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Apr 27, 2016 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam’s Town Hall Meeting May 7

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 27, 2016 – Coquitlam residents and business owners are invited to participate in the first of two Town Hall Meetings scheduled in 2016.

This event takes place on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall (3000 Guildford Way), with the additional opportunity to participate online.

There is no set agenda at a Town Hall Meeting. Instead, these more informal meetings provide community members an opportunity to voice their opinions, suggest new ideas, or ask questions of Council members. Senior City staff are also in attendance to respond to inquiries.

The feedback shared by residents and businesses at these sessions provides the City with important information about the services and changes taking place in our community, and helpsto identify future opportunities in the ever-changing municipal environment.

How to participate:

  • 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 or share their ideas and feedback.
  • Online – The meeting will be broadcast live at coquitlam.ca/webcasts
    starting at 9:45 a.m. Online participants can submit questions  and input through one of the following channels:
    • Email – Questions and submissions can be emailed to townhall@coquitlam.ca.
    • Facebook – Facebook users are encouraged to like our page at facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam. Town Hall questions can be posted to the City’s wall between 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on May 7.
    • Twitter – Individuals on Twitter can participate by tweeting questions to @cityofcoquitlam or use the hashtag #coqthm2016 between 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on May 7.

To ensure that everyone has access to the responses provided to feedback and questions submitted online, responses 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.

Questions to Council must follow the City’s guidelines for a respectful meeting. Details of those guidelines are available at coquitlam.ca/townhall.

Participants should 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.

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Media contact:
Jay Gilbert
City Clerk
604-927-3013