There are two ways in which to speak on an agenda item during the meeting: Live in-person or remotely via Webex.
Advance Request to Speak
Those interested in providing a public comments are strongly encouraged to request to speak as soon after the agenda is posted, to ensure inclusion on the speaker list.
Select the appropriate Meeting Date in the "Request to Speak at a Meeting" section to the right, indicate how you will attend (in-person or virtually) and specify the agenda item(s) on which you wish to speak by selecting the agenda item number (for example A-1, PH-2, C-3.) At the start of each agenda item, staff will read the names of those who have requested to speak in advance on an agenda item.
After the Start of the Meeting
Those attending in-person shall register in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers when they arrive, via a virtual speaker card by clicking the QR CODE or on a signup sheet. Those attending virtually shall send a "chat" to the host to request to speak.
Speakers will be called in chronological order, based on when they registered to speak. At the start of each agenda item, staff will read aloud the names of those who have requested to speak on an agenda item. Requests to speak that are received after the start of the public comment period for that agenda item will not be considered until the end of the meeting.
No Internet? How to Call in to Speak
If you have no way to join via internet, you may join the meeting by calling on your phone.
For this option, you will need to contact the City Clerk’s Office and provide your name, phone number and the Agenda Item about which you wish to speak so that we can find you and allow you to talk.
This option does not allow for you to view the meeting. You may City Council and commission meetings via cable or online) but please remember to mute the tv or computer so that there is no echo when you speak.
Time Limits on Live Public Comment
- In the interest of allowing enough time to cover the business on the agenda, please be advised the Mayor has the discretion to determine how many minutes each speaker may address the City Council, up to three minutes, as well as how long public comment will be received for each agenda item.
- Persons who are present in the meeting may cede one minute of time to one other person per agenda item who is also present and wishes to address the Legislative Body by providing a Request to Speak to the City Clerk with the appropriate box checked and the name of the person to whom time is ceded.
- At the Mayor’s discretion, there may be an allotted maximum time limit for speakers per agenda item (i.e. one hour) to allow City Council adequate time for deliberation.