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Brantford council to host hybrid meetings

City of BrantfordBrantford council to host hybrid meetings

The City of Brantford will begin implementing hybrid Council meetings on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Council members and senior staff will attend meetings in person, and members of the public will also have the option to attend Council Chambers at City Hall.

While Task Force and Advisory Committee meetings will remain virtual at this time, the following meetings will take place under the new hybrid model for the remainder of 2021:

November 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. City Council
December 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

December 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

HR Committee

Committee of the Whole – Operations

December 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Social Services Committee
December 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration
December 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Finance Committee
December 21, 2021 6:00 p.m. City Council 

All meetings held will still allow for public electronic participation via Zoom. Individuals wishing to attend meetings in-person will be required to pre-register as structured capacity limits will be in place in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Face coverings, proof of vaccination or exemption and identification must also be provided.

Those wishing to register can do so at calendar.brantford.ca/meetings by selecting the meeting they would like to either speak at or attend. Here, participants will indicate whether they would like to speak at the meeting in-person or virtually, or attend the meeting in-person. Registration is also available by phone at 519-759-4150, Ext. 5358. Those wishing to speak at a meeting are still required to register by 9:00 a.m. the day of the scheduled meeting. 

Members of the public can continue to access live-streamed meetings from the comfort of their homes by visiting Brantford.ca/VirtualCouncilwithout having to register in advance.

The City of Brantford is fully committed to transparency and open public meetings. Recognizing a desire to balance a return to safe, in-person public meetings, with a desire to continue to offer the public, consultants, media, staff, and others the opportunity to engage with Council virtually, this hybrid meeting format allows options for keen participation in meetings.

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