Public Input Period

Have a comment you want to share with Mayor and Council? The Public Input Period is your opportunity to share your thoughts with Council and have your comments placed on record. Please note that during the Public Input Period Mayor and Council are there to listen only and will not respond to questions.

Signing up to speak

Regular Council Meetings and the Public Input Period are being held electronically via WebEx because City Hall is currently closed to the public. You must pre-register to speak by completing the online Public Input Period form. You may also pre-register by phoning 604-990-4230 and providing your contact information. Once registered, you will receive login/call-in instructions via email/phone on Monday afternoon before the Council meeting.

Note, all pre-registration must be submitted on the day of the meeting by 12:00 Noon.

Registered speakers must:

  • Login or phone into the Council meeting between 5:00 and 5:15 pm the day of the meeting  
  • State their name and address for the record during the meeting  
  • Provide any accompanying written or presentation materials to the City Clerk via email at no later than 12:00 Noon the day of the meeting.

Speaker requirements

The General Rules of Conduct are outlined in section 5.1 of Council Procedure Bylaw, 2015, No. 8500.

Each speaker has 2 minutes to address Council during the Public Input Period. There is a 5 speaker maximum, per meeting.

Please do not comment on:

  • concluded Public Hearings or Public Meetings
  • Public Hearings, Public Meetings and Committee Meetings scheduled on the same evening’s agenda (an opportunity for public input will be provided when the item comes forward for discussion)

When speaking, please address the Mayor as “Your Worship” or “Mayor” followed by her/his surname.  Please address Councillors as “Councillor” followed by their surname.

Speakers’ comments will be live-streamed on the City’s website, recorded and added to the public record.

Register to Speak at a Public Input Period

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