City Council Meetings

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Watch Council

Livestreaming is available for all Council and General Committee meetings. Advisory Committee meetings are not livestreamed.

Agendas and Minutes

Advisory Committee Meetings will be held electronically starting January 2021. Individuals wishing to listen to any meeting must contact the Clerk's Office at 705-742-7777 ext. 1820. You will be provided with a toll free number and conference id to enable you to listen to the meeting by telephone.  

For past agendas and minutes, scroll down in the window below. 

 

Council meeting schedule

City Council meetings and schedule

City Council meetings are typically held on Monday evenings starting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall as follows:

  • First Monday of the month – General Committee meeting
  • Second Monday of the month – General Committee meeting
  • Fourth Monday of the month – Council meeting

Council also meets for Finance Committee and Special Meetings as needed throughout the year.

Delegations are only received at Council meetings.

 

You can watch City Council meetings live online.

View Council and Committee Agendas and Minutes on our website. 

 

2022 Council meeting schedule
DateDayMeeting Type
January 17 Monday General Committee
January 31 Monday Council Meeting
February 7 Monday General Committee
February 14 Monday General Committee
February 28 Monday Council Meeting
March 7 Monday General Committee
March 14 Monday General Committee
March 28 Monday Council Meeting
April 4 Monday General Committee
April 11 Monday General Committee
April 25 Monday Council Meeting
May 2 Monday General Committee 
May 9  Monday  General Committee 
May 24 Tuesday  Council Meeting
June 6  Monday  General Committee, Finance Committee
June 13  Monday  General Committee 
June 22  Wednesday  Finance Committee
June 27  Monday Council Meeting 
July 4  Monday General Committee
July 11  Monday General Committee, Finance Committee
July 25 Monday Council Meeting
September 6  Tuesday General Committee
September 12  Monday  General Committee 
September 26  Monday  Council Meeting 
October 24 Monday  Election
November 28 Monday  Inauguration of New Council
December 5  Monday  General Committee, Finance Committee 
December 12  Monday  Council Meeting 
 2023 Council meeting schedule
2023 Council meeting schedule
DateDayMeeting Type
January 9 Monday Finance Committee
January 10 Tuesday Finance Committee
January 16 Monday Finance Committee
January 17 Tuesday Finance Committee
January 18 Wednesday Finance Committee
January 19 Thursday Finance Committee
January 23 Monday General Committee
January 30 Monday Council Meeting
February 6 Monday General Committee
February 13 Monday General Committee
February 27 Monday Council Meeting
March 6 Monday General Committee 
March 13  Monday  General Committee 
March 27 Monday Council Meeting
April 3 Monday  General Committee
April 11 Tuesday General Committee 
April 24 Monday Council Meeting
May 1 Monday General Committee
May 8 Monday General Committee
May 23 Tuesday Finance Committee, Council Meeting
May 31 Wednesday Finance Committee
June 5 Monday General Committee
June 12 Monday  General Committee 
June 19 Monday  Finance Committee, General Committee
June 26 Monday  Council Meeting
August 8 Tuesday General Committee
August 14 Monday  General Committee
August 28 Monday  Council Meeting 

September 5 Tuesday General Committee
September 11 Monday General Committee
September 25 Monday Council Meeting
October 2 Monday General Committee
October 10 Tuesday General Committee
October 23 Monday Council Meeting
November 6 Monday General Committee
November 14 Tuesday Finance Committee
November 15 Wednesday Finance Committee
November 20 Monday Finance Committee
November 21 Tuesday Finance Committee
November 22 Wednesday Finance Committee
November 23 Thursday Finance Committee
November 27 Monday Council Meeting
December 4 Monday General Committee
December 11 Monday Council Meeting

 

Committees

The City of Peterborough has several legislated and advisory committees that provide input and guidance on the provision of municipal services and programs for our community. Visit our Committees page to find brief descriptions of these legislated and advisory committees of Council.

 Procedure By-law
Based on the recommendations of the Procedure By-law Review Committee, City Council passed By-law 21-104 at its November 29, 2021 meeting.

The changes to the City's Procedure By-law, summarized below, are intended to improve clarity of procedure and meeting efficiency, offer additional tools for delegations, and create consistency between meeting modes.

Opening of Meeting

The opening of meetings will be conducted as follows:

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Thirty Seconds of Silent Reflection
  • National Anthem
  • Recognition of Constitution and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Other Business Items at Committee Meetings

To improve transparency, new items of business will not be introduced under Other Business unless a vote of two-thirds of Council supports the addition of the new item. Instead, a Notice of Motion will be introduced on General Committee and Finance Committee meeting agendas. Motions introduced using the Notice of Motion provides greater transparency for both members of Council and the public and would require a majority vote to approve.

Electronic Recorded Voting/Paperless Agendas

The Procedure By-law has been amended to show that all votes at meetings of General Committee (open sessions only), Finance Committee, and Council will be recorded votes.

Lost/No Decisions by Standing Committees

The Procedure By-law wording has been clarified regarding the recording of Lost/No Decisions in section 26.1. Where a Standing Committee has not made any recommendation related to a motion provided in a staff report, the LOST motion will be added to the appropriate report on a Council agenda under the heading “Not Recommended by Committee”.

Public Participation

The following list of changes in the Procedure By-law are intended to better organize public delegations at meetings, improve meeting efficiency, offer modern tools for the public to provide comment and information to Council, and bring consistency with electronic meeting processes:

  • No unregistered delegations
  • Require the completion of an application form to appear as a delegation
  • Delegation can address only one item on the agenda
  • Organize delegations by report
  • Maximum speaking time for a delegation is five minutes
  • The number of delegations to an individual item/report is not to exceed ten (with the exception of Public Meetings under the Planning Act)
  • Encourage groups to select a speaker
  • Enhance website commenting options as another available tool for the public to express its comments to Council