Presenting to Council
Making a Request to Appear Before Council
Send an email to the Legislative Coordinator and include an explanation of your item and why you wish it to be brought to Council. Individuals wishing to appear before Council are required to prepare reading material to be included in the agenda package. All requests to appear before Council and reading material must be submitted two Wednesday’s prior to your desired Council meeting by 12:00 p.m. noon. Late requests will be deferred to the next Regular Meeting of Council.
Presenting to the Council
You will be provided with a date and time for your presentation. You will typically be on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting (3:00 p.m.) and will have 15 minutes to make a presentation not including questions that Council may ask to clarify your concern.
Following your presentation, Council may either refer your item to staff or make a decision on your request at the 'New Business' portion of the agenda. It is not necessary for you to stay until they have addressed your item as staff members will inform you as to the outcome of your request or concern following the meeting.
All Council Meetings are open to the public, and people are free to come and go during the meeting.
Question Period takes place at the beginning and end of Regular Council Meetings and is an opportunity for any member of the public to come forward and ask a question of Council. Residents have five minutes to ask their question. Answers may be redirected to the appropriate agency, staff member or Councillor for follow-up after the meeting.
This time is designated for questions only and is not a forum for opinions, comments or campaign activities. To provide feedback about City actions or decisions, we encourage residents to reach out to Council or the City directly.
If you have any questions, please contact the Legislative Coordinator by email or call (403) 207-7050.