Attend Council meetings
Council appreciates your interest in local government and has made it a priority to be accessible by providing opportunities for you to participate at Council meetings. Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. When schedules change, as they do periodically, notice is given in the Tri-City News and on notice boards posted at City Hall. You can view Council agendas through our Document Library. You can also view Council meetings on Shaw Cable 4 on Saturday mornings at 9am in the week of the Council meeting.
Participate on a City committee
Council annually appoints community members to participate on various City Committees. City facilities are fully accessible. Persons of all abilities are encouraged to participate on City Committees. Contact the Committee Coordinator at 604.469.4603 if you are interested in participating on a Committee in the future. Please view our committee terms of reference
and the 2012 committee meeting schedule. To apply, please fill out our application form.
Participate in public input periods
Council meetings have two Public Input Periods for persons from the audience to comment or ask questions - 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting and 15 minutes at the end will be devoted to public input on any matter within Council's jurisdiction. Each speaker will be limited to 2 minutes.
For your convenience, a projection device is available at the speaker's podium to project documents, plans and pictures onto the large screen to display to Council.
Attend advertised public meetings and workshops
Meetings, forums, open houses, workshops and other venues or events are held regularly. These meetings are open to the public and are normally advertised in the community newspaper and/or through other media such as this web site.
Register to appear as a formal delegation
You may request to be scheduled as a delegation. Delegations are requested to adhere to the delegation policy. Requests are made in writing to the City Clerk and should be accompanied by background information on the issue you wish to address or complete this application form. Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the City Clerk. If you wish to follow up your correspondence, you may phone the City Clerk at 604.469.4505.
Speak at a Public Hearing
Public Hearings are a formal process held by City Council to receive public input on Zoning or Official Community Plan amendments. In accordance with the Local Government Act any person who believes that his or her interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. For more information on the rules and procedures please see the attached notice.
For more information on how to get involved with your municipal government contact the Office of the City Clerk, tel. 604.469.4539
Last updated: 26/01/2012 1:48:39 PM