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Live Comments for Nov. 16, 2020 City Council Meeting


  • Written Comments: The Council will continue to take general public comment and comment on the meeting’s specific agenda items in written form via email through 1:00 pm on Monday, November 16. Web form submission for written public comment can be found at These comments will be distributed to all Councilors for review in advance of the meeting.
  • Virtual, Live Comments: The Council will take general public comment on any topic, including agenda items, from up to a maximum of 20 people, on a first-come first-serve basis.  To provide real time verbal public comment over Zoom, participants must sign up for public comment by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16. The sign-up sheet can be accessed below.
    • Note: Participants must sign up for public comment with the Zoom username or phone number that you will use to enter the Zoom meeting so that you can be identified when accessing the meeting. Persons who do not provide this information will not be allowed into the meeting, but may still view the meeting via the YouTube live link.
  • Participants will standby in the Zoom virtual waiting room until the public comment period begins. The Zoom moderator will move all participants who have signed up for comment into the meeting room at that time.
  • Once in the Zoom meeting room, the participants will be unable to unmute themselves or turn on their camera. The Zoom moderator will unmute and enable cameras (if applicable) at the time your name is called for public comment.
  • If you are also watching on YouTube, please note that the YouTube stream lags approximately 10 seconds behind the Zoom meeting. Please mute or pause the YouTube stream once you are in the Zoom meeting room to avoid feedback between the Zoom meeting room and YouTube broadcast.
  • Public comment will be limited to 1 1/2 minutes, which starts when you begin speaking. You will be informed by the Council President when the 1 1/2 minutes have concluded, at which point your microphone will be muted and your camera will be turned off.
  • Participants will be moved out of the Zoom meeting once your comment period has ended.

Public Comment ground rules:

  • Each participant has 1 1/2 minutes to present.
  • Comments are to be addressed to the Councilors only, through the Council President.
  • Any disruptive conduct will result in removal from the Zoom meeting room.