Call to Action - Truck Guards in Richmond - Wednesday, Sept 21st, City Council


Hello All,

In response to the August Beltran and dump truck incident in Vancouver this past summer,  HUB Richmond/YVR sent a letter to the City of Richmond advocating for the installation of guard rails on city-owned trucks. A copy of the letter is attached to this email.

This motion is being brought forward to City Council tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The meeting is scheduled to start at 3pm and the truck guards issue will be the last item on the agenda. We were also told of the possibility of this item being delayed for a future meeting.

Many apologies for sharing this item so late but if you are interested in participating, you can:
- provide your comments and support for the motion by emailing: CityClerk@... 
- attend the meeting and/or sign up to speak on this issue by emailing CityClerk@... or call 604-276-4007 before 1pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

More detailed instructions from the City of Richmond website:

Before the Meeting
1.You must register with the City Clerk’s Office
  • You are encouraged to register as early as possible in advance of a meeting. Registration will close on the day of the meeting, at 1:00pm.
  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 604-276-4007 or email at CityClerk@... 
2.At time of registration, you will need to provide your name, phone number, email address, and the item number(s) you wish to delegate on.

3.Once registered, you will be sent an email confirming your registration and instructions for delegating at the upcoming meeting.

On the Day of the Meeting
4.City staff will request that you connect to the meeting 30 minutes prior to the start time, in order to test audio/visual settings.
After testing, you may be placed in a virtual waiting room until your agenda item is considered.

5.During your agenda item, you will have:
  • Five minutes to delegate on an agenda item of a Council, Special Council and Standing Committee meeting.
  • 10 minutes to delegate on a Public Hearing item.
6.Once you have finished speaking, you must disconnect (hang-up the phone or disconnect Zoom) from the meeting, in order to allow the next speaker to join. 

The City of Vancouver successfully passed this motion and we hope that the City of Richmond will do the same. Thank you for your attention to this call to action.

Best regards,

Anna and Donna 
Co-chairs, HUB Richmond/YVR