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.

Note Council meetings are publicly streamed and recorded.

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

February 26 Regular Council meeting

You can speak about:​​

  • Administrative Report 1 - Local Improvement – Approval of Billing Rates for Projects Completed in 2018
  • Administrative Report 2 - Municipal Access Agreement with VariNet Teleservices Inc.
  • Administrative Report 3 - Quarterly Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts
  • Administrative Report 4 - Travel Approval Request – 2019 Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) AGM and Conference
  • Administrative Report 5 - Public Art Boost – 2019 Recommendations
  • Motion B.1 - Emergency Interim Zoning Policy for Broadway Corridor to UBC
  • Motion B.3 - Keeping Winter Shelters Open All Year Round
  • Motion B.4 - Helping Campers in Oppenheimer Park
  • Motion B.5 - Future of the 420 Cannabis Protest
  • Motion B.6 - Shore to Core: Vancouver’s Watershed Revival Plan
  • Motion B.7 - Declaring April 6th as Vancouver’s Official Birthday

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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February 27 Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting

  • Improving the Effectiveness of the Empty Homes Tax 
  • Establishment of Council Advisory Bodies, the Associated Terms of Reference and Diversity on Advisory Bodies Policy
  • Approval of Business Improvement Association Renewals and Expansion 2019

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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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