Council Meetings

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.

Appear as a delegation

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 completing our online request form, or submitting a letter, email or fax to the mayor and council.

  • 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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