Council Meetings

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Council Meetings During COVID-19

Coquitlam City Hall is now open and the Council-in-Committee and Regular Council meetings are open for members of the public to attend in-person.

Due to the limited capacity of Council Chambers, and the Provincial Health Officer’s guidance regarding gathering size, we are still strongly encouraging people to watch the meeting live online at coquitlam.ca/webcasts rather than come to City Hall, as the total number of people permitted in Chambers remains quite limited. 

Members of the public who chose to attend in-person will be required to provide their name and contact information to a member of the Clerk’s Office for the purposes of contact tracing. 

How to stay informed on Council Meetings

  • Watch live broadcasts and archived Council videos online at coquitlam.ca/webcasts
  • Agendas are available online by 3 p.m. on Friday at coquitlam.ca/agendas
  • Sign up for Council News emails at coquitlam.ca/directmail

Written Submissions

To make a written submission to Council or Committee about a matter on a meeting agenda or within the jurisdiction of the City, email your letter or comments to mayor_council@coquitlam.ca or fax to 604-927-3015. Your letter must be signed and include your name and address. Please note that, in most instances, written and email correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council become public documents once received by the City.

For updates on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit coquitlam.ca/covid19.

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.

Regular Council Meetings are streamed live online and accessible through the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

Council-in-Committee Meetings

Council-in-Committee, a Standing Committee of Council, Meetings are generally held three Mondays a month at 2:00 p.m. (on the same days as the 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.

Council-in-Committee Meetings are streamed live online and accessible through the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts.

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

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.

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca