Meeting Participation

Public Comment is your opportunity to address City Council about issues that are important to you and your community.

There are many ways you can make your voice heard:

  • Submit a comment online
  • Speak at a Wednesday Public Comment session
  • Speak on specific agenda items at a Thursday A Session meeting
  • Speak during the Zoning Session

In Person

Step 1.Plan to Speak at a Meeting

  • You must register to speak 30 minutes prior to the posted meeting time.

Step 2.Sign Up on SASpeakUp or Onsite

You'll see a list of meetings and events. Follow the steps below to sign up.

  • Select the meeting you want to participate in.
  • Select the agenda item you would like to speak on.
  • Click on sign up to speak and fill out the form.
  • An email confirmation of your registration to speak will be sent to the email you listed.

A staff member will be available 45 minutes before the meeting to assist anyone signing up to speak.

Sign Up on SASpeakUp

Step 3.Review the Speaking Guidelines

  • Individuals are given three minutes to speak.
  • Organizations are given nine minutes to speak if three representatives are registered and waiting in the queue for their names to be called.

NOTE: The Mayor or Presiding Officer may reduce speaking time at his/her discretion.


Step 1.Submit Your Comment on Time

Written comments are accepted from the time the agenda is posted up until one hour before the meeting start time. Comments will be distributed to all City councilmembers.

Step 2.Post Your Comment on SASpeakUp

  • Go to SASpeakUp. Under Meetings & Events select the meeting you want to participate in.
  • Select the comment box next to the agenda item you would like to comment on.
  • Type in your comment and click "comment".
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your comment to the email you entered.

Comment on SASpeakUp