Sign up to speak at a Council meeting or hearing

What you need to know

At all meetings and hearings:

  • You can submit comments for a meeting, even if an item doesn't allow a speaker
  • You can speak by phone (recommended) or in-person
  • Speakers can speak to staff reports that contain recommendations and Council member motions, unless it's in a closed meeting

Upcoming meetings and hearings accepting speakers

Registered to speak? Review how to prepare to speak at a meeting or hearing

Understand our meeting types: Review types of Council meetings

Upcoming meetings and hearings accepting speakers

Agendas are typically posted 1 week before the meeting. 

Some agenda items may remain on the agenda over multiple meeting days or be referred from 1 meeting type to another.

  1. Review agenda
  2. Fill out form to request to speak
  3. Review deadlines, how to sign up, and speaker conditions

June 12, 2024 Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities

You can speak about:

  • Report 1.Vancouver Official Development Plan – Project Scope and Terms of Reference
  • Report 2.Establishing a Chinatown Cultural District
  • Report 3.Council Resolution – Brewery Lounges
  • Motion 2. Anti-racism and Decolonization Education
  • Motion 3. UBCM Resolution: SAFER Funding for Seniors
  • Motion 4. Increasing Vancouver’s Tree Canopy for a Safer, Healthier City
  • Motion 5. UBCM Resolution: Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments to Support New Housing in Municipalities
  • Motion 6. UBCM Resolution: Parental Leave
  • Motion 7. UBCM Resolution: PFAS-Free Firefighting Gear Funding

The deadline to request to speak for the above items is Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 5 pm. Speakers generally have three minutes to speak to Council.

 

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June 13, 2024 Public Hearing

You can speak about:

  • Rezoning: 988 West 32nd Avenue
  • CD-1 Rezoning: 1026-1108 West 41st Avenue
  • Heritage Revitalization Agreement Modification – 6161 Macdonald Street
  • Amendments to Restricted Zones (RT-7, RT-9, CD-1 371 and CD-1 463) to Comply with Bill 44 - Provincial Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing (SSMUH) Legislation
  • Amendments to the First Shaughnessy District Schedule and Heritage Conservation Area Official Development Plan (HCA ODP) to Comply with Bill 44 – Provincial Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing (SSMUH) Legislation

The deadline to request to speak for the above items is Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 5 pm for online requests and register from 5:30 pm to 6 pm by calling 604-829-4238. You can also register in person on the day of the hearing, between 5:30 pm and 6 pm at City Hall.

You can also speak to the item by calling in with the number provided on X (previously Twitter) and on the live stream during the meeting.

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Deadlines, how to sign up, and speaker conditions

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Comment about Council and standing committee meeting agenda items

Provide feedback to City Council about a Council meeting agenda item.

Comment about public hearing agenda items (rezoning and heritage)

Tell City Council what you think about rezoning applications or heritage designations being considered at public hearings.