Town Hall Meeting

Your Views Are Important To Us

Participate In Person or Online

Setting priorities in the ever-changing municipal environment presents both opportunities and challenges – making it more important than ever that we hear from members of the community regarding the services and changes taking place in our city.

With this in mind, Mayor and Council invite Coquitlam residents to share their ideas and views and provide input at a Town Hall Meeting to be held on:

Please note that tonight’s Town Hall Meeting will end at 8 p.m. to allow City Council and community members to attend the vigil being held at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex in honour of those who lost their lives and were injured in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Similar events are being held in other communities across the country and they acknowledge that this tragedy has touched so many people.

Any questions or comments that are not addressed during the one-hour Town Hall Meeting, including those submitted by email and social media, will receive written responses.

    Date: Thursday, April 12

    Time: ​​7 – ​8 p.m.

    Place: Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way

How to Participate

There is no set agenda at a Town Hall Meeting. These more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas or ask questions of City Council.

In Person

All are welcome to attend the Town Hall Meeting in person. Participants attending the meeting at City Hall will be invited to the microphone to ask their question.

Online

The meeting will also be broadcast live at coquitlam.ca/webcasts starting at ​6:45 ​p.m. Online participants can submit questions through one of the following channels:

  • Email - email your questions to townhall@coquitlam.ca
  • Facebook - Join our Facebook event at facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam. Town Hall questions can be posted to this event or the City’s Facebook wall between 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. on April 12.
  • Twitter - Tweet your questions to @cityofcoquitlam #cqtownhall between 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. on April 12.
Webcast
To ensure that everyone has access to the responses provided to questions submitted online, answers will be provided by Council or staff via the live broadcast at coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

Questions submitted online during the Town Hall Meeting will be presented to Council in the order they were submitted. Due to time limitations, we may not be able to address all questions.

Creating a Respectful Conversation

Questions will be moderated. That means that they are reviewed before they are submitted to Council to make sure they adhere to City guidelines. As we do in the in-person meeting, we ask that you follow these rules to create a respectful conversation.

Comments that include any of the following will not be posted:

  • Racist, sexist and offensive language.
  • Personal attacks and defamatory statements.
  • Violating someone’s privacy.
  • Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act.
  • Posting your message in all CAPS (this makes it difficult to read and in online speak is considered yelling).

If you violate any of these rules, then your comment will be immediately removed from consideration and will not be forwarded to Council for response.

Please be advised that by submitting a question or suggestion, the information you provide will become part of the public record. The information collected and used is done so in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For further information please call the City Clerks Office at 604-927-3010 or email clerks@coquitlam.ca.