First name, last name, mailing address, email address, phone number, whether ADA or language interpretation accommodations are needed (must be requested at least one business day in advance of the scheduled general public comment session), and speaker topic.
No yielding of time is permitted and NO sign-up by proxy; the person wishing to speak must be the one to sign up. Only one sign-up per person is permitted. Topics are required, and must not pertain to an item scheduled for either a required or courtesy public hearing.
How is speaker order determined?
Speaker order is decided on a first-come, first-served basis (using the date/time the sign-up request is received) with preference given to those individuals who did not speak at the previous general public comment session, or have not addressed Council in the last 90 days.
Will everyone who signs up get to speak?
The general public comment session is 30 minutes. Council will accommodate as many speakers as can fit within that timeframe. Depending on how many individuals sign up and the order in which the request is received, the requester might not be able to speak.
Will I get a response back from Council?
The Council will not respond directly to any speaker during the general public comment session. However, follow-up responses after the public comment session may be provided on issues raised by speakers at the request of Council members, when information is requested by speakers, or when issues raised can be addressed directly by Legislative Services staff or a Council office.