Vancouver City Hall

Vancouver City Council

City Council is made up of the Mayor and 10 Councillors who are elected at large for a four-year term. The Mayor is the Chair of City Council.

The City of Vancouver is governed by the Vancouver Charter and has the power to:

  • Pass bylaws regulating such things as businesses, building, noise, and land use
  • Buy and sell property
  • Collect property taxes and other taxes
  • Approve major spending for all parts of the City government
  • Take on debt
  • Allocate funds for special activities, such as arts and community services
  • Set up departments and offices for City services
  • Hire staff for City departments and offices 

2023 to 2026 Council strategic priorities

Council is working together to build a sustainable city in which everyone can live, work, and thrive.

Vibrant Vancouver: City Council’s Strategic Priorities 2023 to 2026 outlines 9 strategic objectives and key aligned work for each. 

Mayor Ken Sim

Mayor Ken Sim was elected in October 2022 to build a better city.

City Councillors

Find contact information and read biographies of City of Vancouver's Councillors.

Invite the mayor and councillors

Ask for Mayor Ken Sim and elected councillors to participate at your event.

Contact Mayor and Council

Contact City Council and the mayor as a group.

Your City Hall

Tools and resources for learning how City Hall works, how to get involved, and how to make change happen.

Integrity Commissioner

Read about the role of the Integrity Commissioner and how to submit a complaint.

City Council meetings and decisions

Find dates, agendas, and reports for upcoming and past Vancouver City Council meetings.

Salaries and expenses

Find salaries and expenses for Vancouver City Council such as the yearly salary for the mayor, councillors, and deputy mayor.

Civic honours awarded by City Council

Honouring the excellence of the people who have made a positive contribution in arts, culture, business, and civic engagement.

Search for Council documents

Search for Council meeting minutes (which include decisions and motions), city staff reports, presentations, and other City Council documents.

City Manager's emails and memos to Mayor and Council

Read emails and memos sent directly to Mayor and Council from the City Manager and Deputy City Manager.