Meeting held electronically and open to public attendance
Council Chamber, City Hall

We recognize and respect that New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. We acknowledge that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.


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The Mayor will open the meeting and provide a land acknowledgement.

The purpose of this report is twofold: one, to provide Council with memos from Departments that inform the November 20th Budget Workshop; and two, to provide the Agenda for the November 20th Budget Workshop. Staff have prepared a presentation which will walk Council and the community through the memos which are provided as an attachment to this covering report.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council receives the information and analyses from the accompanying nine memos as part of the 2024 Budget deliberation process.

    THAT the funding requests made in the Financial Implications sections of the memos form components of the 2024 Utilities Rates Council Workshop on November 27th (Part Three) and the 2024 Operating Budget Council Workshop on December 11th (Part Four).

    THAT Council direct SMT and the Finance Department to evaluate the funding requests and provide property tax rate options and alternate funding stream options for Council’s consideration at the December 11th Operating Budget Workshop.

To recommend appointments of Chief Election Officer (CEO) and Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO) for the 2024 School By-Election and provide Council and the community the legislative timeline of the election.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT pursuant to Section 58(1) of the Local Government Act, Council appoint Mark Brown, as Chief Election Officer, and Kelly Wharton, as Deputy Chief Election Officer for the 2024 School Board By-Election.

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of amendments made to the proposed Code of Conduct Bylaw No. 8408, 2023 after first reading at the June 26, 2023, Regular Council Meeting, and after further discussion at the October 30, 2023 Council meeting, and request Council to consider giving the amended Bylaw second and third reading.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council consider giving Code Conduct Bylaw No. 8408, 2023, as amended, second reading and third reading; and

    THAT Staff be directed to bring Code of Conduct Bylaw No. 8408, 2023, as amended, to the next regular Council meeting for consideration of adoption; and

    THAT Council approve the Ethics Commissioner Job Description attached to this Code of Conduct Bylaw report dated November 20, 2023.



A bylaw to regulate the conduct of Council Members.  This bylaw is on the agenda for SECOND and THIRD READING.



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