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 Finance 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

May 1 regular Council meeting

You can speak about:​

  • Administrative Report 3 – 2018 Q1 Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts
  • Administrative Report 4 – 233 Abbott Street - Heritage Façade Grant – DP-2018-00196
  • Administrative Report 5 – Single Room Accommodation (SRA) Permit for 36 Blood Alley Square
  • Motion B1 – Requesting Provincial Action to Ensure Full Disclosure of Financial Interests by Municipally Elected Officials
  • Motion B2 – Confirming Support for Taking Big Money Out of Municipal Politics
  • Motion B3 – Reducing Traffic Congestion in Vancouver
  • Motion B4 – City of Vancouver Accessibility Strategy
  • Motion B5 – Recognizing Italian Heritage Month and “Italian Day on the Drive” in the List of “Official Celebrations and Observances” in the City of Vancouver
  • Motion B6 – Transfer of Marpole Midden Lands (c̓əsnaʔəm) to Musqueam First Nation

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.

Request to speak 
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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

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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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