Your involvement in the decisions that affect our community are so important. Look for ways to have your say about specific initiatives and feel free to join your Mayor and Council at an upcoming meeting.
For full meeting information and to view reports or search for documents, visit the Colwood Meeting Portal.
IMPORTANT: Public Participation
To ensure the safety of all, City meetings will be conducted in a hybrid format. The City will continue to ensure openness, transparency, accessibility and accountability in providing alternative methods of communication.
The meeting will stream live on our website at colwood.civicweb.net/Portal/Video.aspx
Options to Participate:
In Person: The public will be permitted in the Council Chambers and will be on a first come, first served basis until capacity is met.
Electronically: To participate via telephone or computer please pre-register by noon on the day of the meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-294-8157.
Written Submissions: Submissions will be received at email@example.com or by mail/in person at City Hall up until noon on the day of the meeting and will be appended to the agenda.
As your elected officials, Colwood Council provides the vision and direction for the City of Colwood. This vision is described in detail in the City's Official Community Plan.
With input from citizens, city staff, committees and other stakeholders, Council establishes bylaws and policies that are the basis for how we provide services and plan for the City's future.
Council meetings are normally held at 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, except for the months of July, August (no meetings) and December which is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday. When the Monday is a Statutory Holiday the meeting moves to the following Tuesday.
Learn more about how municipal government works.
Acting Mayor Rotation
Committee of the Whole Meetings
Committee of the Whole provides Council with a less formal setting where members of the public have opportunities to speak at the meeting and participate in discussion about agenda items.
The goal of Committee of the Whole is to assist Council in making more durable decisions by giving them direct insight into the needs and priorities of community members before they are required to sit at the Council table and make a binding decision. Committee of the Whole is a place to encourage in depth discussion of topics, but it is not where decisions are made. If a decision is required, the committee will make a recommendation that will be voted on at an upcoming Council meeting.
Select and Standing Committees
Select and standing committees are in place to discuss issues related to a specific topic.