Council Meetings

COVID-19 Update: Starting in January, proof of full vaccination (2 doses of vaccine) will be required for in-person attendance at Council meetings. 

Council meetings will continue to be streamed online for your convenience. You can virtually attend a council meeting on your computers and phones.

If you’re unable to attend or view a particular meeting, don’t worry. We archive meetings for up to 2 years for you to watch at your convenience.

Council meets regularly to debate and decide on issues that concern you. As a resident, you can observe council meetings and give your input. These meetings also offer you a chance to hear all the arguments and understand the reason behind council's decisions.

Meetings are held at Burnaby City Hall twice a month on Monday evenings at 5 pm. During the year, two meetings will be held in the community. Please check the calendar to confirm date and location details as COVID-19 restrictions may still be in place.

You can present an issue to the council by being on the agenda, as an individual or a group:

  • Inform the city clerk by 12 pm on Wednesday before the meeting by submitting a letter, email or fax to the mayor and council. Include a subject, your name, address, phone number, email address and send it to:

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

    Email your request to [email protected] or fax it to the City Clerk at 604-294-7537.
  • Council may hear 2 delegations per meeting 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 either in favour or against the subject. You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the clerk.
  • If there are many similar viewpoints, the clerk will contact the speakers to combine their presentations and pick one representative to appear before the council.
Appear as a delegation

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