Speaking at meetings of your elected officals

Speak at a City Council meeting about an agenda item

Request to speak

Request to speak online after agendas are announced below, usually one week before meetings.

Note Register early to speak earlier.

Meetings you can speak at

Speak to City Council about agenda items at:

  1. Public hearings
  2. Regular Council meetings
    • If Council agrees to hear speakers about an agenda item, it will be moved to the standing committee meeting agenda, usually on the next day.
  3. Special Council meetings
  4. Standing committee meetings
    • City Finances and Services
    • Policy and Strategic Priorities

Deadlines to request to speak

Public hearings

  • Online by 5:00pm on the day of meeting
  • In-person from 5:30pm to 6:00pm on the day of the meeting

If you miss the deadline, attend the meeting and raise your hand when the meeting chair calls three times for any other speakers after all registered speakers are heard.

Regular Council, special Council, and standing committee meetings

  • Online by 9:30am or the start of meeting
  • No requests are taken after the meeting starts

Upcoming meetings

July 25 regular Council meeting

You can speak about:

  • Report Reference 2 – Recommendation for the 2017 Contingency Budget for the Overdose Crisis
  • Administrative Report 1 – Closure of a Portion of Street for Building Encroachments – 4295 Dunbar Street
  • Administrative Report 2 – 2017 Q2 Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts
  • Administrative Report 3 – Grant Application – Launching a Resilient Neighbourhoods Program 
  • Administrative Report 4 – 2017 Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Grants
  • Administrative Report 5 – Vancouver Waterfront Initiative
  • Policy Report 1 – Heritage Revitalization Agreement Amendment: 1451 Angus Drive – Reifel Residence
  • Motion B2 – Replacing Market Rents with Rents Tied to Income in Vancouver’s DCL Bylaw

Council must agree to hear speakers on these agenda items. If Council agrees, the item is moved to an upcoming standing committee meeting usually on the next day.

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July 25 public hearing

You can speak about:

  1. Rezoning: 969 Burrard Street and 1017-1045 Nelson Street

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July 26 Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee meeting

You can speak about:

  • New Leases for Boys and Girls Clubs, 395 East 6th Avenue and 2875 St. George Street
  • Vancouver City-wide Development Cost Levy Update (2017-2026)
  • 2017 Inflationary Rate Adjustments to Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Targets
  • Contract Award for Construction of Oakridge Trunk Replacement Project – Sewer Separation
  • Contract Award for Construction of Vancouver West Sewer Separation - Package 1
  • Contract Award for engaging a Contractor for the South False Creek Seawall Upgrades
  • Engineering Snow Event Response and Readiness: Response to 2016-2017 Snow Season and Readiness Improvements for Future Snow Events
  • 9100 Stanley Park Drive - Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, Liquor Primary Club Licence and Outdoor Patio Application, and Liquor Establishment Class 7 – Private Club

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Prepare your talk

When it's your turn

How long you can speak for and how to prepare

Presentations and written material

Free WiFi

Track your turn

We assign you with a speaker number that shows your position to speak about an agenda item.

Numbers are assigned in the order we received requests to speak.

Track your turn on the @VanCityClerk Twitter feed.

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