Once an appeal hearing has been scheduled, it is your responsibility to present evidence to the Board or respond to issues raised by Appellants or affected parties.
Here are some suggestions for preparing a strong and convincing case to present to the Board:
- Understand the legislation governing the Board.
- Prepare a written presentation which is clear, concise and logical to support your position.
- Consider providing photographs, illustrations or drawings.
- Ask neighbours and the community league to provide their support or opposition—either in writing or by attending your hearing and speaking to the Board.
- Attend an SDAB hearing before the date of your own hearing to become familiar with the process.
You may represent yourself at the hearing or you can seek professional advice or ask someone to present your case for you.
All information provided to the Board will be made available to the public.
The Board considers each application on its own merits and makes its decision based on the evidence presented.
Do not speak to members of the Board before your hearing as this will disqualify the member from participating in the hearing.