Council Meeting Agendas, Reports, Minutes and Video

The City of New Westminster has a streaming video service that delivers live streams and archived recordings of Council Meetings. Open Council Workshops, Regular Meetings, Public Hearings and some Special Meetings are available to view, as well as archived Committee of the Whole Meetings. Live streaming is available while the meeting is in progress (see the 2021 Schedule of Regular Council Meetings).

Click here to view a Live Meeting or to view a past meeting

COUNCIL MEETINGS after the provincial state of emergency 

July 27, 2021

On July 1, 2021, the Provincial government lifted the State of Emergency that had been in place throughout the pandemic.

Under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, Council meetings and Public Hearings will be conducted under Ministerial Order No. M192/2020 until September 29, 2021.

Starting at the Council meeting on June 28, 2021, observers and speakers are permitted in at City Hall for Council meetings under the COVID-19 Public Attendance at Council Meetings Policy, approved on September 28, 2020.

To register to speak at Open Delegations or as an observer (through computer, smart device or phone), fill out an online form, starting six (6) days before the meeting. Requests to speak or observe the meeting at City Hall must be received by noon on the day of the meeting.

Observe a Council Meeting

Fill out the form at: https://attendees.newwestcity.ca/

(available for all Regular Council meetings)

Speak to Council

Fill out the form at: https://speakers.newwestcity.ca

(available the first Regular Council meeting of the month, so long as there is not a public hearing)

 

If you are unable to fill out the forms linked above, please call or email the Legislative Services Department to register.

Email: 
Phone: 604-527-4523

For more information, please see the How to Address Council page and our FAQ on speaking to Council at Regular Council meetings.

PLEASE NOTEOpen Delegations regarding land use bylaws (e.g. OCP amendment, rezoning, etc) are not permitted after the bylaw has received second reading, unless it has been either adopted or defeated.

Click here for a list of bylaws currently in this category.

Click here for updates on the City's response to COVID-19.

 

Guidelines for Comments to Council

Written and verbal comments to Council:

Should…

Should not…

Explain your support or opposition and how the proposed use will affect you

be about people or groups of people

…use respectful, inclusive language

….use abusive, offensive, vulgar, or discriminatory language

… use language that is honest, accurate and direct

…use terms that disguise or underplay the true intent of comments

…focus on facts

…speculate or make assumptions

 

To stay informed about Council Meetings:

Read Council agenda packages and watch live and archived Council videos below.

Written Submissions:

To make a written submission about an issue of municipal concern, address your letter or comments to Mayor and Council via  clerks@newwestcity.ca or:

Legislative Services
City of New Westminster
511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Written correspondence becomes a public document once received by the City.

VIEWING A LIVE COUNCIL MEETING

There are two ways to view a live Council meeting. Please choose one method of watching only.

Using Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox:

  1. Click on the "in progress" link that will appear in Upcoming Events below.

Note:

  • Choosing this method will enable you to see the meeting agenda at the same time as watching the meeting.
  • There is a delay on the video of up to one minute.

To watch the meeting through the Zoom program or your web browser, click the button below.

If you have signed up to speak to Council, click the button below to login to the meeting.

NOTE: If you are using a smartphone or tablet, please make sure you have downloaded the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App or Google Play store.

Note:

  • Zoom will require you to enter your name and email address;
  • Watching through Zoom will provide a clearer picture on the video and a shorter delay;
  • Zoom will require you to input your name and an email address to watch.  Your name will be displayed to Council, staff and any external presenters but not to the public.
  • You will be able to see and hear the Council meeting, but you will not be able to speak if and until it is your turn to speak.

Speakers (public delegations) are heard at the first Council meeting each month. For more information on speaking to Council, please see the How to Address Council page.

COMMITTEE & BOARD Meetings 

To watch or listen to Committee or Board meetings, click the "In Progress" link for the meeting in Upcoming Events below. Please note, a presentation is shown instead of a video.

Printing Reports

Please note that each Agenda package is one long document. To print an individual report, make note of the start and finish pages of that report and print only that section. For assistance please call the Legislative Services Department at 604-527-4523.

  • The following bylaws have received Second Reading or have had a public hearing but have not yet been adopted. Council may not receive additional information or hear speakers on these bylaws until they are adopted or defeated.

    Check the Public Notices page 10 days before the public hearing to see the related materials.

    Bylaw

    Date

    Official Community Plan Amendment (823 – 841 Sixth Street) Bylaw No. 8261, 2021

    Third Reading
    May 31, 2021

    Zoning Amendment (823 – 841 Sixth Street) Bylaw No. 8260, 2021

    Third Reading
    May 31, 2021

    Zoning Amendment Bylaw (Secondary Suite Requirements) No. 8154, 2021

    Third Reading
    February 22, 2021

    Heritage Revitalization Agreement (835 Royal Ave) Bylaw No. 8237, 2020

    Third Reading
    December 7, 2020

    Zoning Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bylaw No. 8225, 2020

    Third Reading
    November 30, 2020

    Zoning Amendment Bylaw (1005 Ewen Avenue) No. 8103, 2019

    Third Reading
    April 29, 2019


    For additional information, please contact Legislative Services at .

  • Please review the City's disclaimer on agendas, minutes and reports.

    Online versions of the City of New Westminster’s agendas, minutes, and reports are posted for your convenience only (this includes correspondence with names and addresses). Our goal is to make this information available as soon as possible, but please be aware that online agendas and minutes are subject to change. The City does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links and other items contained on its web pages. Also, the City will, in no event, be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online agendas, minutes or reports.

    Every effort will be made to post new agendas and related reports and background information to the Web on the Friday afternoon preceding the next Council meeting. Because of difficulties in reproduction, some items included in the Agenda Packages for Council may not be included here. Missing items or copies of posted documents are available at Legislative Services (phone: 604-527-4523) from the Friday morning preceding a Council meeting.

    (Office hours: Monday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except statutory holidays.)

  • Please read for information on the replaying of video webcasts.

    The City of New Westminster grants permission to replay the webcast video of the proceeding of City Council Meetings for use in schools, and for other purposes such as private study, research, criticism, review or reporting purposes. Program material may not be purposefully distorted or used for advertising, election campaigns or any other politically partisan activity. Any other commercial use or rebroadcast of the webcast video requires the express written approval of the City of New Westminster.