Appear as a Delegation

Learn how to appear as a delegation to raise your issues or concerns

You can appear before the council or a committee or at a public hearing to make a presentation, request an action, provide an update on projects or discuss issues currently under consideration. You can appear as an individual or a group.

Submit a written request to the mayor and council by noon on Wednesday before the meeting. Mail, email or fax your letter with a subject, your name, address, phone number and email address to:

Mayor and Council
Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537

Things to remember:

  • The council may hear 2 delegations per meeting (3 speakers per delegation) at the start of the session. Once the 2 delegation limit is met, additional requests will be moved to the next available council meeting.
  • You'll be allowed 10 minutes for your presentation, after which the council may ask questions or make comments.
  • If 2 or more delegations wish to address a similar topic, only 1 delegation may address the council in favour or against the subject.
  • You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the clerk's office.

Submit a written request to the committee chair and members by noon on Wednesday, a week before the meeting. Mail, email or fax your letter with a subject, your name, address, phone number and email address to:

Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537 (attn: Committee's name)

Things to remember:

  • Committees may hear 2 delegations per meeting (3 speakers per delegation). Once the 2 delegation limit is met, additional requests will be moved to the next available committee meeting.
  • You'll be allowed 10 minutes for your presentation, after which committee members may ask questions or make comments.
  • You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the clerk's office.

Send your written request by 2:45 pm on the day of the public hearing. Include your name, address and email it to the City Clerk [email protected] or mail it to:

Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Things to remember:

  • At the hearing, comment only on the proposed rezoning, specifically land use.
  • During the meeting, the mayor will ask you to present your views. The mayor will call your name 3 times. If you don't speak, the council will terminate the public hearing for that application.
  • After your presentation, the council may ask questions or make comments.

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