Council Meeting Participation with Community Health Considerations
The City of Maple Ridge has made changes to Council Chambers to ensure the health and safety of citizens who appear as delegations, as part of Public Hearings, and for those citizens who prefer to view meetings in person. To provide a safe environment for meeting participants, seating is available for 33 members of the public in Council Chambers. If you are feeling unwell you should refrain from attending in person and use the digital tools to participate remotely instead. Sanitation stations remain in place at entry points to Council Chambers as we go through the communicable disease season to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
The City will continue to monitor public health information and revisit our safety protocols to protect the health of meeting participants.
All Council meetings are video recorded and live streamed for the public to view during the meeting or at any time afterwards.
To view a live stream of a current meeting or recordings from after November 1, 2022 visit: Agenda & Video Portal
Opportunities are provided for the public to make comments or ask questions of Council during:
- Committee of the Whole – Community Forum
- Regular Council Meetings – Public Question Period
Please note - comments/questions cannot be made in regards to Public Hearing bylaws that have not yet reached conclusion
To participate during the Community Forum or Public Question Period, please register to speak using the microphone iconin the Options column of the selected meeting and then join the Zoom meeting at the appropriate time using the camera icon .
We ask that you please use your full name as your participant name and turn on your video and audio. Please raise your virtual hand to request an opportunity to speak.
Please Note - There is no opportunity for the public to ask questions or make comments during Council Workshop meetings.
Persons wishing to speak on a Public Hearing item will be required to pre-register for the meeting using the microphone iconin the Options column of the selected meeting and then join the Zoom meeting at the appropriate time using the camera icon .
We ask that you please use your full name as your participant name and turn on your video and audio.
Those who do not wish to speak during the meeting can watch the live stream broadcast during or after the meeting at: Agenda & Video Portal.
Register to speak at the Public Hearing by selecting the upcoming meeting below:
In-person attendance will be limited, and up to 33 members of the public will be allowed physical access to Council Chambers on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public are encouraged to pre-register with the Corporate Officer if they wish to speak at the Public Hearing. Registering for attendance in-person can be done with the Corporate Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, as well as the item you wish to speak to.