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Oct 07, 2015 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam’s Town Hall Meeting October 15

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, October 7, 2015 – Coquitlam residents and business owners are invited to participate in the City’s second Town Hall Meeting for 2015, on October 15 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

This event takes place 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, 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 the City with important information from residents and businesses about City services, changes taking place in the community and future opportunities.

Residents and business operators 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, who wish to ask questions or provide comments, will be invited to comment via the microphone for broadcasting purposes.
  • Online – The meeting will 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 – Questions 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 6:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on October 15.
    • Twitter – Individuals on Twitter can participate by tweeting questions to @cityofcoquitlam or by using the hashtag #coqthm2015 between 6:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on October 15.

The questions that are submitted online during the Town Hall Meeting will be presented to Council in the order they were received. Due to time limitations, if there are several questions which are similar, only one question may be put to Council. As such, not all questions may receive a response; however, every effort will be made to address as many queries as possible.

To ensure that everyone has access to responses to the submitted online questions, they will be provided by Council or staff via the live broadcast at coquitlam.ca/webcasts. Questions to Council must follow the City’s guidelines for a respectful meeting – details are available at coquitlam.ca/townhall.

Participants are advised that by submitting a question, comment 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.

Media contact:
Jay Gilbert
City Clerk