NEW: "What's Up at Council?" Bi-Weekly Video Series
October 8, 2019
Want to know what’s coming up for final decision-making in Victoria?
Tune into What’s Up at Council?, our new bi-weekly video series for a glance at what’s coming up for discussion at City Council, hosted by Mayor Lisa Helps.
You can watch the bi-weekly video here and on the City of Victoria’s social media channels. Below is the first video in the series: What’s Up at Council on October 10, 2019?
View this week's Council Meeting Agenda.
Take the opportunity to be “in the know” of what’s happening in Victoria – and get involved!
Council Meetings – What You Need to Know
City Council meetings are where final decisions are made that will most impact you. Mayor and Council convene twice a month to make decisions about bylaws and development permits, City business such as programs and services, and our Strategic Plan initiatives.
Victoria City Council meetings normally occur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Agendas are posted the Friday before by 3 p.m.
Council meetings are open to the public or you can watch the live webcast from the comfort of your home. Council webcasts are archived online so you can view at your convenience.
What is a Public Hearing?
Public hearings are held at Council meetings to provide Victoria citizens an opportunity to share their views on how land in their community is proposed to be used.
Can I Speak?
Everyone is welcome to speak at a public hearing – a request in advance to speak is not required.
You can also address Council in person on a topic other than a public hearing by filling out the Request to Address Council Form.
What Was Decided?
Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. Sign up to receive our Council Highlights by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Voted for What?
You can now see and track Council voting records at the click of a mouse with the City Council Meeting Dashboard. Introduced this year, the dashboard makes it easy to see how members of Council voted on a particular motion and gives you more tools to access and analyze information about decisions that impact you. The dashboard has been updated to the start of Council’s four-year term in November 2018.
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