Presenting to Council
Council meetings are open to the public to provide community organizations and the general public with an opportunity to observe Council proceedings, stay informed on the latest issues in the community and to present to Council.
Frequently asked questions
For general information on presenting to Council, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Yes. You are welcome to attend all Regular Council Meetings or Committee of the Whole meetings. You may choose to stay for the entire meeting or just for the items that interest you. If you have a cellular telephone, we ask that the telephone be turned off while the meeting is in session.
Begin by stating and spelling your name and, if applicable, the name of the organization you are representing. If several members of a group are present, only 1 - 2 persons should be appointed to act as a spokesperson for the entire group. When addressing Council remember to keep your comments succinct and confined to the topic.
The Mayor, or the Deputy Mayor, is the Chair of the meeting and should be addressed as "Mr. Mayor" or “Mayor [last name]” or in the case of the Deputy Mayor, “Deputy Mayor [last name]”.
After your presentation, the Mayor may allow Council to ask questions. If a Councillor asks a question, you respond through the Mayor by stating “Through the Mayor to Councillor [last name]” and then provide your response.
Council may ask you questions. Please remain standing at the podium or seated at the presenter's table until excused by the Chair.
The agendas are posted on the City’s website by the end of the day Thursday prior to the Council or Committee of the Whole meeting.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at: