View or Participate in a Council Meeting

Due to the limited space in Council Chambers, members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually in Council meetings. 

Viewing and Participating in a Council Meeting

All Council and Committee meetings are open the public except during closed (in camera) portions. Open meetings are streamed live.

Members of the public can participate via telephone, electronically via WebEx or by submitting a written submission to Council.  

Four ways to participate:

  1. Written submissions;
  2. Electronic participation during the meeting;
  3. Telephone participation during the meeting;
  4. In person attendance at Municipal Hall; capacity is limited due to distancing guidelines and public health restrictions.

Visit the Public Hearings and Meetings page for full details.

Appearing Before Council

Anyone wishing to be placed on an Agenda to address Council or a Committee may apply by delivering a written request (Application to Appear before Council) to the Manager of Legislative Services before 12 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding the week of the meeting (seven days in advance of the meeting).

Applications to Appear Before Council are available at Municipal Hall and on the District website (linked below). “Delegations" are contacted after the Agenda is finalized to confirm if the request has been scheduled or referred to Staff, a Committee, or a future Meeting. The Procedure Bylaw permits up to five minutes per presentation.

"Delegation" is the term used to define the procedure of formally appearing before Council. This may include making a presentation, entering a request for action, updating Council on a project, idea or concept, or providing further information on an issue currently before Council for a decision.

Download an Application to Appear.

Unscheduled Public Attendance

Unscheduled public attendance will only be permitted on an issue that has arisen since the Agenda closed and must, in Council’s opinion, be dealt with prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor will call, at the beginning of the Unscheduled Public Attendance portion of the meeting, for persons wishing to be recognized and must receive Council’s assent prior to the item being assigned a time allotment at the meeting.

Please see options for participation on the Public Hearings and Meetings page.