How can I speak in front of the City Council? Do I need to fill out a form?

You may address agenda items and non-agenda items at the second and fourth Tuesday meetings. On the third Tuesday, City Council deliberates on land use applications and only those issues may be addressed at that meeting. Citizens who wish to speak may register on the date of the meeting in the City Council Chamber before 6:30 p.m. Citizens may also pre-register by calling the City Clerk's Office at 757-382-6151 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the Council meeting. Speaker Forms will not be accepted for the Council Meeting after 6:30 p.m. Any material you wish to distribute to City Council Members must be reviewed by the City Clerk before the start of the meeting.

Speakers appearing before City Council will not be allowed to: 

  • Campaign for public office
  • Promote private business ventures
  • Engage in personal attacks
  • Use profanity or vulgar language

Speakers who violate these rules will be declared out of order and immediately yield the floor and be seated.

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6. How can I speak in front of the City Council? Do I need to fill out a form?
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