In accordance with the City of Cambridge Procedural By-law, you must complete a delegation request form and submit it to the City Clerk in order to speak at a City of Cambridge Council or Committee meeting.
The City Clerk reserves the right to designate the request to the appropriate meeting or deny the request upon review of the completed form. We finalize Council Agendas the Thursday before the scheduled meeting. Meeting agendas are available for public viewing by Friday.
Learn more about open public meetings.
View our Council and Committee Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.
Presenting at Council meetings
Speakers have up to five minutes to address Council. We encourage groups of one to three people come forward on behalf of group of people who wish to speak on the same topic. The Clerk will provide more time to groups.
If scheduled to speak at a meeting and there is an electronic presentation to accompany the delegation, you must provide it to the Clerk's Office before the meeting date. Your allotted time limit includes any presentation material you may have.
Generally, Council allows delegations at the committee level. If the matter is to be dealt with directly at the Council level, delegations may attend the meeting but may only speak again if there is any new information.