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If you wish to address to Council, call 780-459-1500 and ask to speak to a Legislative Officer in the Legislative Services department who will make an appointment for you to present at an upcoming Council Meeting.

If you would like to address Council on a topic on the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting, you may register by noon of the day of the Council meeting the agenda item is scheduled for. A Legislative Officer will register your name, contact information and the agenda item you wish to speak to. If you are unable to make an appointment in advance of the Council meeting, you may sign-in as a speaker on the meeting day by entering your name to the Speaker’s Registration form that is located at the public gallery entrance to Council Chambers (3rd floor at St. Albert Place).

Individuals or groups who have registered will be given priority during the public presentation time, in the order in which they have registered, to make their presentations to Council.

If you wish to address to Council on a topic not on the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting, you must register with Legislative Services at least 5 business days prior to the Council meeting you wish to speak at. Agenda Committee will review your submission and determine if the Council meeting you wish to speak at has sufficient time for Council to hear your presentation and that the relevant staff from Administration will be available to answer any questions from Council arising from presentation of your topic. Agenda Committee will make every attempt to accommodate the Council meeting you wish to speak at; however, if there is not sufficient time or staff is not available, your presentation may be scheduled for a later Council meeting. After Agenda Committee has reviewed your request to address Council, Legislative Services will confirm with you the date you are scheduled.

Any presentation material, such as handouts or Powerpoint presentations must be provided to Legislative Services at least 30 minutes prior to the Council meeting. If you are bringing handouts, please provide at least 13 copies (enough for Council and senior Administration). If you wish to do a Powerpoint presentation, you will be required to bring your own USB memory stick to connect to the City’s presentation system.

Public Presentations are scheduled at the beginning and end of each Council meeting. Meetings commence at 3:00 p.m. You will have five minutes to speak.

For more detailed information please refer to:

Section 32 of the Procedure Bylaw

City Council Policy C-CC-10 – Public Presentations.

Last edited: February 27, 2018

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