The public has the opportunity to provide testimony both “virtually” and “in-person”. You will be asked to indicate on the Open Comment & Public Hearing forms if you will be speaking “virtually” or “in-person”. In-person speakers will speak first and, virtual speakers will follow. All speakers will be listed in the order in which they signed up. All speakers will have the option to change their location preference if needed by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BE ADVISED: Due to us offering participation now in both the in-person and virtual formats, ADVANCE SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED for Public Participation. In-person sign-up the night of the meeting WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Open Comment is an opportunity for 20 individuals to speak for up to two (2) minutes on any topic that is not 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.
- Open comment is limited to 20 individuals and if more than 20 register, registering to speak does not guarantee your name will be selected. If more than 20 people sign up, the Clerks Office will randomly select 20 individuals.
- If less than 20 sign up, ALL individuals will be selected to speak in the order in which they registered.
The sign-up form will open at 8 a.m. the Friday prior to the meeting and will close at 2 p.m. the Wednesday before the meeting.
Please note, once your form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail verifying your form has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail within 15 minutes of submitting your form, please contact the City Clerk's Office before the form closes to ensure you will have time to resubmit your form.