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Participating in Meetings

The health of our community is extremely important. As we continue to put in place the plans and policies that will further our goals of becoming a more inclusive, connected and healthy city, we are offering multiple ways for people to participate -- safely and comfortably from home. 

For those who must attend board and commission meetings in person, there are new guidelines to maximize safety for all participants.

Board and Commission Meetings

Starting Monday, May 11, Denver City Council, Planning Board, the Landmark Preservation Commission, the Lower Downtown Design Review Commission, and other similar boards/commissions will resume in-person public hearings, subject to new guidelines and with an emphasis still on virtual options.

How will it work?

  • A quorum of board members must attend in-person with the remaining members participating virtually.
    • (A "quorum" is the minimum number of members needed to have a valid vote on an issue.) 
  • Applicants, staff and members of the public will have the option to participate virtually through an online platform or by phone.
  • Applicants will be limited to only one representative in person. All other team members must participate virtually.
  • Anyone attending in person will be required to adhere to all public health orders in effect, including physical distancing of at least six feet away from other attendees and wearing a face covering.

How can I share comments in advance?

How can I participate during the hearing?

All Community Planning and Development virtual meetings are accessible by phone to allow anyone to call in and listen or comment. Participants can also join meetings using any device that has a speaker and stable internet connection. Participants who join online can comment using the meeting's online "chat" function or can speak live if their device has a microphone. You can also watch a meeting online but dial-in by phone to make it easier to listen and comment. If you are using a mobile device, you will need to download the virtual platform's app. 

Links to participate online and call-in numbers will be posted ahead of the meeting along with agenda information on the specific board or commission's webpage. During public hearings, virtual comments will still be subject to time limits.

To submit live comments as an online participant, you must provide your first name, last name, email address, address, and city when you join the meeting. You will be muted upon entry to the meeting. When it is your turn, you will be called and will have three minutes to offer your comment. 

To submit comments in person, you will be required to adhere to current public health guidelines. If there are a large number of attendees, you may be asked to wait in the hallway or overflow room until it is your turn.  

Planning Board meetings will continue to be broadcast on Denver's Channel 8 or online at Denver8.tv.

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