Monday council meeting to start at 9:30 am - a change from the traditional evening schedule

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

April 17th, 2020



The April 20 City Council meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.

The media release said the early start was to provide residents with the opportunity to watch a live stream of the meeting at a more convenient time.

The agenda is very heavy – they couldn’t possibly get through it all during an evening session.

The public can view virtual Council meetings remotely using the City’s existing web streaming tool at

Council Adopted the op changes

It will be the Mayor, the Clerk and the audio/visual technician only in the Council Chamber – the rest will be at home wearing headsets and participating virtually.

While no delegations are currently permitted, written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk by email at

Received written submissions will form part of the public record and will be distributed to members of Burlington City Council.

Will they be read?

Live delegation presentations give Councillors an opportunity to ask questions and to follow up – that vital part of the delegater being in the room is lost.

Council will consider a recommendation to allow virtual delegations from members of the public at Council meetings, beginning in May 2020. 

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