Meetings of Council
Ladysmith Council will meet on Tuesday nights beginning in January 2020.
Previously, Council currently met on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Council also gathered as the Municipal Services Committee on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless there was no new business to discuss.
The change to Tuesdays improves overall efficiency for both Council and staff by eliminating the need to cancel meetings when they conflict with statutory holidays, such as the Civic Holiday and Labour Day.
In 2020, the statutory holiday schedule is such that no Council or Municipal Services Committee meetings will be cancelled.
By moving to Tuesday nights, Ladysmith Council meetings also no longer conflict with the schedules of neighbouring municipalities such as Nanaimo and Duncan. The extra day between agenda publication and meetings also offers more time for Council, the public and staff to conduct research and prepare.
As part of the changes, the Municipal Services Committee is being renamed to the Committee of the Whole. All six Councillors as well as the Mayor sit on the committee.
The Committee of the Whole will assemble on the second Tuesday of every second month.
Council and CoW agenda packages will continue to be published on our website on the Friday before each meeting.
Check this page on the day of the meeting for any changes to the start times or locations.
Have Your Say
Members of the public have several options to give input to Council:
- Write a letter
Apply to appear at a meeting as a delegation (download the Delegation to Council Application
) (applications must be in by 12 noon the Tuesday before the meeting requested)
- Ask a question during Question Period at the end of each Council meeting
Agendas and Minutes
A full agenda package is prepared by 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings and is available by clicking on the following links: Council Minutes and Agendas; Municipal Services Minutes and Agendas. You can also read the agenda packages at City Hall and the Ladysmith branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (740 First Avenue).
Minutes of Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings are posted on our website within a week after the meeting.