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

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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

February 27, 2024 Public Hearing 

You can speak about: 

  • Tools and Incentives to Encourage Mass Timber Construction
  • CD-1 Rezoning: 1002-1052 Seymour Street and 550 Nelson Street
  • CD-1 Rezonings: (i) 5392-5472 Manson Street and (ii) 5250-5270 Ash Street and 595 West 37th Avenue

The deadline to request to speak for the above items is Tuesday, February 27, 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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February 27, 2024 Council Meeting

You can speak about:​​

  • R1. Approval of Business Improvement Area (BIA) Renewals and Expansion 2024
  • R2. 2024 Fee Schedule for Streamlined Business Licence Types
  • R3. Directions Report: Consideration of Modification to Conditions of Approval
  • 1616-1698 West Georgia Street, CD-1 (812)
  • R4. Licence Agreement with the Vancouver Port Authority over a Portion of Victoria Drive, North of Powell Street for the Operation of an Access Control System
  • R5. Closure and Sale of a Portion of Lane Adjacent to 5025 Arbutus Street, 2126 West 34th Avenue and 2109-2129 West 35th Avenue
  • R6. Lease Extensions with Sch'eyk Housing Society for 501 East Hastings Street, 540 East Hastings Street and 2025 Brunswick Street
  • R7. Councillor Mike Klassen's Travel to Halifax for the Juno Awards March 21-25, 2024 
  • R8. West End Community Hub Renewal Plan

The deadline to request to speak to the above items is Monday, February 26, 2024, at 5 pm. Speakers will have 3 minutes to speak to Council.

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February 28, 2024 Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities

You can speak about:

  • Report 1. Single-Use Item By-laws and Report Back on Cup Policies
  • Report 2. Quarterly Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts and updates to Capital and Operating Budget Policies
  • Report 3. 2024 Budget for Britannia Community Services Centre Society (BCSCS)
  • Report 4. Contract Award for a Food and Beverage Broadline Distributor for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Report 5. Contract Award for Pre-Qualification of Professional Engineering Services Consultants
  • Report 6. Contract Award for Pre-Qualification of Building Management Services Consultants
  • Member's Motion 2. Recertifying Vancouver as a Living Wage Employer

The deadline to request to speak for the above items is Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 5 pm. Speakers will have three minutes to speak to Council.

 

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February 29, 2024 Public Hearing

You can speak about:

  • Rezoning: 2726-2734 West 16th Avenue
  • CD-1 Rezoning: 6095 Fraser Street
  • CD-1 Rezoning: 2928-2930 Renfrew Street

The deadline to request to speak for the above items is Thursday, February 29, 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.

Request to speak          View the full agenda

Deadlines, how to sign up, and speaker conditions

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