Present to a Committee or Council
Consulting with the public is important to Regina City Council. You have the opportunity to share your opinions and participate in the decision-making process. Your ideas help members of Council to make decisions addressing the needs of Regina residents.
A request to speak to Council is also referred to as a delegation request. You can appear as a delegation before City Council or a committee of Council regarding an item on the agenda. In the event the item is not on the agenda, you may write a letter to the Office of the City Clerk requesting to address a committee. The Office of the City Clerk will contact you to discuss the request, or may refer the matter to a more appropriate committee of Council or City Administration.
How to Make a Request
City Council: To present to City Council regarding an agenda item, you must file a written brief with the Office of the City Clerk. Submit the request to the Office of the City Clerk no later than 1 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting.
The brief should include:
- the request being made to City Council
- the date of the meeting at which you wish to appear
- the subject or topic to be discussed
- the name and correct mailing address of the spokesperson
- daytime telephone number
- a written summary of what you wish to present on
Submissions must be respectful and adhere to City Council's Procedure Bylaw which also provides information on proper decorum and how the proceedings are carried out.
The written summary from all submissions will be placed on the agenda. Delegations who attend the council meeting to present or respond to questions are subject to a 5 minute time limit. It is not required that all delegations attend in-person.
Committee: To present to a committee regarding an agenda item, you must attend the committee meeting. A written brief in advance is not required, but you must complete a delegation form upon arrival.
- The committee chairperson will call you forward when the committee deals with the item.
- You have up to 5 minutes to present, followed by any questions from committee members.