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Coquitlam’s Town Hall Meeting May 2

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 27, 2015 – Coquitlam residents and business owners are invited to participate in the first of two Town Hall Meetings to take place in 2015.

This event takes place on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 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 with 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 provided from residents and businesses at these sessions provides the City with important information about the services and changes taking place in our community, and can help to 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.
  • Online – The meeting will be broadcast live at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts starting at 9:45 a.m. Online participants can submit questions through one of the following channels:
    • Email – Questions can be emailed to townhall@coquitlam.ca.
    • Facebook – Facebook users are encouraged to like our page at www.facebook.com/cityofcoquitlam. Town Hall questions can be posted to the City’s wall between 9:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on May 2.
    • Twitter – Individuals on Twitter can participate by tweeting questions to @cityofcoquitlam or use the hashtag #coqthm2015 between 9:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on May 2.

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 www.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 www.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