Regular Council Meetings
Regular Council Meetings are generally held three Mondays a month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Coquitlam City Hall. These meetings are open to the public; however, members of the public who want to address Council (usually referred to as “delegations”) are not heard at Regular Council meetings. With some exceptions, requests to speak to an item of business will be referred to Council-in-Committee.
Council-in-Committee, a Standing Committee of Council, meets twice a month at 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoons (on the same day as the first two Regular Council Meetings of the month). Open to the public, these less formal meetings of Council provide a forum in which Council receives delegations from the public as well as presentations from staff on items requiring more in-depth explanation, discussion and Council feedback.
In-Camera Council Meetings
In-Camera Meetings are “closed” meetings held in the absence of the public. Council is only authorized to hold in-camera meetings under the circumstances set out in Section 90 of the Community Charter. Closed meetings are held to discuss and make decision on matters pertaining to personnel, land, labour or employee negotiations, law enforcement, litigation or potential litigation and information that is prohibited from disclosure under the Freedom of Information and Protective of Privacy Act. In-Camera Meetings are generally held in the afternoon immediately following Council-in-Committee Meetings.
Public Hearings are held in order for local residents to provide input that will assist Council in the decision making process related to applications for change to an Official Community Plan or Zoning Bylaw. Public Hearings are generally held on the 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at Coquitlam City Hall and are immediately followed by a Regular Council Meeting at which Council will give consideration to items on the Public Hearing Agenda, as well to any other items brought before Council at that time.
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