Ways to Get Involved in City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are open to the public. Learn about speaking and participating in meetings.

About City Council Meetings

The City Council holds public meetings to gather feedback from community members.

City Council meetings and study sessions are held in Council Chambers located in the Penfield Tate II Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway St. Both City Council meetings and study sessions are open to the public, but only City Council meetings have open comment/public hearings.

Study sessions give City Council the chance to work on a particular issue or set of issues. While council may give direction to city staff during a study session, no votes are cast during these meetings.

Attend or Watch Council Meetings and Study Sessions

Find Dates for Upcoming City Council Meetings

View Live and Archived Meetings

Due to physical distancing requirements, all Boulder City Council meetings have been moved to an online platform for the foreseeable future.

The public can watch the meetings online or view them on Boulder 8 TV on Comcast in high definition on channel 880 or standard definition on channel 8.

Speak at Council Meetings

Speak During Open Comment

Open Comment is an opportunity for 20 individuals to speak for up to two (2) minutes on any topic that is not on the council agenda or scheduled for a public hearing (specific topics council will be voting on) that evening. Open comment is scheduled at all regular council meetings, but not special meetings or study sessions.

Community members wishing to speak during open comment will be required to register in advance online, no later than 2 p.m. the Monday before the meeting.

Speak During a Public Hearing

Council also frequently holds public hearings, often before they vote on a new policy or make a decision on a proposed ordinance or change to city code. The public may speak to public hearing items when such hearings are scheduled.

Community members wishing to speak during a public hearing will be required to register online, no later than 4 p.m. the night of the meeting.

Join Council Agenda Committee Meeting

Join a Meeting

Members of city staff and three members of council (Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem and one rotating council member) meet most Mondays to go over the City Council agenda.

To virtually attend these meetings, please contact the clerk's office at cityclerksoffice@bouldercolorado.gov for an online link.

Subscribe to Boulder City Council Hotline

What is the Boulder Council Hotline?

The Boulder Council Hotline is an email "conversation" among Boulder City Council members and city staff. Interested members of the public may receive these emails, but may not post emails to the hotline.

If community members would like to respond to something they see over the hotline, they are invited to send an email to the nine-member city council at: council@bouldercolorado.gov. (Messages to City Council are public record).

How to Subscribe to Boulder Council Hotline

To subscribe to the public ListServ to receive all hotline emails, follow the instruction on the Boulder Council Hotline web page.