Regional Council is the main decision-making body for the Halifax Regional Municipality. The members are the Mayor and the 16 Councillors. Councillors also sit on boards, committees and commissions, standing committees and community councils.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipality held 342 virtual Regional Council, public hearing, community council, standing committee, advisory board and committee meetings from March 2020 until October 2021 to comply with the advice and directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Health at that time.
Although in-person Regional Council meetings resumed in October 2021, some meetings may continue to take place virtually as a result of changing public health restrictions.
All Regional Council meetings will continue to be broadcasted via the municipality’s YouTube channel.
For in-person Regional Council meetings, upgrades to the Council Chamber are being explored to allow for the public to participate in Public Hearings virtually.