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

January 15 Regular Council meeting

You can speak about:​​

  • Report Reference 1 - Confirmation of Regulatory Principles Related to Ride-Hailing
  • Motion B1 - Ramping Up Vancouver's Climate Action in Response to the Climate Emergency
  • Motion B2 - #AllOnBoard Campaign
  • Motion B3 - Deterring and Preventing Moeny Laundering and the Business of Organized Crime in the City of Vancouver

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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January 17, 2019 Public Hearing (Reconvened from January 15, 2019)

You can speak about:

  • REZONING:  3435 East Hastings Street
  • REZONING:  2542-2570 Garden Drive and 2309-2369 East 10th Avenue

Note The deadline to request to speak for the above items is January 17 at 5:00pm for online requests and from 5:30pm to 6:00pm for in-person requests.

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January 16 Standing Committee on City Finance and Services meeting

You can speak about:

  • Confirmation of Regulatory Principles Related to Ride-Hailing
  • Ramping Up Vancouver’s Climate Action in Response to the Climate Emergency
  • #AllOnBoard Campaign
  • Deterring and Preventing Money Laundering and the Business of Organized Crime in the City of Vancouver

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Prepare to speak

Know what to expect by watching our video. It's full of tips and rules to help you prepare.

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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