How to Participate in a Virtual Public Hearing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public hearings are now being held electronically, providing virtual access to Council meetings which can be viewed on the City’s live stream webcast, along with Council meeting agenda and reports. 

How To Participate

You can indicate your support or opposition to a Virtual Public Hearing item in one of the following ways:

  • Submit written comments:
    You can provide your submission by email to publichearings@victoria.ca or by mail to Legislative Services, #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6, or drop your submission in the mail slot on the right side of the Pandora Avenue entrance to City Hall. The deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting when the Public Hearing will take place. Written submissions will be published on the Council Meeting Agenda.

  • Submit a pre-recorded video:
    Pre-recorded video submissions up to five minutes in length can be submitted and will be played at the Public Hearing. The video is to include:
    • Public Hearing item
    • Your first and last name
    • Your home address 
    • Whether you support or oppose the item

For further instructions, email publichearings@victoria.ca or phone 250.361.0571. The deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. the Tuesday before the Council meeting.

  • Pre-register to speak live via phone: 
    You can pre-register to speak live via phone for up to five minutes. Once registered, you will be provided with a phone number and access code to call during the live Council meeting. To register to speak live and receive further instructions, email publichearings@victoria.ca or phone 250.361.0571. The deadline to pre-register to speak live via phone at the meeting is 2 p.m. the day before the Council meeting.

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