Learn how you can attend and participate at an upcoming Council Meeting

The 2021 Council meeting schedule has been revised as follows:

  • Add meetings on September 13, 2021 and September 27, 2021
  • Remove the September 20, 2021 and October 4, 2021 meetings

Public Hearings provide an opportunity for members of the public to provide comments to Council regarding the proposed bylaws under consideration by Council. 

For additional information, review upcoming Council Meeting Agendas and Public Hearing items and watch the live-stream of the meeting.

How to participate in a Public Hearing:

1. Submit written comments to Council: 

You can provide your submission online through the Regular Council - Public Hearing Submission Form, however, if you have supporting documents please send your comments, along with attachments to clerks@surrey.ca Alternatively, you may submit your comments by mail to Mayor and Council, 13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8.

The deadline to receive submissions is by 12:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. Please note that your comments are public record and will be available on the City’s website.
 

2. Register to Speak to a Public Hearing item - Participate by Phone:

You can use the form at the bottom of this page to register to participate in the Public Hearing via telephone. Please note that the form will only be available between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. After registering, you will receive an email with further instructions. When the item is being considered, City staff will contact registered speakers and organize speakers for their opportunity to provide comments to Council.

Please review the following instructions:

  • Your comments must be relevant to the bylaw being considered at the Public Hearing. For more information, review the "Notice to Persons Speaking at the City of Surrey Regular Council – Public Hearing".
  • You will have 5 minutes to speak
  • Turn off all audio of the meeting. There is a 1-minute delay in the live stream so please listen to the cues given over the phone
  • Do not put your phone on speaker phone
  • Once you make your comments to Council, the call will end abruptly so that the next speaker can join the meeting.
  • You will be put on a hold in a queue for the respective item, and you will be connected as soon as possible. If you hang up during this time, you will lose your place in the queue

If you miss this registration period, please watch the live-stream as there will be an opportunity for you to participate by phone. When the item you are interested in is being considered, please call 604-591-4625. Agents, applicants and consultants should also use this opportunity to call in, rather than registering to speak.

3. Register to Attend a Public Hearing:

To reserve a spot to attend a Public Hearing or to make your comments in-person regarding a Public Hearing item, please call 604-591-4132 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.

When you call, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • ​​The Public Hearing item
  • Your first initial and last name
  • Whether you live in the City of Surrey, and if so, what neighbourhood

4. Register your Support or Opposition to a Public Hearing Item:

If you do not wish to speak or attend a Public Hearing, but would still like to convey your support or opposition to a Public Hearing item, please call 604-591-4132 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.

When you call, please be prepared to provide the following information:​

  • ​​The Public Hearing item
  • Your first initial and last name
  • Whether you live in the City of Surrey, and if so, what neighbourhood
  • Whether you are in support of or opposed to the item