Participate in a Council Meeting

Regular Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 3rd Avenue, and are conducted by in-person and electronic means in accordance with Council Procedures Bylaw No. 1956 and Ministerial Order M192

Meetings are open to public attendance through Zoom webinar (information available on the Events Calendar page) and are streamed via Facebook Live. Videos of past meetings are available for your convenience.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to support in-person public attendance at this time. The City is pleased to offer public input at Regular Meetings of Council through electronic and telephone options:

To attend and participate electronically:

  • Click on the link provided on thedetailed information for the meeting you are interested in and you will automatically join when the meeting is started. You will be muted and will not be visible to other participants (video off) except as part of the attendee list, which is visible to the host (City staff).
  • If you would like to contribute during a public input period, please “raise your hand” by clicking the “raise hand” button. The host will indicate to the Mayor your wish to provide input and will send you a prompt to unmute your mic when appropriate. Note that while unmuted, your name and profile picture are displayed to the host and panelists (Council). Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  • Once you have completed your comments, the host will lower your hand and mute your microphone.

To attend and participate by telephone:

  • Please call 1.778.907.2071. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID for the specific meeting you are interested in, followed by #.
  • Press # again to wait until the host joins the meeting.
  • You will be automatically assigned an attendee number based on your place in the telephone queue.
  • If you would like to contribute during a public input period, the following commands can be entered using your phone’s dial pad:
    • *6 to mute / unmute
    • *9 to raise hand
      • The host will indicate to the Mayor your wish to provide input and will send you a prompt to unmute your mic when appropriate. Once you have completed your comments, the Host will lower your hand and you must mute your handset.

 

Additional Information

The following guidelines apply during the Public Participation Period:

  • Public participation period is limited to 15 minutes
  • A speaker may only address Council once for a maximum of 15 minutes, unless authorized otherwise by unanimous vote of Council members present
  • Speakers must restrict their remarks to items that are listed on the meeting agenda
  • Speakers must not address Council regarding a matter for which a public hearing must be held or has been held prior to Council's consideration of the matter or adoption of the bylaw
  • Speakers must not address Council regarding a permit for which public notice must be given or has been given prior to Council's consideration of issuance of the permit
  • Speakers shall address all comments through the Mayor or presiding member

Additional guidelines for public participation are listed in Council Procedure Bylaw No. 1956.

To appear before Council as a delegation, please review the information here.