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

For upcoming and 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:

  • General Committee meeting - Monday
  • Council meeting - Following Monday 
  • No meeting - following Monday
  • Cycle begins again with a General Committee Meeting - Monday

Council also meets at Special Meetings as needed throughout the year. Notice will be provided in advance of the meeting.

Delegations are only received at Council meetings, or at General Committee meetings for items that are public meetings under the Planning Act.

 

You can watch City Council meetings live online.

View Council and Committee Agendas and Minutes on our website. 

2024 Council Meeting Schedule
DateDayMeeting Type
January 8 Monday General Committee
January 15 Monday Council Meeting
January 29 Monday General Committee
February 5 Monday Council Meeting
February 20 Tuesday General Committee
February 26 Monday Council Meeting
March 11 Monday General Committee
March 18 Monday Council Meeting
April 2 Tuesday General Committee
April 8 Monday Council Meeting
April 22 Monday  General Committee
April 29 Monday Council Meeting
May 13 Monday General Committee
May 21 Tuesday Council Meeting
June 3 Monday General Committee
June 10 Monday Council Meeting
June 11 Tuesday General Committee  (Budget)
June 17 Monday General Committee
June 24 Monday  Council Meeting
August 6 Tuesday General Committee
August 12 Monday  Council Meeting
August 26 Monday General Committee
September 3 Tuesday  Council Meeting
September 16 Monday  General Committee
September 23 Monday Council Meeting
October 7 Monday General Committee
October 15 Tuesday Council Meeting
October 28 Monday General Committee
November 4 Monday Council Meeting
November 12 Tuesday General Committee (Budget)
November 18 Monday General Committee (Budget)
November 19 Tuesday General Committee (Budget)
December 2 Monday General Committee
December 9 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 

The City of Peterborough is committed to making meetings accessible for people of all abilities. Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Contact the Clerk’s Office if you require assistance to access a meeting, the agenda or relevant documents. Please note, the HTML agenda packages are generally more accessible for people who use assistive technology than the optional PDF version, where provided.