Town Hall Meeting

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What Happens at a Town Hall?

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, and ask questions of Council. Senior City staff are also in attendance to respond to inquiries. 

The feedback provided at these sessions provides Council and staff important information about City services, changes taking place in the community and future opportunities. 

How to Participate

Those interested can participate in the following ways:

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 for broadcasting purposes.

Online

The meeting will also be broadcast live at coquitlam.ca/webcasts starting at ​7 ​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 the City’s Facebook wall prior to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
    April 12.
  • Twitter - Those on Twitter can tweet questions to @cityofcoquitlam or by using the hashtag #cqtownhall prior to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Will All Questions Get Answered?

Generally, questions submitted online during the Town Hall Meeting will be presented to Council in the order they were received. However, in order to hear from as many people as possible, if you submit multiple questions, some of them may be deferred until others have had the opportunity to address Council.

Similarly, if there are several questions regarding the same topic, these may be combined and presented as one question to Council. As such, not all questions may receive a response; however, every effort will be made to address as many as possible.

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. ​Both in-person and submitted questions and conversations must adhere to 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.

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.

City Clerk's Office

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