Public comment is posted on the City Council Meeting Schedule published each Thursday. To get the meeting schedule and agendas emailed to you each week, subscribe to updates and alerts.
A 15-minute public comment period (or longer, at the chair's discretion) is held in committee meetings where proposed changes to the municipal code or policy are being discussed.
Each speaker gets a maximum of two minutes to speak. Speakers will be shown a warning when 30 seconds are remaining and the committee chair will ask speakers to stop at the end of two minutes.
Speakers sign up using their own phone or tablet to complete the form, using the Sign Up button above. No sign-ups will be accepted after the alloted time.
Sign-up begins 90 minutes prior to the committee’s scheduled start time and ends 30 minutes before the meeting begins. For example, those commenting at a 10:30 a.m. committee meeting will have from 9 to 10 a.m. to sign up to speak.
NO sign-up by proxy; the person wishing to speak must be the one to sign up.
The public comment period in a committee meeting is 15 minutes (or longer at the discretion of the committee chair). 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 speakers are called, the requester might not be able to speak.
The committee chair determines the order of speakers and tries to allow for equal opportunity for opposing perspectives.
For all other items scheduled for committee, like contracts and presentations, public comment is at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public may request an opportunity to speak on these matters by contacting Legislative Services in advance:
Note: please put “Public Comment Request” in the subject line. If a response is not received within 24 hours, please call.
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