Council Meetings

Want to know how to stay informed or be involved?

Watch council meetings online

Did you know most council meetings are live-streamed?  View live streams, recorded meetings, agendas and minutes on our meeting site.  For further information visit the Agenda and Minutes and Reports page.

Archived meetings videos are generally made available by noon the day after the meeting. You can also see our meeting resolution summary to read council decisions and voting history.

Attend Council meetings and Public Hearings

In person attendance is permitted.  Meetings of Council, Committee of the Whole, and Public Hearings can be viewed by our live stream webcast.  If you would like to register to provide comments electronically via telephone, please contact the Corporate Services Department at [email protected] or by calling 250-414-7177 prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. 

Members of the public are encouraged to submit their support or opposition in writing by emailing comments to [email protected] or mailing or delivering comments to 1229 Esquimalt Rd, Esquimalt, BC, V9A 3P1.

More information on providing input to Council can be found on the Public Input page.

Council meetings are normally scheduled twice a month on the first and third Monday of each month. They begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

The Committee of the Whole (same Council members) meets once a month on the second Monday of each month to discuss in-depth matters including long-term planning and policy development issues. The meetings begin at 6 p.m.  Recommendations from the Committee of the Whole are referred to a regular Council meeting before any decisions are made. 

Public hearings allow affected citizens to provide their views to their elected representatives when decisions relate to adoption of official community plan bylaws; zoning bylaws and select other instances. More about public hearings.

From time to time it is necessary to schedule Special meetings for matters that are time sensitive. 

Collection of Personal Information

Comments and personal opinions provided by members of the public will be heard by all meeting attendees and recorded as part of the public record. 

This collection of personal information is authorized under the Local Government Act, Community Charter, and section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your phone number will only be used for managing the meeting. Personal opinions are used for the purpose of public input and Council consideration. Questions may be directed to the Corporate Officer at [email protected] or 250-414-7135.

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