Types of Council Meetings

The following information is supplied from the Government of British Columbia’s website and is intended to assist Penticton residents in understanding the various types of meetings which Council members attend for the purpose of conducting City business.

Council Meeting Types

Council meetings are public gatherings where locally elected officials make decisions or move toward making decisions. Transparency and fairness of meetings and the decision-making process of elected officials are central to the principles of accountable government.

To uphold these principles, provincial rules and the Council Procedure Bylaw govern how meetings are administered. Under certain circumstances, the Council may close a meeting or part of a meeting by passing a resolution that sets out the basis for the closure.

Below is a list of the four most common types of meetings that Penticton City Council members attend.