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Delegation to Council

Delegation Information

Any individual or group wishing to make a public presentation to Council must submit a Delegation Application. Applications can be submitted online, or in writing, and must outline the reason for the presentation as per the Council Procedure Bylaw. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk, by 12:00 noon at least ten days prior to the Council meeting.

The written submission must include:

  • the name and address of the person that will address Council;
  • a description of the matter to be presented to Council;
  • the request being made of Council;
  • the reason for making the request;
  • an explanation of the issue that is the subject of the request;
  • a summary of current and proposed legislation and policy relevant to the request; and
  • a copy of any materials that will be discussed.

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Materials for inclusion in the agenda packages must be received by the City Clerk, by 12:00 noon on the Monday, prior to the Council meeting.

If audio/video components are required, please contact the City Clerk's Office one week before the presentation to make arrangements. Council meetings are televised and web streamed so please ensure that any visual aids used during a presentation are large enough to be easily viewed by the Mayor, Council, and the audience.  Please note that the City operates with Microsoft Office 2010; and that visual displays must be compatible with this version.

If approved, the delegation will be scheduled to appear at an Executive Committee of Council meeting. Please check the Council Meeting Schedule for the correct dates and times of Council meetings.  In some cases, delegations are heard at the Regular Council meeting at 7:00pm.

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Presentations are restricted to 10 minutes maximum and are limited to one speaker per delegation. Please ensure that your remarks are directed to the Mayor, who should always be addressed as 'Mayor Braun' or 'Mayor'. In the Mayor's absence, address the Deputy Mayor in the same manner. If questioned by Council, address your answers to the Mayor.

No delegation will be heard by Council if the purpose of the delegation is to:

  • If its purpose is to address an issue that is before the courts or for which Council had authorized legal action, or which legal action is pending;
  • where a Public Hearing has been held in accordance with an enactment as a prerequisite to the adoption of the bylaw; or
  • if its purpose is to deal with a matter that is outside the jurisdiction or legal authority of the City.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 604-864-5506 for additional information on delegations or presentation material. Delegation applications can be emailed or faxed to 604-853-1934, or submitted online below. 

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Online Application

Per Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2800-2018:

  • One speaker per delegation;
  • All delegations limited to 10-minute presentations; and
  • All documents to be submitted to Council must be delivered to the City Clerk's Office 7 business days prior to the meeting.
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I acknowledge that only the above matter will be discussed during my appearance as a Delegation and that all documentation supporting my delegation, including Powerpoint and video presentations, must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by the Monday prior to the meeting.
I further acknowledge that all or a portion of this meeting may be audio/video recorded, live streamed and archived on the City of Abbotsford website, as well as broadcasted on Shaw Cable.

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