Changes to Public Pre-budget Deputation Process

Posted On Thursday January 07, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are changes to the way the public will make pre-budget deputations to City Council this year. There will be four options, including by videoconference, by telephone, through the City Hall lobby kiosk, or by sending a letter to the City Clerk to be included in the public agenda for Council and the public’s information.   

Deputations will be made on Jan. 14 and Feb 4. Both meetings will start at 6:30 pm and will be virtual via MS Teams. All deputations must be scheduled in advance, and walk-in deputations will not be permitted.

Requests can be made by emailing or by completing the online "Speak Before Council" form.

-          For Jan. 14 deputations, requests must be received no later than noon on Jan. 11.

-          For Feb. 4 deputations, requests must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Jan. 29.

The public is also invited to get involved and give feedback by completing an online survey, available Jan. 5 – Feb. 4, at Feedback can also be provided in hard copy through the Budget Community Handbook available on the City website, from the Waverley and Brodie branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library upon their reopening, or from City Hall by appointment.

Council’s Budget reviews will take place on Jan. 19, 21, 27, and Feb. 2, beginning at 5 pm, with approval expected on Feb. 8.

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 625-2230 or visit  


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Contact:       Stacey Levanen. Supervisor – Corporate Communications, 625-3650

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