Speaking at a Public Hearing

You may choose to speak to Council either virtually by joining the Zoom webinar, or in person at the meeting location, this is usually Council Chamber at City Hall but may vary. The public is encouraged to participate virtually, as seating is limited in the Council Chamber. 

Under the Local Government Act, public hearings allow citizens to provide their views on changes to the City’s Official Community Plan, Land Use or Zoning Bylaws. At a public hearing, anyone who has interest in, or is affected by, the proposed bylaw or land-use changes can have an opportunity to be heard. Comments can be provided in several ways:

  1. Provide comments in writing (email or letter)
  2. Speak at the meeting (virtually or in-person)

Click here more information on upcoming Public Hearings.

Advance registration for Public Hearing speakers is recommended, but not required. Click here to fill out the online form, or call 604-527-4523 to provide your:

  • name;
  • city of residence;
  • phone number and/or email address; and,
  • the item you would like to speak to.

If you don't register in advance, you will have an opportunity to speak after the registered speakers. 

If you would like to share any documents or a PowerPoint presentation during the Public Hearing, please send your presentation to no later than noon on the Friday before the hearing.

Please see the FAQs on Public Hearings for more information.