citizens is an essential component of an effective municipal government.

The City views public engagement as a process – one that facilitates dialogue with the right people, using the right tools, at the right time on subject areas of mutual interest.

This online platform will provide a vehicle for the City to connect with you, our residents and for you to share your ideas on projects, initiatives and plans in ways that work for you.

Projects with public engagement processes attached to them will be posted here. Once you sign up, you'll be able to engage in the discussions at your convenience.

The City of St. John’s recognizes that engagement between the City and its citizens is an essential component of an effective municipal government.

The City views public engagement as a process – one that facilitates dialogue with the right people, using the right tools, at the right time on subject areas of mutual interest.

This online platform will provide a vehicle for the City to connect with you, our residents and for you to share your ideas on projects, initiatives and plans in ways that work for you.

Projects with public engagement processes attached to them will be posted here. Once you sign up, you'll be able to engage in the discussions at your convenience.

This guestbook provides an opportunity to leave feedback related to the engagement portal. It is not intended to be used to comment on specific projects or for items that would typically be directed to 311 and there is no mechanism by which we can  reply to your comments.

To review current projects, please go to the current projects tab. To go through 311, visit the city's website.

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Just wondering if any of the people running are aware that the city is allowing a private street to be used as a parking lot for the CNA . The top of fox ave. is full I had a visitor from away come to visit me and they had to park at least 10 mins. walk from my house wish the city would do something about this .

tom pedle 28 days ago

My wife and I are frequent walkers and walk through much of the city streets throughout the year. We've been doing this daily for 25 years. We've noticed because of higher traffic volumes on streets with longest distances between "stop" points i.e. between traffic lights or stop signs , both traffic volumes and speeds are up - greatly. As drivers, too, we can appreciate that those streets in particular can provide the shortest times from destination A to destination B. So we understand why they are attractive to drivers. This makes perfect sense to us. But we are citizens concerned about equally increased pedestrian traffic - both with increased traffic volume(s) and speed(s). Additionally, and we've only included those crosswalks for which we are actually waiting in the street next to the curb with hand extended, that many drivers cannot or will not stop to let us cross. Some examples of residential streets designated for 30 - 50 km: Cornwall Avenue, Waterford Bridge Road, Craigmiller Avenue, Canada Drive, Frecker Drive, Anspach Street, Forbes Street, St. Clare Avenue, and Pennywell Road. All of these but most difficult appear to be Waterford Bridge Road, Craigmiller Avenue, Canada Drive, Frecker Drive and Anspach Street. We know there are others but the problem seems to keep growing. In fairness to you and the great work you already are doing and have been doing, we've noticed in Canada that Surrey B.C. has a great program https://www.surrey.ca/city-services/780.aspx which includes in combination consideration for costs. We understand fully that this forum is for input and not to solicit feedback. We are good with that. We have our own personal plan to facilitate safe driving and walking for ourselves, but would certainly like to see a review of those - and other - streets in order to implement measures for both speed and volume reduction. Regards and thanks. :-)

peacenjoyguru about 2 months ago

Strongly recommend that there be a full presentation component to the draft development regulation open house since four years has transpired since the last public input on the municipal plan. To date there had been no public input on the development regulations or heritage bylaw. Given that this is an election year candidates and the public need to be fully aware of the contents, impact and ramifications of such going into a new Council and this should be first of mind for the public engagement office, as this is their purpose.

Horto 2 months ago

What is the status of the Minicipal Plsn review? It has been under review for six years and out of date for approximately 17 years since the last plan. Likewise the related Development Regulations are even further out of date. How can the municipality operate a modern city in ever changing economic times when the aging demographic is growing without an up to date planning document?

When will the city replace the three vacated municipal planning positions?

What is the status of the new heritage preservation bylaw regulation? When will the public have active participation in its development?

What is the status of the Cycling Network Strategic Plan? Nothing has been accomplished in four years and the city studying it some more. Why was the cycling committee disbanded? What are the results from the Public Engagement survey completed almost a year ago?

Do you think we have a good public engagement system in St. John's ?

Horto 2 months ago