Public Notices

This page has current opportunities for comments and feedback to Council.

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On this Page:

  • Everyone is welcome to write to Council about items on Public Hearing agendas by emailing  or by mail.

    Letters and verbal comments to Council about the proposed land use being talked about at public hearings…


    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


  • 1. Provide Written Comments

    Written submissions by email, post or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged.

    Written comments delivered by 5 pm, three business days before the Public Hearing will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.


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

    Drop off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall

    2. Speak at the Meeting through Zoom
    Everyone who logs into the electronic meeting may address Council, through computer, smart device, or phone.

    All speakers will have five minutes to speak.

    • Advance registration is highly recommended.
    • The Speakers List will be published on this webpage at 5 p.m.
    • The meeting will be run via a Zoom webinar. 


    Register to speak online at: or contact Legislative Services to register to speak, or with questions about the process:

    Phone: 604-527-4523 Legislative Services 
    511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9


  • There are three ways to participate in the meeting:

    1. Click the Meeting ID button to watch through Zoom or your web browser, by choosing "Join from your browser"
    2. Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter the meeting ID 686 8875 2527 followed by #.
    3. Watch the meeting on the City's website

    Note: All Public Hearings, Council Meetings and Council Workshops have the same Meeting ID Number


  • Opportunity to be Heard

    One Item: IMBL Scheme for TNS (aka "Ride Hailing")


    mONDAY, mAY 29 AT 6:00 PM

    Inter-municipal TNS (Ride Hailing) Business Licence Scheme Bylaw No. 8391. 2023

    New Westminster City Council is considering expanding the Inter-Municipal Business Licence (IMBL) Scheme for Transportation Network Services (TNS aka “Ride Hailing”).  This change will expand the IMBL TNS program to include the District of Hope, the District of Kent and the City of Mission.

    The IMBL scheme streamlines the licensing process across Region 1 (Lower Mainland, Whistler) and allows ride-hailing companies to operate in all participating municipalities with a single business licence. To allow new entrants to the IMBL, each participating municipality must approve and enact a new IMBL Agreement and new Bylaws.


  • Public Hearing Not Being Held

    One item: Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8396, 2023


    Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 8396, 2023 is being considered by Council to modify off-street parking rates for multiple dwelling uses and enact transportation demand management requirements.  This amendment bylaw is consistent with the City’s Official Community Plan, and in accordance with sections 464(2) and 467 of the Local Government Act, the Corporation of the City of New Westminster will not hold a public hearing on Bylaw 8396, 2023.

    The information package can be viewed here.