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City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The meeting calendar gives information on when the various Committees are meeting, a link to the agenda or if a meeting has been cancelled.
Council follows Rules of Procedure which govern the proceedings of Council and Committees of Council, City of Hamilton Procedural By-law. Interested citizens who would like to make a presentation to Council on an item of interest can complete and submit a Request to Speak to a Committee of Council
Committees and Council deal with a variety of issues including personnel matters, property purchases, litigation, etc. and may wish to discuss matters related to these types of issues in "closed" meetings, in which case the media and members of the public would be asked to leave the meeting room.
Committees and Council will if they are in a “closed” meeting for more than 30 minutes, wait up to 5 minutes before proceeding with the meeting, to provide members of the public and the media time, to return to the meeting room.
The City makes a video record of Committee and Council meetings. If you make a presentation to a Committee, the City will be video recording you and will make the recording public by publishing the recording on the City's website.
Notice to citizens respecting your personal information on the City's website
The City of Hamilton collects personal information as authorized under Section 5.12 and 5.13 of the Hamilton's Procedural By-law 21-021 from your communication or presentation to City Council or its Committees.
If you are submitting letters, faxes, emails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name, address or email address and the fact that you communicated with the City may become part of the public record and may appear on the City’s website.
The City makes a video record of committee and council meetings. If you make a presentation to a committee or council, please be advised that the City will be video-recording you and the video may be accessed on the City’s website for the general public to view.
Questions about the collection of personal information can be directed to:
Manager, Legislative Services / Deputy Clerk
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4304
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