Speak at a City Council meeting

Speaking at meetings of your elected officials

You are welcome to speak to City Council or the Park Board, but only about items on the agenda for that particular meeting.

Meetings of City Council

Speakers are heard at:

  • Standing committees meetings
  • Public hearings
  • Special Council meetings

Speakers are not heard at regular Council meetings. If you want to speak to an item on the agenda of a regular Council meeting, you will be referred to a standing committee.

Signing up to speak

Sign up after the meeting agenda is announced, usually one week before the meeting. You will be added to the speakers list for that meeting.

In advance

Contact the City Clerk's Office by: 

  • Email: ccclerk@vancouver.ca
  • Phone: 3-1-1
  • Fax: 604-873-7419
  • Mail: 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

The deadline to sign up for:

  • Morning meetings is the day before meeting starts
  • Afternoon or evening meetings is at least two hours before the meeting starts

Just before the meeting

You can also sign up in person, up to 10 minutes before the meeting begins.

Resources for speakers

Guidelines for speakers

You are limited to a five-minute presentation when you speak to an agenda item at a City Council or Park Board meeting.

Audio-visual aids in the Council Chamber

View a list of audio-visual aids that are available for speaking to City Council in the Council Chamber. Give the City Clerk’s Office at least two days’ notice.

WiFi at City Hall

Free public wireless access at City Hall on the 3rd floor, where Council meets, and in the Media Room on the 1st floor.

Meetings of the Park Board

Speakers are heard at Park Board committee meetings.

Sign up online to speak at a Park Board meeting

Don't want to speak, but want your views heard?

If you don't wish to speak to City Council or the Park Board but still want to share your views, send an email or a letter.

Deliver your letter to the City Clerk's Office or Park Board Office at least one day before the meeting so it can be shared with elected officials on time.

City Council

  • Email: ccclerk@vancouver.ca
  • Mail: 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

Park Board

  • Email: pbcomment@vancouver.ca
  • Mail: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 2099 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4

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