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How to Appear as a Delegation at a Public Hearing

New Virtual Public Hearing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with Ministerial Order No. M139/2020 and the Class Order (mass gatherings), Public Hearings will be conducted virtually and live-streamed on the City’s website.

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At a Public Hearing, all persons who consider their interest in property affected by a proposed rezoning application will be given an opportunity to present their views to Council. Council requests that speakers keep their comments to the subject of the proposed rezoning – specifically to land use only.

The speakers can sign in prior to the Public Hearing. During the meeting, the Mayor will ask for speakers to come forward to present their views, calling the speakers on the list first. Once he has called three times for speakers and no one has come forward, the Public Hearing for that application will be terminated.

Council may ask questions of persons after they have made their presentation and may also ask for a staff report responding from issues raised; however, the main function of Council at a Public Hearing is to listen to the presentations – not to engage in debate.

Written submissions may also be submitted to Council before the Public Hearing and will be read into the official record.

Written submissions may be submitted to:

Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 | Map
Fax: 604-294-7537

Please note that all correspondence submitted to the City of Burnaby will form part of the public record and will be published when this matter is before Council or a Committee of Council. The City considers the author’s address relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will disclose this personal information. However, the author’s phone number and email address are not required and should be omitted if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed.

Download the Public Hearing Meeting Schedule to view Public Hearing dates.

To access more information on Public Hearings, please visit the Public Hearings webpage.

For further information regarding the Public Hearing process, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 604-294-7290 or

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