Public Comment

Beginning on November 16th City Council, Board, and Commission Meetings will be held in-person under a hybrid format, members of the public will have the option to attend meetings in person or virtually and can place a public comment, whether they are virtual or in chambers.

Members of the public that are in chambers will be called on to speak first; then ZOOM users/callers will be allowed to speak. Staff will alert ZOOM users/callers when it is their turn to talk.

As per the City's municipal code, the same rules and policies exist regarding public comment and maintaining decorum during meetings. 


For more information about attending meetings in person, read the full press release here:

https://conta.cc/3BUSlZX




MORE INFORMATION FOR ZOOM ATTENDEES:

When joining via Zoom, you will be asked to enter a name and an email address.  We request that you identify yourself by name, as this will be visible online, and will be used to notify you that it is your time to speak.  You may use your real name or a unique name as your identification to be called upon to speak.  Offensive, derogatory, discriminating, or defamatory names will not be accepted into the meeting for commenting.

The meeting leader/Mayor will clearly state the amount of time allotted for each public comment at the beginning of the meeting.  You will have a pre-designated amount of time to speak, and when your time is up, staff will mute your microphone, and you will be placed back into the regular attendee room.  Please note that the clock begins when you are unmuted, so you must be prepared to speak when called upon.

Please note that joining the meeting by computer or phone is the technical responsibility of the party wishing to place their public comment.  Staff will not be available for technical support or assistance during the live meeting.

*** PLEASE NOTE: For commenting on Special or Closed sessions,
you must refer to the agenda for those specific meetings to obtain the correct ZOOM Links***


PUBLIC COMMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ZOOM USERS

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SPOKEN PUBLIC COMMENTS USING A COMPUTER 

  1. Follow the link to connect to ZOOM: https://ZoomRegular.CityofVallejo.net
  2. Enter your name (or unique identification, e.g. S. Jackson)
  3. Enter an email
  4. When you wish to speak on an Agenda item, click on the “Raise Hand” button

raise hand

SPOKEN PUBLIC COMMENTS USING A SMARTPHONE

  1. Download the ZOOM app at the App Store or the Google Play Store
  2. Enter the meeting ID: 914 0075 0676
  3. Enter your name (or unique identification, e.g. S. Jackson)
  4. Enter an email (e.g. xxxxx@gmail.com)
  5. When you wish to speak on an Agenda item, click on the “Raise Hand” button

iphone 1 iPhone 2 SPOKEN PUBLIC COMMENTS USING A PHONE

  1. Dial (669) 900-6833
  2. Enter Meeting ID: 914 0075 0676#
  3. When you wish to speak on an agenda item, hit *9 on your keypad

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS BY EMAIL

Consistent with past practices, members of the public wishing to submit their comments via email must email their comments to the City Clerk at dawn.abrahamson@cityofvallejo.net These comments will be forwarded to Council for review, but will not be read aloud during the meeting.

Please Note: The Open Town Hall written commenting feature is no longer be available.